“Aritar” is a town in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim under Rongli Sub-Division. It is famous for its landscaped beauty and natural. Aritar located on the edge of the Himalayas, can be reached in approxiimately four hours’ drive from Gangtok via either Pakyong or Rangpo.
Isolated from the rest of the state, on the faraway eastern boundary of Sikkim and surrounded by “Mt. Kanchendzonga”, the region is characterized by lush mountains, forest and rivers. The Aritar Lake which is also called Ghati-Tso is a close by magnetism, as are monasteries such as Lingsay and traditional village. Visitors may moreover stay in a “British built bungalow of 1895” situated about 0.5 kilometres below the lake.
Best places to visit in Aritar
- Nathang Valley
- Mankhim Dara
- Lampokhri lake
- Changey Waterfall
- Phushrey Lake
- Aritar Gumpa Monastery
- Kali Khola Falls
- Lungchok Valley
- Nirmal Dham
- Ram Gauri Sangralaya and Ever Green Nursery
“Nathang Valley aritar” appear in dissimilar colour in different times of the year. In autumn it looks golden when the grassland dries up, in monsoon season it’s enclosed in flowers and in winter it is hidden in 5 feet of snow. Situated at an elevation of 13,500 feet and this verdant valley was the house to usual yak herder who come from Tibet. Several stream intertwine the valley, prayer banner flutter on the ton edges on this huge simple of forgetfulness. Nathang Valley is also visit by traveling flora and fauna just before the begin of winter.
Lampokhri Lake lake is also called Aritar Lake. Lampokhri Lake of Aritar region is located in east Sikkim. The lake is 240 feet wide and 1120 feet long, shape of the lake is like a boot. Aritar Lake is bounded by dense green pine forests. Lake has been packetized to increase tourist attraction recently. The area Aritar and about is nice to spend free time in the lap of mountain and nature.
Changey Waterfall in Aritar is situated approximately 10 km away from Pelling on the western slope of Pelling district of Western Sikkim. Located at a elevation of about 300 metres, these falls are on the way to Dentam Valley. While downward, these falls disappear into the extensive greenery around the waterfall and because of the whiteness of the waterfall it appear like a great white line, with the backdrop of dense green vegetation.
Best time to visit Aritar
The summers in Aritar extend from “March to May” which are enjoyably cool and pleasant. This is the best time of the year to visit. The monsoons experience heavy rainfall which restricts outside activities. The winters extend from December to February and the temperatures drop to cold point.
How to reach Aritar
By Air : The Aritar nearest airport is Bagdogra which is approximately 110 km away from the destination. There are regular flights from Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. From the airport, you have to hire a car or a taxi or jeep to get to Aritar. There are helicopter services provide by the government from Siliguri to Gangtok. It takes approximately 35 mins to reach Gangtok. For the helicopter ride, prior bookings need to be made and it’s quite costly as well.
By Train : The Aritar nearest railway station is New Mal Junction which is around 3 hours away from Aritar. However, this station is small, not very well connected. New Jalpaiguri is the biggest station near Aritar. It takes approximately 3.5 to 4 hours to reach Aritar from New Jalpaiguri.