Historical Places to See in Sikkim
Historical Places to See in Sikkim

Nathula Pass

AddressNathula Pass 737131 https://goo.gl/maps/8TDs6YQ7L2H2
AverageTimeToSpend1 Hour
BriefLocated at a distance of approximately 56 km from Gangtok, the Nathula Pass used to be a corridor of passage between India and Tibet.
DistanceFromOtherPlace16 KM from Tsomgo Lake 14 KM from Menmecho lake
ExtraIt is located at an altitude of 4,310 meters and one can view the Tsomgo Lake on their way to it.
FactsMay to October is the best time to visit Nathula Pass. The temperatures are around 10 °C. The winters here experiences heavy snowfall with temperatures dropping to -25 °C.
OpeningHoursClosed By 1.30 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceScenic mountain pass once traveled by lines of mules carrying valuables over the ancient Silk Road
TicketPriceINR 200
TipsThe Nathula Pass stays fully closed for tourists usually on Mondays and Tuesdays. Get the entry permit before 12 PM on previous day of visit
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Tsomgo Lake

AddressTsomgo Lake Sikkim 737103 https://goo.gl/maps/mRtL9EAEt1u
AverageTimeToSpend1-2 Hours
BriefA gondola takes visitors to this scenic natural area featuring a lake surrounded by snowy mountains
DistanceFromOtherPlace16 KM from Nathula 22 KM from Lake Menmecho
ExtraIn winter the placid lake remains frozen with the area around it covered in snow while in late spring the profusion of flowers in bloom adds a riot of colors around the lake.
FactsA winding road through rugged mountain terrain and sharp cliffs takes you to Tsomgo, which means source of the water in Bhutia language. The lake derives its water from the melting snows of the mountains surrounding the lake
OpeningHours8 AM-3 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceIt's a beautiful Lake surrounded by mountains on all sides.The lake is just Crystal clear and very clean. Great experience.
TipsTsomgo lake is open for both Indian and foreign nationals, however foreign visitors have to be in a group of two or more and have to apply for a visitors permit through a registered travel agency.
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Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park

AddressBanjhakri Falls and Energy Park Gangtok, Sikkim 737101 https://goo.gl/maps/ZQjeMQFsRqA2
AverageTimeToSpend1 Hour
BriefBanjhakri Waterfall is a natural waterfall cascades down from a height of about 70 feet. The lush green surroundings of the waterfalls make it more beautiful and alluring
DistanceFromOtherPlace13 KM from Hanuman tok 4.8 KM from Do Drul Chorten Monastery
ExtraAt a distance of 7 km from Gangtok SNT Bus Station, Banjhakri Waterfalls is a scenic waterfalls located inside a landscaped park in Gangtok. Situated near Ranka Monastery, it is one of the most visited tourist places in Gangtok and among the best waterfalls in Sikkim.
FactsThe word 'Banjhakri' means woodland shaman. According to legend, the ethnic tribes of Sikkim have a lot of faith in their local occults called Jhakris who have healing and magical powers and can influence the spirits to bring about good and evil.
OpeningHours8 AM-6 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceThe place is quiet good and beautifully developed with concrete pathways so the waterfall is easily accessible. The waterfall is of a decent size.
TicketPriceINR 50
TipsAdventure sports include army bridge crossing,river crossing etc. can be done here
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Tashi View Point

AddressTashi View Point Gangtok, Sikkim 737107 https://goo.gl/maps/dq5wdLqVj452
AverageTimeToSpend1-2 Hours
BriefTashi View Point is one of the major attractions of Gangtok and is located at a distance of 8 km from the town
DistanceFromOtherPlace4.8 KM from Ganesh tok 3 KM from Bathang Waterfalls
ExtraIt's located in Tashi and about 8 km from the Gangtok town. It offers a sweeping view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks on a clear day.
Facts Offers great views of the imposing Himalayan mountains, specifically Mount Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu. Also, you can enjoy spectacular views of Labrang Monastery and Phodong Monastery, which are located near the view point.
OpeningHours5 AM-6 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceBeautiful view and Nice sitting arrangements. premises are very well maintained. Entry fees very nominal
TicketPriceINR 10
TipsBinoculars are recommended at this viewing platform for observing Kanchenjunga & surrounding hills.
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The Seven Sisters Waterfall

