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Historical Monuments of Sikkim

Sikkim is one of the most famous tourist destinations in North East India. Sikkim tourist places offer a variety of sightseeing and entertainment opportunities for all kinds of travelers. Its marvelous landscape is dotted with high-altitude lakes, rolling green mountains, colorful rhododendron groves, azure rivers, milky waterfalls, beautiful monasteries, and unparalleled views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The huge heights and beauty of this place leave the travelers spellbound, making Sikkim a fabulous tourists destination for adventure lovers to enjoy the fun of trekking. There are plenty of famous tourist places in Sikkim that you can explore as well as plenty of adventurous and fun activities to indulge in. Your preferred Sikkim tourist spot would depend on whether you are traveling with family or friends and your holiday style. please refer below to view the best places to visit in Sikkim.

Historical Places in Sikkim

Planning a holiday trip to Sikkim and looking for the best historical places in Sikkim to visit?  We have curated the list of the best historical places and famous monuments of Sikkim, to make your planning easier. Check out these Sikkim historical monuments that will surely make you fall in love with this lively place.

1.  Rabdentse Ruins


Rabdentse Ruins is one of the major historical monuments of Sikkim, located in the city of Pelling in West Sikkim. Rabdentse was the second capital of the former Kingdom of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814.  It was destroyed after the Nepalese invasion in the 18th century. The spot has stunning perspectives inundated with history all around. All around secured remains with clear signs of the rooms and other areas. These remnants are accessed by a short wooden walk which is extremely wonderful. The stroll from the sanctuary to the remnants will simply make your day. The Rabdentse Ruins are a part of the Buddhist pilgrimage circuit which consists of many monasteries starting from the Yuksom, which is the Dubdi Monastery. The palace is preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India and is also considered to be a historical monument of Sikkim.

2.  Rumtek Monastery


Rumtek Monastery also called the Dharma Chakra Centre, is a gompa located in Gangtok, capital of Sikkim. it is one of the most significant and largest monasteries in Sikkim, Rumtek Monastery is the most visited place in Sikkim among many other famous historical places of Sikkim. The monastery was founded by Wangchuk Dorje, 9th Karmapa Lama in the 16th century, Rumtek Monastery is the seat of the Karmapa Lama, It was the main seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage for a while. In 1959 after fleeing Tibet, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje arrived in Sikkim and discovered that this place was in ruins. He was given the proposal of many other sites, but he decided to rebuild Rumtek as this site possessed many sacred qualities and historical importance. Rumtek Monastery is the best place to visit for travelers looking for famous historical places in Sikkim.

Famous Tourist Places In Sikkim

Sikkim Tourism offers plenty of beautiful places to visit in Sikkim, here is a list of 15 famous tourist places in Sikkim that makes it for a wonderful as well as blissful holiday, the Sikkim places to visit are Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Zuluk, Lachung, Lachen, Yumthang Valley,  Gurudongmar lake, Teesta River,  Pelling,  Namchi, Ravangla, Gangtok, Rumtek Monastery, and many other Sikkim famous places.

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