“Breathtaking” sums up Sikkim in a single word. Fringed with towering mountains on all sides and sprinkled with pristine lakes and tranquil rivers, this popular tourist attraction could rightly be called a heaven on earth. Read on to discover what makes this popular hill station shine and stand out among the rest.
- Khecheoplari Lake
The verdant surroundings of the Khecheopalri Lake make more than a pretty picture. Dig deeper and you will discover some interesting stories that add meaning and mystery to your visit. When viewed from a height, the lake resembles a footprint, which the locals believe to be Goddess Tara’s. Scale up to a viewpoint nearby and decide for yourself whether the legend could possibly hold true.
2. Chakung WatchTower
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A walk up to the Chakung Watchtower will leave you panting, but you’ll soon realize it was well worth the sweat. It is located at Chakung and serves as one of the highest vantage points around Baiguney. The watchtower is best visited at dawn if you don’t want to miss the first rays casting their golden glow on the mighty Mount Khangchendzonga.
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The crisp air of Namchi is something that immediately drops a hint of the good things to come. Namchi boasts of interesting attractions like the Namchi Rock Garden, tea plantations, and monasteries like Ralong. The Temi Tea Garden is your window to witnessing the production of the finest variants of this globally-loved beverage. Namchi Rock Garden is home to some of the rarest plant species and glistening water bodies. It is lush with the largest patch of Lilium cut flowers and also possesses dainty orchids, iris, amaryllis, and other flowers that fill the air with their scent. It is also worth witnessing the grandeur of the Buddhist statue perched on the Samdruptse Hill.
View the mighty Khangchendzonga from Pelling, which is also one of the largest tourist destinations in Sikkim after Gangtok. The best times to visit this place is during Khangchendzonga Festival, when exciting activities like white-water rafting, mountain biking, and bird-watching let you capture Pelling’s beauty at its best.This festival brings the region’s culture to the fore with everything from folk dances to traditional crafts, and mor
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Witness the untainted beauty of Yuksom—a quaint village that is home to Sikkim’s oldest monasteries. It charms visitors with its rusticity and invites anyone who’s up for a good trekking trail. Yuksom is highly regarded for its serenity, and you could look forward to some quiet time here. Learn about the legends of Khecheopalri Lake, watch giant sloth bears and adorable Red Panda’s go about their day at Khangchendzonga National Park, or simply visit a few of the numerous monasteries that offer a glimpse into Sikkim’s rich history.
Enjoy the beauty of Sikkim to the fullest by planning your trip in advance. Club Mahindra offers unique ways to explore this destination with premium accommodation options and access to facilities like the gym, swimming pool, and spa services.
The Club Mahindra Baiguney, Sikkim Resort even outlines unique ways for you to spend time with your loved ones with indoor activities like board games and hobby kits. Apart from this, outdoor activities like bird-watching, trekking, and fun sports like football or cricket ensure everyone has a good time. Club Mahindra will also organize special nature trails and visits to heritage attractions like the Khecheopalri Lake, Chakung, Yuksom, Namchi, and Pelling. Do read what the members have to say about their holidays in the Club Mahindra reviews section on our website.