AddressThe Seven Sisters Waterfall Sikkim https://goo.gl/maps/oTBoNckcHPD2
AverageTimeToSpend1-2 Hours
BriefSeven Sisters Waterfalls comprises of seven different waterfalls amicably arranged side by side on a wide rugged cliff which seems distinct when looked at from a distance
DistanceFromOtherPlace26 KM from Bakthang Waterfalls 33 KM from Nagmyal institute of tibetology
ExtraIt is located 32 km away from Gangtok on the North Sikkim Highway. This is a serene waterfall seen in three distinct tiers.
FactsThe perfect time to visit the mesmerizing place is during the monsoon months from May to July when all the seven segments can be observed fully. The waterfall also looks amazing when the snow melts right after the winter season.
OpeningHours8 AM-5 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceThe falls are beautiful, during rains and immediately after it has rained. One can clearly demarcate seven different falls merging together as they cascade down.
TicketPriceFree
TipsDo carry a camera as it is a good place for photography
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Bakthang Waterfall

AddressBakthang Waterfall Gangtok, Sikkim 737103 https://goo.gl/maps/CPgPv4DgAs72
AverageTimeToSpendBelow 1 Hour
BriefNatural waterfall rushing down rocks into a small pool, view able by a modest footbridge.
DistanceFromOtherPlace11 KM from Hanuman Tok 26 KM from Seven sisters waterfall
ExtraBakthang Waterfalls is very close to the Tashi View Point. It a typical gorgeous Himalayan waterfall that originates high up in the mountain at Ratey Chu.
FactsThe falls originates from Ratey Chu, the main water source of Gangtok area. It cascades down from the rock and forming a small pool down below. Though the height of the fall is not much, it is a wonderful sight to take photographs.
OpeningHours10 AM-4 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceGood place with beautiful views and sceneries, sunset looks very pretty.Chilled place and can try the costume of Sikkim culture
TicketPriceINR 100
TipsFor activity lovers, there is a Rope Sliding, where one can get the bird's eye view of the region. Though, it is only a short slide of only few seconds but still quite thrilling.
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Kanchenjunga Falls

AddressKanchenjunga Falls Sikkim 737113 https://goo.gl/maps/pDEwx8jsSur
AverageTimeToSpendBelow 1 Hour
BriefKanchenjunga Falls is a perennial waterfall situated around an hour drive from Pelling towards Yuksom.
DistanceFromOtherPlace9.6 KM from Rimbi orange Garden 10 KM from Rimbi Waterfalls
FactsIt is believed that the pristine waterfall originates high up in the glaciers of Mount Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world. It gushes down from a height of 100 feet into a pool. Kanchenjunga falls was not known to people and remained untouched till the 90's.
OpeningHours4 AM-5 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceGushing through wooded hills, it is an uninterrupted torrent of glacial melt plummeting from a high cliff creating a deep plunge pool.
TicketPriceINR 20
TipsFor adventure-junkies, there is an option of rope sliding. One can also spot lot of small food stalls selling chat, tea and Maggie on the stairs.
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Singshore Bridge

AddressSingshore Bridge https://goo.gl/maps/b6CvDwL9wWo
AverageTimeToSpend 1 Hour
BriefThe Singshore suspension bridge, the highest bridge in Sikkim and the second highest bridge in the Asian continent
DistanceFromOtherPlace43 KM from Kanchenjunga Falls
ExtraAround 10 km away from Uttarey, Singshore Bridge is one of the most popular tourist spots in West Sikkim. The location seems to be a wonderland from top. The enchanting view from the middle of bridge is quite thrilling and fascinating.
FactsSettled roughly 300 m above sea level, Singshore is around 260 m long. In fact, one can spend a half day in just exploring the area.
OpeningHours6 AM-6 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceThe sight of beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking views of the green hillsides above are pleasing.
TicketPriceFree
TipsThe bridge, along with its beautiful surroundings, gives you ample opportunities for photography.
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Khecheopalri Lake

