Aritar is the hotspot of natural splendor located in eastern Sikkim. The splendid beauty of green forests and hills is enriched with the virgin lakes set silent in the deeper jungles. The view of Himalyan range of hills and a glance of Khangchendzonga will definitely mesmerize every heart. The untouched hills and forests are always an attraction for an enthusiast.
The Lampokari Lake, set amidst the forest is bestowed on the eastern region of the State. This lake also facilitate for leisurely boating. The beauty of the lake can be observed with a short trek to the hilltop. The ethnic Rai Community's temple is a bonus for you after that trekking. That also feeds your eyes with a colorful sunset. Aritar Gumpa, one of the oldest and holiest monasteries of Sikkim, Love Dhara, a popular viewpoint and evergreen Sanghalaya will definitely supplement your joy.
Lampokhari Tourism Festival is observed by the historic trijunction Aritar during the end of March and early April. Boating in the Lampokhari Lake, horse riding around the foothills, traditional game of archery will enlighten you. Adventure seeking people can go for rock climbing and paragliding. The varied traditional cultural performances, ethnic cuisines will sure excite you. You may have rare view of red panda, wild orchids, rare species of butterflies and diverse flora & fauna. Aritar is a 4- 5 hours' drive from the airport Bagdogra. You can also reach your destination with a 4-5 hours' drive from the railway station New Jalpaiguri. Hired vehicles will also take you to your place from Sikkim in about 3 hours' drive.
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