Best Time to Visit Aritar
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If yes, you have come to the right place. Best time to visit Aritar is from March till May.
Aritar is a small hill station located in eastern Sikkim. Blessed with ample natural beauty and landscape, the region is situated on the edge of Himalayas and can be reached in about four hours’ drive from Gangtok via either Pakyong or Rangpo. A breathtaking view of Khangchendzonga only adds to the many natural riches that Aritar is blessed with.
Lush green forests, sweeping hills, of paddy fields and placid lakes hidden inside deep forests are just a few characteristics of this pristine and heavenly place. Aritar is a perfect place for people looking nature trails and a serene holiday. Another very popular and beautiful places to see when in Aritar is the Lampokari lake. The lake is surrounded by lush green trees and is believed to be the oldest in Sikkim state. The lake has been recently provided with artificial embankment to facilitate boating, a first for Sikkim.
A short trek leads you to Mankhim Dara, where a temple dedicated to the ethnic Rai community is located. Mankhim offers a 360 degree view of the surrounding areas. The Aritar Gumpa is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim belonging to the Karma Kagyu lineage order of Tibetan Buddhism.
Aritar hosts the Lampokhari Tourism Festival is during end of March and early April. The best season to visit Aritar is the summer season that lasts from March to May. At around 20 °C, the temperature is just apt for sightseeing and the place looks heavenly. This is the time when the tourists flock the place in large numbers. The summers in Aritar are pleasant and are preferred by the tourists. The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till May. Temperature ranges between a comfortable 10°C to 20°C during these months. Whereas in winters the temperature ranges between a chilling -2°C to 10°C. Winters last till February in Aritar. This period is marked by heavy snowfall at an altitude above 12000 ft. The temperature drops close to the freezing point in this season.