Mankhim, Sikkim

Mankhim

Perched on a hilltop above the Dalapchand village under the Rongli Sub-Division of Eastern Sikkim sited adjacent to one of the famous destination of east Sikkim Aritar, Mankhim is considered as the new travel destination. Endowed with the most pictorial view of the green Lampokhari Lake with the backdrop view of stunning Mt Kanchenjunga which cannot be witnessed from Aritar, Mankhim is attracting travelers from around the globe. Mankhim is probably one of the rarest places where three types’ mountains are visible from the same viewpoint at the lower altitude the green hills, the barren red mountains and the snow capped peaks.

Surrounded by the luscious forest of pine, fire and oak while overlooking the emerald green “boot-shaped” Lampokhari Lake, Mankhim offers its onlooker with the serene ambiance and the most scenic views in Eastern Sikkim. A quaint temple sits on the hilltop of Mankhim which enhances the tranquil ambiance for the visitor. The temple of Mankhim is steeped in history as it belongs to the medieval Hindu cult known as Rai, which believed to have originated in the Maity village. Upon visiting the temple, tourists can get an unparalleled view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The glimpse of the snow capped mountains is also mirrored in the rippling waters of the Mulkarkha Lake, which can be reached by a trek from the region. Apart from enjoying the great vista of pictorial sights from Mankhim there are few activities like bird watching, paddle boating and nature walking which has hyped the interest of visitors. There is a long jungle path from Mankhim to which cover many view point. This path is used for the nature walk by visitors to explore the dense forest surrounding the Mankhim while spotting some of the exotic birds along the mesmerizing view of the snow-capped mountain. The jungle path leads the visitor towards Lampokhari Lake where they can relish the beauty of pristine nature while boating in the mystical green boot shaped lake. To relish the charm of Mankhim at its prime the best time to visit is during winter when Himalayan range is covered in the white blanket of snow.

Far from din of city life at the picturesque hilltop destination overlooking the panoramic view of snow capped mountains and tranquil emerald waters of Lampokhari Lake while listening to the harmonious chirping in Mankhim. Mankhim is the ideal getaway destination with serene ambiance for the people who thrives to find solitude amidst the nature.

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