AddressKhecheopalri Lake Sikkim 737113 https://goo.gl/maps/vZsNmaGp8yz
AverageTimeToSpend 1 Hour
BriefTranquil lake in forested surrounds, a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus.
DistanceFromOtherPlace16 KM from Kanchenjunga Falls 12 KM from Rimbi Orange Garden
ExtraAt a distance of 25 km from Pelling, Khecheopalri Lake is a sacred lake situated at Khecheopalri near Pelling town of Sikkim. Also known as Wishing Lake, it is one of the beautiful lakes in Sikkim and among the must visit tourist places in Pelling.
FactsThe lake is originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri which means the heaven of Lord Padmasambhava. As per Nesol text, the lake was recognized as the abode of Tshomen Gyalmo, the chief protecting nymph of dharma as blessed by goddess Tara. Native people believe that the shape of the lake resembles the footprint of goddess Tara and is also considered as the wish fulfilling lake by locals
OpeningHours6 AM-6 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceIt is a very beautiful & clean holy lake.There are many fish in this lake there atmosphere is very charming.
TicketPriceINR 10
TipsFishing is prohibited. There are big fishes in the lake and it's a grand idea to feed them with biscuits from nearby shops.
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Rabdentse Ruins

AddressRabdentse Ruins Geyzing, Sikkim 737111 https://goo.gl/maps/NZQ3Zx3qn4G2
AverageTimeToSpendBelow 1 Hour
BriefRabdentse became the capital of Sikkim after Tensung Namgyal shifted it from Yuksom.
DistanceFromOtherPlace200 m from Pemayangtse Monastery 26 KM from Khecheopalri Lake
ExtraThese ruins have been preserved by the Indian Archaeological Society and act as a tourist attraction today.
FactsOnce the abode of the Sikkim monarchs, this place however, became deserted and desolated with time.
OpeningHours10 AM-5 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceThe ruins are a pleasant surprise. The kilometer long walk through the woods to the ruins is exhilarating.The ruins with the green grass and the view takes your breath away.
TicketPriceFree
TipsIn order to reach these ruins, you will have to trek through a two kilometer path amidst the forest that starts from Pelling and goes till Geyzing
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Pemayangtse Monastery

AddressPemayangtse Monastery Sikkim 737111 https://goo.gl/maps/VNQBn7hJg182
AverageTimeToSpend1 Hour
BriefBuddhist monastery built in the 17th century featuring a number of statues, sculptures & paintings.
DistanceFromOtherPlace200 m from Rabdentse Ruins 3.3 KM from Sanghak Choeling Monastery
ExtraThe Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Pemayangtse, near Pelling in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, located 140 kilometres (87 mi) west of Gangtok.
FactsPlanned, designed and founded by Lama Lhatsun Chempo in 1705, it is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim, and the headquarters of the Nyingmapa order of the Tibetan Buddhism.
OpeningHours7 AM-6 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceA nice and old Monastery. Well Maintained in a 3 storied building. Different from other monasteries as it does not have modern feel
TicketPriceINR 20
TipsThe best time to visit the monastery is during the Chaam dance festival, celebrated on the 28th and 29th day of the 12th month of Tibetan lunar calendar
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Rimbi Water Falls

AddressRimbi Water Falls Pelling-Rimbi Rd, Sikkim 737113 https://goo.gl/maps/mZjUrxb9hG42
AverageTimeToSpend1-2 Hour
BriefAt a distance of 5 km from Darap Village and 12 km from Pelling, Rimbi Waterfalls is a scenic waterfall near Pelling.
DistanceFromOtherPlace1.1 KM from Rimbi orange Garden 10 Km from Kanchenjunga Falls
Extra Located close to the waterfall is one of the oldest hydro power stations in Sikkim. Established in the early 70's, this power station is the source of energy for most of the villa towns of West Sikkim including Gayzing, Tigjuck and Pelling.
FactsOn the way to Khecheopalri Lake and Yuksam, Rimbi waterfall is formed over Rimbi River. During summer, the waterfall looks spectacular which attracts many tourists.
OpeningHours8 AM-6 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceVery nice waterfall. The water is crystal clear. It is a nice place to enjoy.The best thing is very good road condition and breathtaking view
TicketPriceFree
TipsBoth summer and winter are perfect for enjoying Rimbi. It is during monsoon, that the water flow is heavy and is suggested that not to venture into the fall.
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Rimbi Orange Garden

