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Mankhim, East Sikkim – 126 kms from Siliguri...

Mankhim is the hilltop adjacent to the popular destination of Aritar, in the village of Dalapchand under the Rongli Sub-Division of Eastern Sikkim.  Mankhim offers a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha and the emerald green “boot-shaped” Lampokhri Lake at the same time – this incredible view is not available from Aritar. In Mankhim, there is a small temple on the hilltop, a few homestays and a monastery, just a walk away. If you want to spend some days in complete isolation from the city’s din with fabulous views of Mt. Kanchanjungha, then Mankhim is a great choice. Bird watching, paddle boating and nature walking are other great activities here. You can tag in Reshikhola, Sillery Gaon, Pedong or Kalimpong with Mankhim. You can also take a day-trip to Kupup lake, Zuluk and the world’s highest golf course from Mangkhim. BOOKING DETAILS OF MANKHIM Places to see in Mankhim: Mankhim is a hilltop near the popular destination of Aritar, which is famous for its Lampokhari Lake. This vast human foot shaped lake is flanked by emerald green forest of Pine and Fir. The lake is ideal to enjoy paddle boating. There is also a Lodge and cafeteria beside the lake. The Changey waterfall boasting a height of 50 meters is located near Mankhim. For more images of Mankhim click here You can also visit the nearby Aritar Monastery, which houses some remarkable painted murals, rare manuscripts and Buddhist artifacts. The Dak Bungalow popularly called Ari-Bangla is an age-old British bungalow, built under the supervision of James Claude White in 1895. The little temple of Mankhim, belonging to the Rai cult of Hindu origin at Maity Village overlooks the Lampokhri and the mighty Mt. Kanchenjungha. The viewpoint near the temple offers a panoramic view of the mighty Mt. Kanchenjungha and its allies, Aritar town, rolling hills and the silk route upto Zuluk. You can also visit the Ever Green Nursery and Ram Gauri Sangrhalaya, which is a nursery and museum, displaying some nice collection of drift wood, botanical and some exotic varieties of flowers.   Nearby attractions of Mankhim: You can visit nearby Reshikhola, Sillery Gaon and Pedong in West Bengal from Mankhim. You can also visit the famous Ramitey View point for viewing the 14 turns of River Teesta with Mt. Kanchenjungha in the background. Some other nearby attractions are Kupup Lake (Bitang Cho Lake), world’s highest golf course and Zuluk in East Sikkim. If you are in the mood of little trekking, then try the Mulkarkha Lake trek. Mulkarkha Lake is famous for holding the reflection of Mt. Kanchenjungha on its waters. You can also visit the ruins of historic Damsang Fort and the famous Cross Hill. Things to do in Mankhim: There is a long jungle path acroos the hills covering may view points from Makhim to Lampokhri. You can take a nature walk along this path to Lampokhri Lake from  You can organize picnics at the popular picnic spot called Love Dara, located near Mankhim. The place is also ideal for the avid bird watchers. You can also enjoy boating in the Lampokhari Lake, trekking and rock climbing to nearby hilltops and nature walking.   How to reach Mankhim: You can also hire vehicles from Siliguri and reach Aritar in 5 hours. the route is Teesta Bazar – Kalimpong – Algarah – Pedong – Reshikhola – Rhenock – Aritar – Mankhim. If you are coming from any destination in Sikkim, you have to come via Rangpo –...
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Solophok, South Sikkim – 92 kms from Siliguri...

