The gorgeous North-eastern territory of India Sikkim situated in the lap of pristine Himalayan ranges keep enchanting tourists with its ethereal natural beauty. The beauty of the mighty ranges get highly multiplied especially twice a day, at the hour of dawn or sunrise and then again at day end at dusk. In the morning, as the sun peeps from below the horizon and the throw a flood of colours and crimson rays over the clouds, sky and snow-capped mountain peaks,spectacular mountain moments are created.
Similarly, when at sunset or dusk the sun waves a final goodbye to earth and its creatures, the mountain ranges and the surrounding vistas catch the crimson glow of fading sun rays and create some unforgettable magic memories. The extremely beautiful sunrises and sunsets of Sikkim are very popular among tourists and Sikkim tourism have earmarked certain spots for the best of Sikkim sunrise and Sikkim sunset experiences.
Sikkim tourism often advertise the tempting panoramas created by brilliant sunrises and sunsets that never cease to enthral the visitors. Thedestinations of sunrise and sunsets are ideal places for nature photography in Sikkim. They also form the most perfect romantic settings for couples.
TashiSunset and Sunrise Point, Gangtok
Tashi viewpoint is one of the most exotic locations of Sikkim to enjoy a heavenly sunrise and sunset.Tashi Point is located in Tashi 8kilometres away from Gangtok. This popular viewpoint offers mesmerizing views of the pristine Kanchenjunga Mountains. Tourists flock to this viewpoint to have a glimpse of the third highest mountain in the world.
The spectacular sunset and sunrise appeal to tourists and photographers. Reach in the early dark hours and wait patiently for the sun to peep up or reach in the evening and wait for the sun to slide down gently. Enjoy the changing colours and shades of the cloud as the cliffs catch and release the hues and rays.
One can even enjoy the captivating view of Phodong and Labrang monasteries located in the opposite mountains. The viewpoint can be reached by climbing up the steep flight of stairs in order to reach the circular area of the viewpoint. It can comfortably accommodate approximately 20 visitors at any given time. You can also get a clearer and more profound view of the surrounding vistas through binoculars or telescope that aremounted here for a closer view.
Hanuman Tok Viewpoint
Hanuman Tok is a religious location of the popular shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is located in Gangtok. But much of the appeal of reaching this temple for the devotees and tourists in general is due to the serene ambience and captivating natural views besides the attraction of visiting a religious destination.
Thus apart from offering prayers to the resident deity at Hanuman Tok, people come here for viewing the Kanchenjunga Ranges from this hilltop temple. The surrounding greenery along with the breath-taking views create some fairy-tale moments at the hour of sunset with the mystic glimpse of fading sun and the aura of chanting and sounding deeply prayer bells.
The experience is undoubtedly divine and you can actually feel the divinity in the warm glow of the spell-binding sunset. Visitors dedicatedly pray and also make wishes. Hanuman Tok is said to be a wish-fulfilling temple.
Ravangla is a pretty hill town tucked in the folds of North-eastern Himalayas between Pelling and Gangtok. It is located at 7000 feet. It attracts a lot of tourists, including nature lovers, backpackers, explorers and trekkers for itsadventurous trails. It is a supremely divine destination to watch the sunrise and sunset on account of its high altitude. Travellers and tourists get enchanted by thealluring views of Mount Kanchenjunga, Sinialchu, Kabru and Pandim.
Visitors frequent this destination specially during spring and summer as the landscape gets transformed with a beautiful cover of freshly blossomed orchids, rhododendrons and otherflowers. The adorable flowery valleys catch further glow with the last crimson rays of the sun at sunset and create a breath-taking charm that is unforgettable.
Tsomgo Lake is another supremely gorgeous location to enjoy sunrise and sunsets. It is one of the high-altitude and most beautiful lakes of Sikkim. Its height is 12,000 feet and it is easily accessible too being only 35 kilometresaway from the capital city of Gangtok. The lake is nestledagainst alandscape of rocky and steep mountain ranges. The peace pervading all around the tranquil lake along with the astounding views of beautiful sunsets getting reflected against the water create an ethereal beauty. As you watch the soft gleam of setting sunsitting by the lakeside with the lengthening and darkening shadows of the mountain cliffs and the mesmerizing changing shadesof the sky, you feel bewitched. The beauty is manifold greater in the winters when the lake waters freeze and the sunsets create entrancing moments.
Goecha La is one of the most popular high-altitude trekking trail of Sikkim. The greenery and peace that pervades all around along the trail is soothing to eyes and is a paradise for nature lovers. In winters, when the ground remains frozen white covered with a layer of snow it offers a differentkind of thrill.It is a stunning location to enjoy sunrise and sunsets. The crimson glow of fading sunrays flame up the mountain peaks and spreads magic.
Dzongriwith the views of lofty mountains and thickets of oak, pine, chestnut, magnolia, maple and rhododendron at the height of 4000 meters offers a rewarding experience of viewingthe distant Himalayan ranges at dusk and dawn. Photography of the nestling clouds, fluttering butterflies and chirping birds pays off against the setting sun.
Sikkim tourism gives an opportunity to live your dreams through some irresistibly beautiful travel options. Create your own memories today!