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 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 43.75 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Aritar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Aritar.

    • Burglary and Theft 10 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 90 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Safety Index 84.44 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.74 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 80.56 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.15 (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.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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