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Sikkim

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Pakyong – a serene alternative to Gangtok

Pakyong – a serene alternative to Gangtok

Pakyong is a small town located at the foothills of the Himalayas in East Sikkim. The place is located in between Rangpo and Gangtok. It is about 28 km from the capital city of Gangtok. If you wish to avoid the tourist crowd in Gangtok, then Pakyong is a perfect...

Mangan – the cardamom capital of Sikkim

Mangan – the cardamom capital of Sikkim

Mangan is the administrative headquarters of North Sikkim and also the gateway to the more illustrious destinations Lachen and Lachung. Just as North Sikkim is enchanting in every way, Mangan too is an attractive place with lots of greenery, natural waterfalls,...

Lachung – the Land of Small Pass

Lachung – the Land of Small Pass

If you are visiting North Sikkim, it would be a sin not to visit Lachung. The quaint hamlet is located at an altitude of 8610 ft is surrounded by snow-covered mountain ranges, running mountain streams and stunning waterfalls. Lachung means ‘small pass’ (Lachen means...

Lachen – the land of Big Pass

Lachen – the land of Big Pass

Lachen, a small Himalayan hamlet at an altitude of 9000 feet is the home to a Sikkimese Buddhist community known as the Lachenpas. The village actually serves as the stopover for tourists visiting the Gurudongmar Lake that is located further up at an altitude of...

Dzongu – where the Lepchas reside

Dzongu – where the Lepchas reside

Dzongu Valley in North Sikkim is a unique place. Not only the place is blessed with nature’s bounty and stunning views of the mountain ranges, but the place is also culturally rich. The place inhabited by the original native population of Sikkim – the Lepchas, is...

Paragliding in Gangtok, Sikkim – fly like a bird

Paragliding in Gangtok, Sikkim – fly like a bird

Paragliding is turning out to be one of the most sought-after adventure sports. And why not? Who would not like to fly like a bird while looking at the beautiful earth below? Gangtok in Sikkim is now becoming a paragliding hotspot. With the beautiful Himalayan ranges...

Darap – an offbeat destination in Sikkim

Darap – an offbeat destination in Sikkim

Darap, Sikkim Darap is one of the unexplored and undiscovered beauties of Sikkim where you can spend a bucolic weekend amidst nature away from the crowd. The place is situated just 7 km from the busy town of Pelling at an altitude of 5100 feet in West Sikkim. The word...