AddressRimbi Orange Garden Pelling-Rimbi Rd, Pelling, Sikkim 737113 https://goo.gl/maps/5XwLHPsRUkp
AverageTimeToSpendBelow 1 Hour
BriefAlso known as Sewaro Rock Garden, Rimbi Orange Garden is a government funded orange garden.
DistanceFromOtherPlace9.6 KM from Kanchenjunga Falls 1.1 KM from Rimbi Waterfalls
ExtraAt a distance of 1 km from Rimbi Falls and 13 km from Pelling, Rimbi Orange Garden is a beautiful garden located at Rimbi near Pelling. Situated near Rimbi Waterfall, it is one of the best places to visit in Pelling.
FactsAlong with orange trees, visitors can see some cardamom plants and some flowering plants here. It is well maintained and offers good views of the surrounding mountains.
OpeningHours8 AM-6 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceWell maintained farm that also provides an easy approach to Rimbi river. Pleasant and soothing experience.
TicketPriceINR 10
Tips Click some photo with orange garden with mountain views. Sit & Relax at on the rocks of River
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Buddha Park of Ravangla

AddressBuddha Park of Ravangla Ralong Rd, Ravangla, Sikkim 737139 https://goo.gl/maps/Rsnux38hW9T2
AverageTimeToSpend2 Hours
BriefSerene temple & park dedicated to the Buddha, featuring a giant statue & a mountainous backdrop.
DistanceFromOtherPlace18 KM from buddha Park
ExtraAt a distance of 1 km from Ravangla Bus Stand, Buddha Park is a beautiful park located at Ravangla, in South Sikkim district. Also known as Tathagata Tsal, it is one of the well maintained parks in South Sikkim and among the prime places to visit in Ravangla.
FactsThe Buddha Park was constructed between 2006 and 2013 which features a 130-foot high statue of the Buddha as its centerpiece. The site was chosen within the larger religious complex of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery), itself a centuries-old place of pilgrimage.
OpeningHours7 AM-7 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceThe outside is amazingly beautiful with the surrounding view of mountains. The inside is beautifully decorated with the story of life of Mahatma Buddha.
TicketPriceINR 50
TipsThe park area is beautifully landscaped creating ample walkway, gardens and space for visitors to enjoy the serene surroundings.
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Ralong Hot Springs

AddressRalong Hot Springs Sikkim 737139 https://goo.gl/maps/qdzf43S4DS12
AverageTimeToSpend3 Hours
BriefRalong Hot Springs, very popular among the locals by the name of ‘Ralang Cha-Chu’, is situated near Ravangla in South Sikkim.
DistanceFromOtherPlace18 KM from Ralong Hot Spring
ExtraRalong Hot Springs also carries religious significance, being located near to one of the holy caves of Sikkim.
FactsThese pools of sulphurous water endowed with scenic charm, are natural steaming saunas that have the therapeutic power to cure many skin diseases.
OpeningHours7 AM-7 PM
TicketPriceFree
TipsThis place is also a trekker’s bliss, guided by various thrilling trails and mind-blowing views of carpeted hills all around.
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Tarey Bhir

