About Aritar

Aritar is easily accessible from the state capital, Gangtok, by road. The destination can be reached by taxis and rented cars from Gangtok, which is situated at a distance of 63 km. It takes around four hours to drive from Gangtok to Aritar, which lies on the main route connecting Pakyong or Rangpo.   Read More

Contact Us

Silk Route Homestay
Gaddi Goan, Below Aritar Lake
P.O Aritar Rhenok, East Sikkim, 737131.

Phone :+91-8967036394 / 9734306015.
E-Mail : silkroutehomestay@gmail.com

About Sikkim

A mountain state in the Indian Himalayas and a former Himalayan Kingdom situated between Nepal in the West, Bhutan in the East and Tibet/China in the North. Sikkim with its rich bio-diversity has 180 lakes ranging in an altitude from 200 meters . . .   Read More

Place of Interest

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The Lampokhari Lake

The Lampokhari Lake is located near Rhenock and takes a three hours' drive from Gangtok. Those who wish to stay in peaceful environs for a night or two have the option to stay at the trekkers' huts or the lodges provided near the lake. One can also pay a visit to the nearby Lingsay Monastery and the Mankhim Temple. A short trek can be taken around Aritar. There is a British built bungalow located half a kilometer away from Aritar which is also a place for the tourists to explore. The Lampokhari Lake is one of the oldest natural lakes in Sikkim. It is located at an altitude of 4600ft above sea level. The lake was recently renovated to provide boating facilities for tourists. The Lampokhari Lake is also called as the Aritar Lake among the natives of Sikkim. This is in fact the only lake that provides paddle boating facilities in Sikkim.

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Dak Bunglow :
Popularly known as Ari-Bangla it is an old British built bunglow built by Sir James Claude White (first political officer of Sikkim during British rule in India) in the year 1895. At the same premises Sikkim's first treasury was built as well as Sikkim Police was raised and the first outpost started functioning in the year 1897.

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Aritar Gumpa :
Aritar Gumpa is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim which belongs to the Kagyuapa order of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is known for its beautiful architecture and collection of artifacts, murals and other paintings. It also contains various ancient manuscripts.

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Changey Waterfalls :
The Changey Waterfalls are located near the famous Lampokhari Lake. The waterfalls offer beautiful views of its surroundings and is at a height of 50m.