Solophok – one of the newest destinations of Sikkim offers a magnificent view of Mt. Kanchenjungha, a beautiful temple town of Chardham and the breathtaking experience of Tarey Bhir, which is a 10,000 feet long cliff with a sheer 3500 feet drop into abyss. If you are in Solophok, you can also visit some of the most imposing monasteries like Samdruptse and Ngadak monastery, most beautiful waterfalls like Tirikhola Dancing falls and one of the most bio-diversified regions of Tendong Hills. Located close to Namchi, Solophok is near to all attractions yet far from the crowd. BOOKING DETAILS OF SOLOPHOK Places to see in Solophok: Chardham in Solophok is believed to be one of the most sacred destinations of Sikkim. The 108 feet statue of Lord Shiva in Chardham is encircled by a girdle of twelve Jyotirlingams and a replica of the Chardham, which is Jagannath, Dwarka, Rameshawaram and Badrinath Dham. Solophok Photographs 12► The Ngadak monastery – one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim is also located nearby. Another great attraction is the 135 feet high statue of Guru Padmasambhava in Samdruptse Monastery. The Samdruptse hilltop offers a view of Namchi Town, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Mt. Kanchenjungha and eastern part of Nepal. Nearby attractions of Solophok: Solophok is very near to one of the Geological wonders of the world – Taray Bhir. It is a 10,000 feet long ridge with a sheer drop of 3,500 feet with a breathtaking View Point at the edge from where one can behold Sikkim’s beautiful river valleys and forests. One can see the panoramic confluence of the Teesta and Rangeet River from here too. There is also a beautiful Rock Garden situated at the base of the Samdruptse Hills with magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha. Temi Tea Garden – the only tea estate in Sikkim is only 21 kms from Solophok.   On the way to Temi Tea Garden you can visit the Tendong Biodiversity Park to have an access to the myriads of medical plants conserved beautifully by the State Forest Department. The cascading waters of Tirikhola Dancing Falls located just 40 minutes from Solophok looks like the hair of a maiden from June to September. You can also visit Assangthang just 9 kms from Solophok to visit the beautiful Shiridi Sai Temple. However, the most exciting thing to do while in Solophok is to walk along the Taray Bhir. Other nearby attractions include Ravangla, Rayong Sunrise View Point, Mainam Hill, Ravikhola Cave, Sharchogbeyphog Cave and Phur Tsa Chu hotsprings. Things to do in Solophok: Trek along the steep footpath with about 300 steps through the hamlet of Kholaghari to a long and dark cave adjacent to an old temple. There is also a tranquil spot just 5 km uphill from Namthang Bazaar (29 kms from Solophok) surrounded by virgin forest and at an altitude of 5800 feet called Nagi. Recently, this has turned out to be a perfect spot for meditation. You can also organise a picnic at Rukumtar located at the base of Tendong Hill where 70 species of birds are found singing in and around. You can also visit Tharpu Painting Village just 4 kms from Solophok. You can visit the village and get the idea of history, culture and traditions of Sikkim through the beautiful paintings and creations of the local artists. How to reach Solofok: Solofok is 92 kms from Siliguri and just 2 kms from Namchi. The Sikkim Nationalized Transport (SNT) plies regular buses from...
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Anden, Sombaria – 122 kms from Siliguri...

Anden is a heaven located high in the hills surrounded by forests overlooking the snow-cappped mountains. It is also one of the destinations from where you can take the famous Barsey Rhododendron Trek. Other nearby attractions include Jureli View Point, Gathang Waterfalls, Dodak Helipad, Devi Falls, Daramdin Sai Mandir, a Manghim and the market at Sombaria. You can also continue to other destinations of Sikkim like Rinchenpong and Biksthang is West Sikkim and Namchi in South Sikkim. A beautiful Forest Rest House with all modern facilities is the only accommodation in Anden. BOOKING DETAILS OF ANDEN Places to see in Anden: Anden is a the base for the famous Hilley – Varsey Rhododendron trek. Hilley, which is the checkpost for the 4 km long trek to Varsey is just 18 kms from Anden. While travelling to Hilley from Anden, you can catch the view of the Mt. Kanchenjungha range. Click here for more photographs of Anden Jureli Dara view point, which offers great views of the snow-capped mountain ranges, Darjeeling, Sombaria and endless stretches of mountains is just a walk from this destination. You can enjoy nature walks and birdwatching in the Anden-Forests. Nearby attractions of Anden Forest House: You can make a trip to Hilley, located 18 kms. from here, which marks the beginning of the Hilley – Varsey Rhododendron trek. There is a beautiful Sai Temple in Daramdin just 20 kms away. Other nearby attractions are Anden Olong Monastery (12 kms away), Kitan Falls, Dodak Helipad, Butterfly Shape Valley and numerous other view points. You can visit most of these destinations while travelling from Somabaria to Anden – they would fall on the way. Other attractions that you cover in a sightseeing trip are Devi Falls, Gathang alls, the EPC church (one of the oldest churches of Sikkim), Ribdi Village and a Lepcha Museum. Things to do in Anden: Trekking is the favorite activity of the tourists visiting this place. Most tourists travel to Hilley by car from Anden (18 kms) and start the 4 kms long Hilley – Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary trek. The sanctuary offers excellent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and endless stretches of Rhododendrons in their array of red, pink and white colours. Birdwatching is another great activity to be enjoyed here. In the mornings you can enjoy your hot cup of tea in the Forest Resthouse’s terrace enjoying the snow capped mountains and in the evenings you can also enjoy a campfire roasting your chicken. Best time to visit Anden: You can visit throughout the year. You can enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha in October to January. To see Rhododendrons in full bloom, you should visit Anden from mid of March to mid of April every year. Birdwatching can be enjoyed throughout the year. Lodging and dining facilities in Anden: The only accommodation in Anden is the Forest Resthouse, which is located far from any other human settlement in the fringes of a forest. The Forest Resthouse comes with all modern facilities like attached western bathrooms, room heaters, geysers and even TVs. The rest house also arranges trek guides for the guests and cars for sightseeing trips. The rooms are spacious and luxuriously decked with wooden furniture and carpets. There is also car parking facilities and a badminton court here. BOOKING DETAILS OF...
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Kaleej Valley, West Sikkim – 140 kms from Siliguri...