AddressTarey Bhir tarey bhir sadam,, Namchi, Sikkim 737128 https://goo.gl/maps/BrrNe7iEjmp
AverageTimeToSpendBelow 1 Hour
BriefTarey Bhir is an amazing point of attraction for people who adore natural thrill.
DistanceFromOtherPlace19 KM from Namchi Rock Garden
ExtraIt is situated on a beautiful locale near a rural hamlet called Sadam, which is about 18 km away from Namchi.
FactsThe word ‘Bhir’ means cliff in the local Nepal language, the length is around 10,000 feet with a breathtaking viewpoint at the edge
OpeningHours8 AM-6 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceAmazing place to Hangout and spend some quality time.
TicketPriceFree
TipsBe careful on the walk down the ridge, its quite steep
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Namchi Rock Garden

AddressNamchi Rock Garden Namchi Damthang, Sikkim 737126 https://goo.gl/maps/ELUcgvhTYYJ2
AverageTimeToSpend1 Hour
BriefLow-key rock garden situated in a remote mountain locale reached by car or aerial tram.
DistanceFromOtherPlace19 KM from Tarey bhir
ExtraAt a distance of 1 km from Samdrupste Hill and 5 km from Namchi Taxi Stand, Namchi Rock Garden is a well laid out garden situated in Namchi town of Sikkim. Situated on the way to Samdruptse Hill, it is one of the must visit Namchi Tourist Places.
FactsThe garden has different species of plants, flowers and trees. Along the pathway are several waiting sheds, viewpoints and water bodies landscaped to fit the taste of the visitors.
OpeningHours8 AM-5 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceWell organized park with beautiful and wide variety of greenery
TicketPriceFree
TipsRope way is available to reach namchi rock garden
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Chopta Valley

AddressChopta Valley Unnamed Road, Sikkim 737120 https://maps.google.com/?cid=8403126466258191395
AverageTimeToSpend1-2 Hours
BriefFamous as the valley of flowers, the Chopta Valley is popular for its riot of colors during summer months.
DistanceFromOtherPlace39 KM from Lachen
ExtraOn your way to the valley, you can see the tall trees of Lachen area slowly disappearing and smaller shrubs becoming more prominent and wadding the area.
Facts This valley is unexplored and untouched, as a very few tourists travel to this destination despite its popularity.
OpeningHoursAnytime
PeopleLoveForPlaceSplendid valley and many rare species of animals, plants and birds.
TicketPriceFree
TipsSeveral trekking enthusiasts also travel to Chopta Valley, as the place is the perfect spot for trekking.
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Gurudongmar Lake

AverageTimeToSpend2-3 Hours
BriefGurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and in India, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft, in the Indian state of Sikkim.
DistanceFromOtherPlace66 KM from Lachen
ExtraIt is considered sacred by Buddhists, Sikhs and Hindus.
FactsGurudongmar Lake also has great religious significance attached to it, and the beautiful view of Mount Siniolchu and Khanchendzonga from the lake is a sight to behold and cherish forever
OpeningHoursAnytime
PeopleLoveForPlaceSplendid and scenic beauty of the place is breathtaking
TicketPriceFree
TipsKids below 6 years are not allowed to go.
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Thangu Valley

AddressThangu Valley Sikkim 737120 https://maps.google.com/?q=Thangu+Valley%2C+Sikkim+737120&ftid=0x39e6df6d6aee727b:0x9e4e8f7314477bf3
AverageTimeToSpend2-3 Hours
BriefThangu, situated at an altitude of 13,500 ft. is a beautiful village which is about two hours ' drive from Lachen
DistanceFromOtherPlace35 KM from Lachen
ExtraThangu is a small and cozy village about 30 Km from Lachen located at an altitude of 13,000 feet
OpeningHoursAnytime
TicketPriceFree
TipsThe ideal time to travel to this place would be between the months of May and June, during which, the entire valley gets decorated with vibrant alpine flowers and the heavy snow covers up these beautiful beds of flowers in the cold months between October and March
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Yamthang Valley

