Sikkim Makes It To National Geographic’s Coolest Places To Visit In 2024; Here Are Other 29

by Tooba Shaikh
Sikkim Makes It To National Geographic’s Coolest Places To Visit In 2024; Here Are Other 29

2024 is hurtling towards us at full speed! And with the new year approaching fast, National Geographic has released a list of the coolest places that you can visit in the new year. It consists of 30 places from around the globe and Sikkim is the only Indian destination to make it to the list. Here is everything you need to know about this particular piece of news, including the full list of coolest places to visit!

Sikkim One Of The Coolest Places To Visit As Per National Geographic

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With the new year just around the corner, people are once again planning for all the exciting trips they’ll take in 2024. This handy list by National Geographic will certainly help them zero in on a place and help them if they’re looking for recommendations. It covers various well-known and not-so-well-known destinations across the world.

In a moment that is sure to make all Indians proud, Sikkim is one of the destinations on the list. In fact, it is the only Indian destination on the list. It is also remarkable that Sikkim was one of the only three destinations picked within Asia. The other two were Tainan in Taiwan and Xi-an in China. All three destinations are certainly worth visiting but Sikkim is quite special.

The Indian state is known for its ethereal beauty and lush greenery. It is home to the highest Himalayan peak in India, the Kangchenjunga mountain! It is also the third-highest mountain in the entire world! Sikkim is also blessed with immense biodiversity. Its Blood Pheasant is especially well-known.

The state is also dotted with quaint Buddhist monasteries that transport you to a different world entirely! So if you’re looking to get in touch with your higher self, there couldn’t be a better place than Sikkim!

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Full List Of Places By National Geographic

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Here is the full list of the coolest places to visit in 2024 as per National Geographic: –


  • Sierra Leone
  • Andrefana Dry Forests, Madagascar
  • Akagera, Rwanda


  • Xi-An, China
  • Tainan, Taiwan
  • Sikkim, India


  • Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland
  • Wales
  • Valletta, Malta
  • The Euros, Germany
  • Tartu, Estonia
  • Saimaa, Finland
  • Pompeii, Italy
  • North Yorkshire, England
  • Nordland, Norway
  • Galloway and Southern Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Albanian Alps, Albania

South Pacific

  • Victoria, Australia

The Americas

  • Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
  • Texas, US
  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • New York State, US
  • Miami, US
  • Lima, Peru
  • Ibera Wetlands, Argentina
  • Dominica
  • Atacama Desert, Chile

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Do you want to visit any of these places? Have you visited any of them already? Do you agree with National Geographic’s list? What do you think is the coolest place that you visited in 2023? Let us know in the comments section below!

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