Sikkim Opens It’s Border for Domestic Tourists

The State Government has started showing much relief to the tourism sector after six months of heavy lockdown. And the same tradition is followed by the Chief Minister of Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang too. It also started showing some travel relaxation and allowing the public to come and have a local tour from 10 October 2020. The notice has been issued in the 23-page SOP.

Sikkim is one of the most beautiful places one should go once in their lifetime. Here are the best places in Sikkim one should explore there:

  1. Pelling

It is a small town also known as a little paradise on earth which is about 130 km from Gangtok. This scenic beauty is on the foothills of Khangchendzonga and provides the view of other neighborhood peaks too. The town is blessed with beautiful waterfalls, river rafting kayaking, and trekking.

  1. Rumtek Monastery

It is the gompa located near Gangtok. It is also known as Dharma Chakra Centre, belonging to the Kagyu Sect of Tibetan Buddhists. The place has a very mesmerizing beauty of mountains and gardens that will steal your heart away.

  1. Yumthang Valley

It is located at 140 km north of Gangtok. It is also called “Valley of Flowers”. The beauty of the valley is to fall in love with. It is located at a peak of 3500 meters providing an amazing view. Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is also situated which is famous for its Rhododendron Flowers.

  1. Tsomgo Lake

It is also known as Changu Lake located 38 km from Gangtok. It is one of the highest lakes in India. It remains frozen during winters. It looks breathtaking in summers because of its turquoise color and falling reflection of mountains in the lake.

The tourists have to take proper care and follow government protocols while going to Sikkim. Tourists have to carry COVID-19 negative certificates along with them issued within 3 days prior. They have to issue the “travel card” by registering themselves on the Sikkim Tourism Web Portal. Social distancing has to be followed, wearing a mask, and temperature check is must.

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