The gorgeous state of Sikkim is a traveler’s delight. The great Kanchenjunga on the west, decorated by prayer flags (called Lung Ta locally) and beautified by the windling Teesta, this multicolored state is rich with ethnic culture and traditions. Unknown to the rest of the world, Sikkim is home to many villages. Here are four villages in Sikkim that you must visit at least once.
Lachen (North Sikkim)
One of the most beautiful roads lead to the village of Lachen. The curvy roads are gardened by prayer flags, covered by alpine vegetation, with surplus of florals and small bungalows. As we move up the road and get closer to Lachen, the fog settels down, and the snow-capped mountains reveal themselves. All the risky roads are worth the wait for this scenery. This offbeat town is home to various eye-popping places like Lachen Monastry, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Thangu Valley, Tso Lamo Lake, Lhonak Valley and Green Lake.
Lachung (North Sikkim)
Lachun is also known as mini Switzerland because of the famed Yumthang Valley. The pasture lands of this valley are dotted with clusters of Rhododendron flowers, untethered horses and engulfed by the aroma of steaming hot momos, thukpa and Maggi. If you are planning a trip, it is recommended to go from March to May here with many fruit orchards beckoning.23 kilometers away and you get to Zero Point where snow covered most of the year.
Darap (West Sikkim)
Darap Village lies in West Sikkim which is 8 kilometers away from Pelling. The place is an absolute heavenly discovery. The predominant community living there are the Limboo and you can enjoy this picturesque (and organic) village by staying in a traditional house and meditate at the Yuma Meditation centre.
Kaluk (West Sikkim)
It is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Sikkim. You can clearly see Kanchenjunga from this village. The Gurung Monastery here attracts tourists as well as adventure lovers who take this trekking path to travel to this village.
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