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Aritar: General Information

Aritar Tourism

Interesting facts about Aritar

  • Aritar, located at the end of the Himalayan Range, is believed to be a part of the ancient Silk Route.
  • Aritar is the only place in Sikkim where boating in the lake is possible.

Known for its impressive beauty, shimmering lakes, breathtaking monasteries and unceasing waterfalls, Aritar is a small hill station located amidst the Himalaya. Aritar is an ideal destination for every nature lover as it is surrounded by lush green forest and towering mountains. To attract tourist to Aritar there are historical museums, nursery, craggy valleys, heritage buildings, and picturesque sites.

Aritar is visited by people from all over the world for peace, tranquillity, rejuvenation, and complete relaxation. Aritar is blessed with Mount Khangchendzonga and boot shaped lake: Lampokhari. Lush forest, sweeping paddy fields, and placid lakes make Aritar an ideal destination for quaint holidays.

Located in the Eastern region, the lakes of Aritar are the only places in Sikkim where boating is possible. A tour to Aritar is incomplete without the mention of its flora and fauna. Aritar is the place where tourist can spot red pandas, and many other endangered animal species. Aritar is the focal point of attraction for every tourist on their tour to Sikkim.

Aritar Travel Information:

Best Time to Visit Aritar: Summer season (March to June)

Summer (November to March): 10 °C -20 °C
Winter (April to October): (-2) °C -10 °C

How to Reach Aritar:

By Air: The nearest Domestic Airport from Aritar is Bagdogra Airport, Siliguri, roughly four and half hour drive from Aritar Town.

By Train: Jalpaiguri Railway station is the nearest railway station to Aritar. The rail network is well connected to prominent cities like Trivandrum, Secunderabad, Guwahati, Chennai, and Cochin.

By Road: There are many ways to reach Aritar by road. It is 111 Km from Darjeeling, 101 km from Lingtam, 130 Km from Siliguri, 135 Km from Gangtok, 65 km from Kalimpong, 44 km from Pedongand 701 Km from Kolkata.