Aritar, Sikkim

Aritar - Completely Detailed Tour and Travel Guide

A charming village by the name of Aritar may be found in East Sikkim, on the edge of the Himalayas, at a height of 1498 meters. Aritar is renowned for its gorgeous scenery and lengthy history. Aritar is on its way to being one of the most popular tourist destinations because of its stunning depiction of tranquil lakes, verdant forests, and hills with dense rice fields. The allure of the naturally beautiful Aritar is enhanced by the captivating vista of the majestic, snow-capped Mount Kanchenjunga.

Aritar can be visited without worrying about preparing a tour plan if you opt for a complete tour package. The tour package will consist of a proper tour itinerary with facilities like pick up from your preferred location, pre-booked rooms, food, a well-maintained car, and more.

Aritar Sightseeing

Aritar has piqued the interest of tourists looking to experience the unadulterated beauty of eastern Sikkim, which is isolated from the rest of the state and bordered by Mt. Kanchenjunga in the Far East. Surrounded by waterfalls, terraced farmlands, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful green forests many tourists who enjoy admiring the beauty of nature have been seduced by Aritar. Apart from witnessing an amazing view of Mt Kanchenjunga from the hilltop of Aritar and being mesmerized by the mystical emerald green color of Lampokhari Lake, visitors can explore Aritar since it offers its visitor some nature trails through the thick forest of pine and oak towards some of the pictorial sights.

Aritar is home to buildings dating back many years, including Aritar Gumpha, one of the Kagyuapa orders of Tibetan Buddhism's oldest monasteries in the Sikkim region. The monastery is renowned for its exquisite architecture as well as its assortment of antiques, murals, and other works of art. Various old manuscripts are also included in it. Sir James Claude White, the first political official of Sikkim under British administration in India, constructed the Dak Bungalow, also known as Ari-Bangla, in 1895. It is a historic British-built bungalow. In 1897, Sikkim's first treasury and Sikkim Police were established on the same grounds, and the first outpost began operations.

With the touch of history and endowed with surreal natural and manmade beauty, Aritar has become a paradise for nature lovers and historians. Tucked on the far edge of eastern Sikkim, Aritar with its serene ambiance has become the gateway for travelers from the tedious city life amidst the mountain where nature can be found in its pristine form.

Best Time to Go for Aritar Tour

Every season has its own charm to relish in Aritar but to get to see the prime view of Mt Kanchenjunga covered in snow from Aritar is during winter. However, the most popular time of year to visit this splendid destination is during the summer. The start of the summer season, which lasts through June, is in the month of March. The weather is very pleasant during this time, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius. From October to February which is the season of winter, the temperature drops as low as -2°C which makes the weather quite chilly. Snowfall can be seen and as a result, the route towards this destination sometime got cut. The monsoon begins in the month of July and ends in the month of September. Heavy rainfall can be seen during the months of the Monsoon resulting in frequent landslides.

How Do You Get to Aritar

By Flight- The closest domestic airport, Bagdogra Airport, is just 116 kilometers driving distance away. After landing at Bagdogra Airport, one can take a taxi or a private vehicle to Aritar town. To get here, it will take about 4-5 hours. Due to the availability of scheduled flights from well-known Indian cities, flying is much more practical.

By Rail- With the help of the Indian railway, you can successfully reach its nearest railway station which is located in New Jalpaiguri Junction. You will have to take a rented car once you reach NJP in order to reach Aritar within 4 to 5 hours.

By Road- You can take a bus if you want to travel to Aritar by road. However, a private car is the most convenient way to travel to this destination. Many car rental agencies offer their quality services so that you can reach Aritar quite comfortably.

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