Aritar & Lampokhari, Sikkim
21 Jul ’16
Aritar is a small town in the district of East Sikkim in Sikkim. I blogged about Soreng, a town in West Sikkim the other day. Aritar is also in many ways very much alike Soreng, a beautiful quaint little town in the foothills of the Himalayas. I visited the place in October 2010 from my college. It is around 1.5 hours from Rangpo. The later half of 2010 was a very touristy time for me. It was Aritar in October, Soreng in November and Delo in December. I guess I am blogging about it in the opposite way around.
Aritar is a pretty popular picnic spot in Sikkim. It is famous for its lake, called Lampokhari. Supposedly it is the only lake in Sikkim with boating facilities. Boating is nice, especially along with the numerous ducks that inhabit the lake. At the lake there is also a Buddhist shrine. Crossing the lake there is a trekking paved path to the top of the mountain where there is a temple. The way is very beautiful, and the vistas of the surrounding countryside stupendous.