Aritar, Sikkim, India

Aritar

Aritar

Sikkim, India

Aritar is a region in the Pakyong District of the Indian state of Sikkim under Rongli Sub-Division. It is known for its natural and landscaped beauty. It is located on the edge of the Himalayas. The region is characterized by lush forest, mountains and rivers. The Aritar Lake (Ghati-Tso) is a nearby attraction, as are traditional villages and monasteries such as Lingsay.

Aritar Travel Tips

The best time to visit is summers as the weather is pleasant enough to explore the natural beauty of the region. March – June is considered ideal to visit Aritar. Monsoons can be a bit tricky as traveling is a bit difficult during this time.

Aritar Facts

Aritar is a region in the Pakyong District of the Indian state of Sikkim under Rongli Sub-Division. It is known for its natural and landscaped beauty. It is located on the edge of the Himalayas. The region is characterized by lush forest, mountains and rivers. The Aritar Lake (Ghati-Tso) is a nearby attraction, as are traditional villages and monasteries such as Lingsay.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

Bagdogra is the nearest airport and it takes roughly 4-5 hours of drive to reach Aritar. One can take a pre-paid Taxi (from within the Airport) or one can go to Siliguri to to hire a taxi.

Train
Train By Train

New Jalpaiguri is the closest railhead and it also takes 4-5 hours to reach Aritar.

Car
Car By Road

A good network of roads connects Aritar with the major cities of Sikkim and other destinations of northeast India. One can easily reach Aritar from the neighbouring places by road. Aritar is around 67 km from Gangtok and the most convenient way to reach Aritar is to first come to Gangtok and then from there drive down to Aritar. Rented taxis and state-run buses are easily available to reach Aritar.

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Top Attractions

Lampokhari Lake

Lampokhari is one of the oldest natural lakes in Sikkim, now it's reinnovated to facilitate boating. At an altitude of 4600 ft, it is the only boat-ready lake in Sikkim. Here you can do boating, which is organised by locals and you can book it on the site ...

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Lampokhari Lake

Baba Harbajan Singh Temple

Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple is a unique destination mainly due to the legacy attached with it. It is believed that his spirit protects every soldier in the inhospitable high-altitude terrain of the Eastern Himalayas. The legend of Baba goes back 35 years when Sepoy...

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Baba Harbajan Singh Temple

Kupup Lake

Kupup Lake is located at an altitude 13000 feet amidst an amazingly beautiful and serene environment, the Kupup lake is also amongst the most sacred lakes of Sikkim. Also known as the Elephant lake because of its shape, Kupup lake is a delight for every traveler. T...

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Kupup Lake
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