Dec. 1, 2022
Seeking peace of body and soul amidst the hustle-bustle of daily life! Then how about a spiritual journey to the places that are the Gateway to Heaven?
Sikkim, the tryst of magical beauty and peace, is a paradise for pilgrims. All the positive auras of this pure land appease the wearied souls in just one glance. The magnificent Himalayan backdrop, gorgeous picturesque sceneries, and heavenly religious places make Sikkim a wonderland without any doubt.
This spiritual paradise is home to many shrines of multiple religions. The religious edifices teemed with a spiritual aura providing the peace of mind anyone aspires to have. And paying a visit to these shrines brings enormous tranquility to the chaotic life just like a blessed spell.
So, stop rushing, take a break. As the saying goes, calmness is always better than rushing desperately. Be on a pilgrimage tour to Sikkim, and visit the temples that are the epicenter of positivity. Trust us; we aren't kidding; if you feel spiritually dull, travel to the religious shrines for your fair share of positivity. Feel positive, and be calm.
- This Spiritual journey will take you to places that are the gateway to heaven.
- Practice some rituals for a decent amount of time and feel the essence of God.
- Pray for your keen wishes to get fulfilled.
- Relish tranquillity along with the spiritual aura.
- See the unseen; feel God.
Top Religious places to visit at Sikkim
Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is a very famous temple residing in the Legship of the charming river Rangit. If you come here, you will see how an entangled bridge takes devotees to this beautiful shrine. As per the folklore, if anyone comes here and pays a visit to Lord Shiva, gets the virtue of two lifetimes. It is a well-renowned shrine in the whole of northeast India for the festivals, such as Bala Chaturdashi. Visit this temple during November and December to be a part of this big festival.
Samdruptse, located only 5 km away from Namchi, Sikkim means the "wish-fulfilling hill." This monumental hill is beautifully adorned with a vast and unique 45-meter-high statue of Guru Padmasambhava. And it is the highest statue of Guru Padmasambhava in the whole world. This gigantic statue looks gorgeous, embellished with gold. When the sun rises in the bright sky, the figure sparkles with the golden colour and charismatically shines the whole city. This colorful shrine also offers breathtaking views of Mt. Kangchenjunga and the lush green hills under the blue sky make it a perfect destination for peace lovers.
Char Dham in Sikkim is a remarkable place that you should visit no matter whether you're a devotee or not. Being situated on top of Solophok Hill, with the 26.6-meter statue of Lord Shiva and awe-inspiring surroundings, this enchanting Dham will leave you all spellbound. Besides the massive statue of Lord Shiva, Solophok has twelve replicas of Jyotirlingas, along with the four Dhams; Badrinath, Jagannath, Dwarka, and Rameshwaram. Which makes it a must-visit place for Shiva devotees. This religious temple amidst the tranquil environment of Namchi will make you calm naturally by its magnificent aura. Interested! Contact us at Darjeelingtrips.com to book your Sikkim Pilgrimage Tour packages and Rest in spirituality.
'Ngadak' is one of the most scenic monasteries in Namchi and the perfect destination for peace seekers. This magnificent monastery is located a short distance from Namchi, the harmonious land. During the 17th century, it was built as a palace for Her Highness Pendi Ongmu by Tensung Namgyal. Later, by the time the castle transformed into a monastery, supported by iron railings. A new Gumpa is being constructed recently as the old structure suffered damage. As Ngadak means promise, the saying goes that whoever visits this monastery makes a promise to return again.
Just 4 km away from Ravangla, Doling Gompa is situated on a small hillock with an array of colourful flags, making it so exciting to enter inside. The monastery follows one of the oldest Nyingmapa sects of Buddhism, which makes it fascinating to visit. The surrounding of this soul-soothing monastery is beautifully enriched by the vista of mighty mountains and thick forest showcasing the patchy blue sky protruding delighting rays of the sun. On your way to the monastery, you will witness the diligent people working on the lush green fields. It is one of the most popular tourist spots of Sikkim, famous for the stone bearing the footprint of Dorje Lingpa.
Serdup Choling Monastery
Serdup Choling Monastery is one of the top attractions to visit in Namchi, Sikkim. This enchanting Buddhist temple, finely situated with an outstanding backdrop of Mount Khangchendzonga, will calm your mind. When you enter the premises of the main shrine, you will be witnessing an incredible display of three statues of Guru Rimpoche, Santaraksita, and Tri Detson altogether. The monastery observes all the holy ceremonies of the Buddhist religion, which are celebrated here with the utmost adoration. Come here and relish all the Buddhist rituals and enlighten your spirit.
Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Hanuman Tok is one of the famous temples of Sikkim. Located just 5 Km away from Gangtok, the Army department is excellently maintaining this temple. According to folklore, the locals say that when Lord Hanuman was hunting for Sanjeevani Booti to heal Lord Lakshman rested at this shrine for some time. Perched at a high elevation of 7200 feet, this enthralling temple offers a charismatic view of the surrounding hills along with the great Mt. Kanchenjunga. Paying a visit to this temple in your pilgrimage tour Sikkim is all worthy for sure.
Ganesh Tok, situated near Tashi Viewpoint, Gangtok is one of Sikkim's most famous pilgrimage centers. Nestled on the top of 6500 meters, this enthralling shrine offers a magnificent view of the entire city blended with the gorgeous look of Kanchanjangha. While entering the temple, you will pass by colorful flags hoisted alongside the road that seems almost like a window. Though the temple is small in size and can only accommodate one person at a time, it remains always occupied by devotees and tourists as well. If you are on a pilgrimage tour, then visiting this temple is a great idea to relish the solidarity of your soul inside.
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Beautifully perched in the southern part of Sikkim, Buddha Park is a popular spot visited by many tourists throughout the year. Lush eco gardens gorgeously surrounding this divine shrine makes it so soothing and calming to move the eye sight. This chivalrous
attraction serves as an essential landmark to the Buddhist community. The whole of Buddha Park is almost always busy by international and national tourists admiring the undeniable charm of the memorial and its surrounding beauties. The nearby Cho Djo lake located within the complex offers an added attraction to visit this spot.
Located in Kewzing, southern Sikkim, Bon Monastery or Bon Yung Dung Monastery is a must-visit place. It's one of the two monasteries in India belonging to the Bon Sect. Being situated in a composite and serene environment, this shrine offers an enchanting view of the hills and valleys. This monastery also has an institution for Bon teachings to young students belonging to less privileged families. Step inside the premises while you are in south Sikkim, witness all the exquisite items displayed by Bon Demonical Buddha and Bon Deity, and get all amused.
Ralang Monastery is one of the most attractive monasteries in Sikkim. An extensive collection of paintings and embellishments that reflect the opulence art of Buddhism brilliantly adorns this monastery and makes the visitors delighted. It is one of the best places to visit in Ravangla without any doubt that needs to be seen by every tourist. The charming symmetry and allurement of this shrine give a welcoming feel to the devotees. The only way to reach Ralang Monastery from Ravangla is by trekking, and the distance is about 13 kilometers. So, pack your bag, head towards this excellent destination, and feel the spiritual harmony.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Visiting Sikkim any time of the year is always suitable for the pilgrims to witness the festival celebrations that happen throughout the year. The Spring and Summer between March to June are best for general tourists. These seasons are the best to get relaxed by the cool temperature when most of the country gets parched by the summer heat. Some travelers also prefer the winter months from October to February to feel the chilling wind. Some prefer to avoid the monsoon season due to heavy rain. The whole of Sikkim changes its colour as each season unfolds: summer, monsoon, spring, or winter.