Zuluk : A comprehensive Travel Guide of Zuluk, Old Silk Route

Zuluk : A comprehensive Travel Guide of Zuluk, Old Silk Route

Zuluk : A comprehensive Travel Guide of Zuluk(Old Silk Route) Zuluk is an abode of peace.Zuluk is a hamlet close to Indo-China border. Zuluk is situated at an altitude of 9,500 ft above sea level in eastern part of Himalaya.There are around 700m people residing at Zuluk.Most of these people are mainly immigrated from Nepal.Zuluk is a small village surrounded by high hills. The main attraction of Zuluk is its eye catching zig-zag path,which is also called Zuluk loop. From Thambi view point you will have a birds eye view of Zuluk and surroundings. Zuluk is a ideal place for watching sunrise and sunset over world third highest mountain Mt. Kanchenjungha. From top of the loop you will find clouds playing hide and seek with Zuluk. At afternoon the whole Zuluk valley hide under thick cloud. Best Time to visit: Zuluk is accessible through out the year but keep in mind winter in Zuluk is severe. During winter Zuluk faces high snow fall and freezing temperature. In summer the picture is completely opposite.Summer is wet and foggy here. During summer Zuluk and its surrounding hills remain covered with different kind of blooming rhododendron flowers. Zuluk sight seeing : Zuluk Loop: Zuluk is famous for its incomparable loops. There are approx. 30 loops in this zig-zag path. Ganek : Ganek is the sunrise point in Zuluk.Start early in morning(4:00 am) to reach Ganek and catch glimpse sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha. Nag Temple: This cave like structured temple is dedicated to Nag Devata(Snake God). It is locally believed that this temple is formed naturally through a crack in a giant sized...
North Sikkim Travel Guide

North Sikkim Travel Guide

North Sikkim Travel Guide- A comprehensive information on North Sikkim Northern part of Sikkim is a very popular travel destination among tourists. This barren land is popular for its breathtaking view. Though many people called it ‘Small Ladakh’ but literally this place is beautiful to its own virginity. The main attraction of North Sikkim is based on Gurudongmar Lake(the holy lake),Yumthung Valley(Valley of flower of Sikkim), Zero Point(snow zone). Generally this place is appropriate for 2night/3 days trip but you may add more days depending the places you like to visit. What to see on the way: Tintek Waterfall: A beautiful waterfall on the way. This huge waterfall is coming down through three steps. You can have a superb view from top the view point. Distance : 30km from Gangtok What you will get here:  You will get Tea, biscuits and simple breakfast from nearby shops. There is a pay and use toilet. Seven sister Waterfall: In earlier day it was a must visit place on the way to North Sikkim. Now a days the road id bifurcated just near to Gangtok and one go through Seven sister and other through Tintek. Due to bad condition of the road people are avoiding the road which goes through seven sister. This is also a beautiful waterfall. In 2008 when I went Sikkim for the first time I was amazed by this waterfall then it was flowing through seven steps but after tragic earthquake of 2012 it changes its path and flowing only through three steps. Distance : 32km from Gangtok What you will get here:  You will get Tea, biscuits and...
North Sikkim Tour- My travel experience

North Sikkim Tour- My travel experience

North Sikkim Tour- My travel experience North Sikkim is a place with enchanting mountains, green valleys and gorging waterfalls all adorned by the mighty Teesta River. It was in March 2015 after the completion of my sister’s final examinations that we decided to go on a trip to North Sikkim. The research and reading travelogues about North Sikkim began a month ago and we finally decided on the itinerary to be followed. We boarded the Darjeeling Mail from Sealdah station at 9:50pm and reached New Jalpaiguri Station the next day from where we boarded a shared car towards Gangtok which is the capital of Sikkim. The journey from NJP to Gangtok is a 4-5 hrs drive and we were given the glimpse of river Teesta in her full might during the whole course of the drive. Teesta is the main river flowing in this area of West Bengal and Sikkim as it originated in the Tso Lhamo Lake and drops into the Bay of Bengal. Finally after 5 hrs of drive and 30 mins of Maggi break (yes maggi was legal back then) midway we reached Gangtok at around 4 in the evening. After reaching Gangtok we kept our luggage in the hotel and went out for a walk at MG Marg and the Ropeway ride. We also did a bit of shopping from MG Marg and met our Travel agent to whom we gave our ID proofs for permits. You need a permit to visit North Sikkim and it is generally done by the Travel agents you hire the day before the trip begins. Next day overcoming a...
KHEDUM

KHEDUM

Khedum – An unexplored heaven in the mid of nature If you are looking for a brand new beautiful destination then Khedum is a perfect match for you. This place is ideal for camping and walking through nature. Here you can experience a walk on hanging bridge, can take a bath in to a natural pond which is created by a waterfall named as ‘Twin Sister’, You can walk through nearby village and also can experience local dishes and local culture. Location: Khedum is in North Sikkim, on the way to Lachung, which is the base point of Yumthum Valley. Khedum is just 10km before Lachung and 10 km after Chungthung. What to see: The things to see in Khedum is Nature..Nature and Nature. Khedum is a beautiful place surrounded with high hills. You will find a flowing river here, here a hanging bridge is perfect for adrenalin rush, a natural pond with waterfall is ideal for your bath and a village with smiling people is good for knowing their culture. How to reach: To reach Khedum you have to take a car from gangtok(the capital of Sikkim) then you have to follow the route to Lachung(North Sikkim). After crossing Chungthung go another 8km Just 1km before Lachung Waterfall) then take right from there , you will find a lonely path going downwards from the main road.Follow this path , this path will lead you up to a river, cross first bridge then the path will turn right and go slide upwards now follow this path up to the second bridge. Now you are at Khedum. How to plan:...
Nathang Valley Travel Guide

Nathang Valley Travel Guide

A comprehensive information on Nathang Valley Nathang is called Ladakh of East Sikkim. Nathang valley is locally known as Gnathang Valley is situated at an altitude of 12,700 feet above sea level. Nathang village is one of the remotest Tibetian habitations in Eastern Himalaya. Here one can experience chilled wind waves blowing all around. Nathang usually remain snow covered from January to April. This time the whole valley become white desert. Govt. of Sikkim is planning to start skiing in winter. This village is one of the part of Old Silk route which connected India with China. What to see : Durga and Krishna Temple : There are two temples standing side by side. Vibrant colour of these temples is very eye catching in this arid region. Frozen Pond: There is a frozen pond just behind the Durga temple. Brahmin duck is a common species spotted here certainly. Buddhist Monastery : In the extreme right of the valley there is a small Buddhist Monastery. British cemetery: At Nathang there is a small British cemetery at the end of the valley .This is the highest point of Nathang valley. You will find some old grave here. Dafter Bungalow: In early days when the silk rout was open, Dafter Bungalow was used for custom duty collections but later this bungalow was renovated by the depertment of Tourism,Sikkim Govt. The original bungalow was built in 1920. There are three rooms and two of them are attached with bath and fireplace. No electricity is available here so generator is only source of power supply. Sunset Point : Just opposite to Dafter Bungalow there...