AddressYumthang Sikkim 737120 https://maps.google.com/?q=Yumthang%2C+Sikkim+737120&ftid=0x39e6d6b31b80f707:0x1eabb09edbb663ae
AverageTimeToSpend2-3 Hours
BriefSituated in North Sikkim, Yumthang Valley is a paradise on earth, which is full of natural wonders and picturesque beauty
DistanceFromOtherPlace26 KM from Lachung
ExtraLocated 140 km north of Gangtok, this place is a gorgeous attraction, which demands a complete tour of its own. And since it is surrounded by mountains and flowing rivers, any time during the year is perfect for visiting it.
FactsIt is home to a zillion flowers, spectacular mountains & a serene river, and is often also called as the ‘Valley of Flowers’ like the one located in Uttarakhand.
OpeningHoursAnytime
TicketPriceFree
TipsThe best time to visit Yumthang for witnessing the blooming beauties, then make sure you plan your trip between late February to mid June.
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Zero Point

AddressZero Point Yumthang Valley Sikkim 737120 095939 41756 https://maps.google.com/?cid=14452601613250553195
AverageTimeToSpend2-3 Hours
BriefZero point is situated ahead of Lachung northern boundary close to Tibet
DistanceFromOtherPlace51 KM from Lachung valley
ExtraParts of roads are in poor condition and there is big army presence understandably so as its an Indo china border
Facts Its one of the most scenic places of north sikkim but one sees lot of devastation while travelling caused by earthquake and landslides bringing huge boulders downhill.
OpeningHours9 AM-9 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceRoad covered with ice, partially frozen river and completely frozen water cascades
TicketPriceFree
TipsCarry some warm clothes
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Naga Falls

AddressNaga Falls Sikkim 737116 https://maps.google.com/?cid=2208811934685512662
AverageTimeToSpend1 Hour
BriefAt a distance of 34 km from Lachung and 82 km from Gangtok, Naga Falls is another beautiful waterfall situated near Lachung in North Sikkim.
DistanceFromOtherPlace34 KM from Lachung
ExtraSituated on Gangtok-Chungthang road, it is one of the waterfalls in Sikkim and among the must visit places in Lachung.
FactsNaga falls is one of the longest and the scenic waterfalls with very clean and ice-cold water. It is a multi-tiered waterfall.
OpeningHoursAnytime
PeopleLoveForPlaceThe place offer panoramic view of snow-caped mountains all around
TicketPriceFree
TipsDuring monsoons the flow of water becomes extremely heavy and even dangerous.
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Mt katao

AddressKatao Sikkim 737120 https://maps.google.com/?q=Katao%2C+Sikkim+737120&ftid=0x39e1333b7664f27b:0x2baf4be212e1e3de
AverageTimeToSpend3 Hours
BriefMt Katao or Katao is an offbeat destination in Sikkim. Katao is often reckoned for being the paradise for adventure sport lovers
DistanceFromOtherPlace72 KM from Mt Katao 46 KM from Gurudwara Nanak Lama Chungthang
FactsLocated in the further region of north Sikkim, Katao valley is perched on the Donkilla Hill at the altitude of 13500 ft along the Indo-China border
OpeningHoursVisit should be planned as per the permission of the Army.
PeopleLoveForPlaceBeautiful scenic view and is a treasure for nature photography lovers.
TicketPriceFree
TipsIt’s a beautiful drive to reach here with waterfalls and other peaks on the way. It’s not very well known amongst tourists and maintains a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere as yet unexplored.
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Bhim Nala Fall

AddressKatao Sikkim 737120 https://maps.google.com/?q=Katao%2C+Sikkim+737120&ftid=0x39e1333b7664f27b:0x2baf4be212e1e3de
AverageTimeToSpend1 Hour
BriefAt a distance of 13 km from Lachung, Bhim Nala Falls is a gorgeous waterfalls situated at Khedum village near Lachung in North Sikkim
DistanceFromOtherPlace13 KM from Lachung
ExtraThis is one of the tallest waterfalls in Sikkim and among the popular places to visit in Lachung.
FactsLocated on Chungthang - Lachung road, Bhim Nala Waterfalls is also called Amitabh Bachchan falls due to its height.
OpeningHoursAnytime
PeopleLoveForPlaceBeautiful fall with great view
TicketPriceINR 10
TipsBhim being one more falls to put it simple, the ice cold waters doesn't allow you to immerse or bath in the showers.
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