Sikip South Sikkim

Sikip, offbeat destination in Sikkim

Situated beside the shimmering river Rangeet, Sikip is a newly discovered village in the Southern Part of Sikkim. Known for its magnificent atmosphere, alluring natural surroundings, the ideal place for angling and camping, Sikip has gained its prominence in the map of Sikkim in recent years.

A heaven for adventure enthusiasts, the shimmering yet turbulent water of river Rangeet is perfect for rafting which offers to the experience adrenaline rush to the tourists.

Attractions in and around Sikip

Sikip, being an offbeat place, is embellished with countless natural beauties. Due to its serene ambience and unique location, peace-seeking tourists have started visiting the hamlet in the recent year. The attractions that make it captivating are

  • The captivating surrounding along with the mountain peaks in the backdrop is the major attraction of the village.
  • The shimmering river Rangeet flows beside the hamlet which increases the attraction of it.
  • A stunning sunrise looming over the mountain peaks and a sunset which makes the sky crimson.
  • Flower gardens with blooming flowers at the gardens of most households.
  • A beautiful bridge over the river Rangeet at Sikip is one of the prime attractions.
  • Nearby sightseeing places like Samdruptse, Temi Tea Garden, Ravangla, Borong and Namchi, etc.

Things to Do in Sikip Village

Sikip offers a great opportunity to wake up the adventurous soul of all its visitors. Here are the activities they can do during their holiday in Sikip Village.

  • River Rafting is one of the best things to do here in River Rangeet from Sikip-Jorethang-Majitar-Melli.
  • The village is known as a paradise for angling enthusiasts. One can enjoy angling in Rangeet.
  • Camping at the riverbank of Rangeet can also be done in the village.
  • Wandering around the village and meeting the local communities is worth doing activity in Sikip village.

How to Reach Sikip Village

Sikip village in Sikkim is well connected by road from most of the adjacent cities. From Gangtok via Legship, it is just a five hours drive. NJP is the nearest railway station whereas Bagdogra is the nearest airport. From NJP, Bagdogra or Siliguri, hire a car to reach via Jorethang.

Best Time to Visit Sikip Village

Sikip can be visited at any time of the year. However, if river rafting is your first priority, you can visit the hamlet during the months of March to May and then again from October to December.

Where to Stay in the Village

Sikip, being an offbeat destination, does not have any hotels to stay. However, Homestays are there which come with most of the basic amenities a traveller usually demands.

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