Aritar Tourism

Visit Aritar, the land that features prominently on the old Silk Route that bridged India to Tibet. Although a small village, Aritar is an offbeat destination for tourists who want to enjoy nature in an unspoilt form. Enveloped with emerald forests, the sweeping hills with deep gorges and occasional waterfalls, the village also holds a lot of historical significance as the British established the first police outpost in Sikkim at Aritar. Visit the valleys around Aritar to have the panoramic view of the mighty Khangchendzonga range. Falling under the Rangoli sub division in Sikkim, this village is located on the edge of Himalayas. Visit the nearby Lampokhri Lake or Aritar Lake which is one of the oldest lakes in Sikkim and the main tourist attraction of Aritar. For a more intense communion with nature, visit Mankhim Top from where the lake and the snow covered Mt Kanchenjangha look really splendid.

Essential travel information and Aritar tips for your visit

  • Prefer traveling in groups rather than alone.
  • Dare not to bring drugs or any illegal stuff to India, as it is a crime and the culpable will be treated severely.
  • Sikkim lies on the borderline; consequently many areas are restricted from people. Don't try to bribe or take some prohibited action, in order to enter.
  • While visiting monasteries, respect the cultural tradition of state. Remove your shoes outside and try not to wear offensive clothes.
  • Know the pollution level of Aritar before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Aritar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Aritar.

    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 70.59 (High)
    • Pollution Index 21.55 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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