Aritar India
Best Session
October - June
Ideal Duration
New Jalpaiguri
Major Airports
29.15 ° C
Weather Type


Aritar a true offbeat destination characterized by thick vegetation and lush-green forests, snow-covered mountain peaks, glacial lakes, roaring waterfalls, and rivers; surrounded by the majestic Himalayan peaks and the Rangpo river carving its path beautifully through the lush green forest this beautiful hamlet is a must visit. Located at an altitude of about 1,500 feet Aritar is considered as a true hidden gem in Sikkim which offers serene landscapes and tranquil atmosphere making it a place that could easily win your heart and if you are a newlywed couple then you could surely include Aritar in your Sikkim Honeymoon Packages. This comprehensive Aritar Travel Guide will provide you with all the relevant information that you need for your Aritar Tour Packages selection. Let’s start our journey!

Cuddled cozily in the foothills of Himalayan range, Aritar have few ancient monasteries, temple and a British-built bungalow called Dak Bungalow from the late nineteenth century. Some of the Top Places to Visit in Aritar include Lampokhari Lake, Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir and Aritar Gumpa.

Feel close to nature while visiting Lampokhari Lake in midst of dense alpine forest in the shape of boot, this lake offers nature’s harmonic serene view that make you feel at ease, forgetting all your stress and worries. Sojourn in the rich culture of Aritar while visiting Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir, dedicated to Lord Shiva this place oozes with spirituality and Aritar Gumpa is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim, offering a panoramic view of the scenic landscape surroundings. There are various activities you can indulge into, like trekking, sightseeing, exploring surrounding landscapes and trying homestays. Aritar have all sorts of accommodation from comfy, cozy hotels to homestays, that let you know day-to-day life of locals and their tradition and culture. The adrenaline junkies can enjoy the beauty of the undulating Himalayan terrains while visiting here. The best time to visit Aritar is from March to May as the weather is pleasant and the beauty of mother nature is at its peak.

Aritar will make you feel a part of the nature and its serenity is beyond words to explain making it a must visit place in your Sikkim Tour Packages itinerary.

Rich in natural beauty, Aritar is an isolated spot located on the famous Silk Route in the Rongli subdivision and makes for the perfect spiritual retreat. The geographic terrain of the place is a photographer’s delight. Nature seems to be abundant here – the silence of the place is broken at times with the light winds, the flowing water in the streams, rivers, waterfalls, and the chirping of numerous bird species.  

The Landscape of the place is such that it offers the best opportunity for adventure activities like paragliding, hiking, trekking, camping, rock-climbing, boat rides, and sporting activities like archery and horse-riding. 

Aritar enjoys a colder climate than many other parts of Sikkim, receiving a good amount of snowfall from November to January. The right time to visit Aritar is either January or between April to June.


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