Aritar, in East Sikkim is a Himalayan hamlet in the lap of Mother Nature situated at an altitude of 4915 feet. It is a beautiful village with lush green forests, mountains and lake and waterfalls. You can also view the mighty Kanchenzunga, India’s highest and the third highest mountain peak in the world (28169 feet). As you drive up the slithering road (Sevoke Road) from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport (approximately 4 hours), you can feel the cold breeze on the cheeks and your eyes can relax by looking at the lush green forests and mountains. You will have the Teesta River meandering by your side. You should cross the Coronation Bridge and grab some food and use the refreshment rooms at Lohapool. Don’t be in a hurry. Even here you can chose a table by the window and keep nibbling at your food while admiring the flowing river. After crossing the bridge, you take NH31 from NH10 and there is Sevok Kali Mandir on the left hand. Then through Rangpo, the village bordering Sikkim with West Bengal, you enter the state of Sikkim and drive till Aritar.
Why To Go
Things To Do
What to Eat & Where
Aritar comprises of basic home stays and guest houses, providing simple and regular home cooked Indian and Tibetan dishes. However, hot smacking momos should be tried. Chhan, a unique millet based alcoholic drink, indigenous to the people of East Sikkim is also available.