About Aritar

Known for its pristine beauty, temples and monasteries, Aritar is an important town in East. The entire region is surrounded by lush green forests and beautiful streams and is a delight for anyone who wants to spend time in a lesser known area. While you are here, you get a chance to caress the untainted form of nature, the luxuriant greenery leaves your soul enchanted and the existence of the wild animals around leaves your soul enthralled.

Place to must visit in Aritar


Places to Visit in Aritar

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Lampokhari

Lampokhari is one of the oldest natural lakes in Sikkim; however some artificial construction has been done to provide bathing facilities for the tourists. This place is located at an elevation of 1,400 m and offers boating facilities for tourists as well.

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Distance: 3 kms

Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir

Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is flocked by the visitors, especially in the Hindu month of 'Sawan'.

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Trekking

Aritar apart from offering beautiful panoramic vistas is also a paradise for adventure enthusiasts. Situated near Lungchok valley is some of the amazing trekking routes leading towards Lokdara and Chujachen. Make sure to interact with locals for more information about these routes. You will also find trekking options available to Phushrey Lake, Pangolakha and Rachela. Some wild orchids, rare species of butterflies, red panda and birds can also be spotted along these trails making the experience unforgettable.

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Distance: 14 kms

Dak Bunglow

Dak Bungalow is an old British bungalow, which was built in the year 1895. This building is historically famous as it held Sikkim's first treasury and the Sikkim police was also raised here.

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Distance: 2 kms

Nirmal Dham

Nirmal Dham serves as another major attraction of the region which is an abode of Nirmal Guruji, also known as Kopchey Baba. It is situated about 5 kms from Rhenock Bazar with a couple of waterfalls lying in the proximity including Lonely Falls (Kali Khola falls) and Changey Waterfalls. Love Dara is a low hill picnic spot in Aritar. Ever green nursery and Ram Gauri Sangrahalaya can also be visited to enjoy large varieties of flowers and other botanical collections.

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Distance: 1 kms

Aritar Gumpa

A very famous Buddhist Monastery of the Kagyuapa order, Aritar Gumpa is one of the holiest and oldest monasteries in Sikkim. The traditional architecture, beautiful surroundings, carved and painted murals and other artifacts make this place a must visit for anyone visiting East Sikkim.

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Mankhim

Perched at an altitude of 6500 ft in Maity village, Mangkhim is a temple of the Rai people of Nepali origin. The Rai community assembles here twice every year for the celebration of Sakew, a pious day. Another village known as Hattipailay is situated nearby where elephant footprints can be spotted on rocks. This village is completely untouched by modernization and provides beautiful serene environment.

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