Aritar (অরিতার) is a tiny Himalayan village situated in East Sikkim district in Indian state of Sikkim, located at an altitude of 4600 ft. above sea level. Aritar is also known for its natural beauty and landscape and Aritar Lake (locally known as Lampokhari). It is one of the offbeat destinations in Sikkim for who wants to enjoy nature in its unspoiled form. The emerald forests, the sweeping hills with deep gorge and occasional waterfalls, the mountain slopes with terrace farming and overall the panoramic view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga range cast an indelible imprint on the mind of the traveller never to be effaced.
Lampokhari Tourism Festival is of the most attractions which celebrated every year during end of March and early April to attract people and make this place a hotspot tourist destination. Aritar has a soothing and salubrious climate. It is worth visiting throughout the year. Aritar in fact has a lot to offer to its visitors – sightseeing, boating, bird watching, trekking, adventure sports and a trip down memory lane for history aficionados.
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Nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB) and railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is well connected with regular flights and trains with Kolkata and rest of India. Direct car and taxis are available from airport and railway station to Aritar, it will take around 4 hrs to reach and distance around 110 kms from NJP.Aritar also can be reached from Gangtok through either Rangpo or Pakyong, it will take about 2½ hrs. to reach and distance around 68 kms.
Aritar can be visited throughout the year, in the month of March, April and May entire region become colorful with seasonal rhododendrons.