Aritar

Aritar is a picturesque hamlet located in East Sikkim. Situated at an altitude of 4600 m, the prime attraction of this place is the Lampokhari or Aritar Lake. The lake is in a calm and serene environment surrounded by lush greenery and towering hills. One can also enjoy boating in the lake. A number of swans are seen in this lake which adds to its beauty. Every year a tourism festival is held here during the months of March-April. Another attraction of Aritar is the Mankhim Hilltop from where you can get a spectacular view of sunrise. Other attractions include the Dak Bungalow and Aritar Gumpha.

Aritar
How to Reach

Trains are running from Howrah to New Jalpaiguri. Auto rickshaws are plying from New Jalpaiguri to Siliguri. You can also avail direct bus service from Kolkata (Esplanade Bus Terminus) to Siliguri. From there you can hire a car to reach Aritar directly. Car charges around Rs. 2500. Otherwise you can reach Aritar by service jeeps via Rangpo and Renok.

Accommodation

Hotel Aditya. Tariff - Rs. 700-3000. Tel: 9932487358.
Lampokhari Village Resort. Tariff - Rs. 1000-3000. Tel: 9933187911.
Dadul Guest House. Tariff - Rs. 1000-1800. Tel: 9933195461.

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