If you want to romance the splendor of nature, come to Kaleej Valley in West Sikkim, offering the ultimate peace of mind. Surrounded by rivers like Kaleej Khola in the North, Hee Khola in the West, Rangsang and Rangit in the South, Kaleej Valley is a pristine hamlet with enchanting views of Mt. Kanchenjungha. Located near popular tourist spots like Bermiok, Uttarey and Rinchenpong, this untouched destination is a piece of heaven for birdlife and natural splendor. The rolling green farm fields and the meandering Kaleej Khola enhance the appeal of the Kaleej valley even more. The region is enriched with exotic species of flora and fauna and it is mainly dominated by local communities. The Kaleej Valley treasures its own rich natural and cultural heritage and boasts immense travel potentials. BOOKING DETAILS OF KALEEJ VALLEY Places to see in Kaleej Valley: It is the peculiar charm of Kaleej Valley, which has laid its spell on many visitors. There is an exquisite temple of Yuma Samyo Manghim, where the followers of Yuma Samyo religion worship. There is a huge stone in front of the temple, where the great mystic Guru Teyongsi Srijunga used to sit and deliver Yuma Samyo sermons to his followers. You can walk for around ten minutes above the nearby 13th mile village, to spot the Kailash Pati Gufa, a centuries old cave temple. The place is highly revered by both the locals and the tourists and it is visited by hundred of worshippers during Shivaratri. The Ally cave or Allay gufa is located a kilometer westward from nearby Bermiok Bazar. It is also an ancient cave temple, where Lord Shiva is worshiped. For more photos of Kaleej Valley click here Nearby attractions of Kaleej Valley: If you want to explore the region, further, make a trip to the Srijunga Falls and caves. The beauty of the Srijunga waterfalls along Reshi River, known as Srijunga Wadhan is breathtaking. The Srijunga Phuku or caves is also famous and boasts historical importance. Nestled at Berthang at the converging point of Kaleez and Rangsang Rivers is Berthang Berfok Mangerjong. Do not miss the Pheng Doji Falls, spotted at a desolate place at Hee-Gaon along Hee Khola. The sulphur mixed hot spring, popularly known as Phur-Tsa-Chau situated beneath Legship – Jorethang road between Reshi and Legship along the bank of Rangit River is also a very popular destination. You can also pay a visit to the Rabindranath Smritiban, named after the Noble Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, who stayed here for sometime. The Hee Water Garden nestled at the bank of Hee-Khola is also noteworthy. The water garden is admired with the biggest Mani Chukar (Buddhist prayer wheel rotated by the current of water) found across the globe. You will also find a swimming pool, cafeteria, Gazebo (a resting place) and a temple of Shiva in this picturesque water garden. There is also a watchtower just above the Alley cave temple at upper Marrtam, from where you can also catch a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. Nestled atop Yumang Thegu is a grand statue of Teyongsi Sirijunga, measuring 65 feet. There is a lake just beneath it, offering boating facilities known as Chaaya Taal. You can also make a trip to the Resum Monastery in the early morning to savor a spectacular sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha. Some other nearby popular sightseeing destinations include Changay Falls, Singshore bridge, Pemangytse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins and Pelling. Nunthaley grassy flat field at 7350 feet is another...
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Cherry Resort, Temi – 119 kms from Siliguri...

Cherry resort is a perfect sanctuary for the tourists intending to experience the delightful delicacies of Sikkim. Nestled on the slopes of the lush green carpet of Temi tea garden in South Sikkim, this intimate inn is undoubtedly the most admirable hotel setting in Sikkim. The postcard pretty views of the snow capped Mt. Kangchendzonga, the flouting clouds and mysterious mists and acres of emerald tea garden nestled by blooming Cherry Blossoms, creates an enchanting backdrop for this romantic escape. The Teesta River Gorge enhances the appeal of the entire setting. Located in one of the most impressive tea estates in Sikkim, Cherry Resort is an ideal retreat to recline in style. BOOKING DETAILS OF CHERRY RESORT For more photos of Cherry Resort click here About Cherry Resort: Picture perfect in true sense of term, Cherry resort is an idyllic stop for romancing with nature. The resort welcomes tourists with all its warmth all through the year. All the rooms of the resort are generously sized and admired with a deck offering the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. While resting on the deck, savor a steaming cup of tea, experiencing the summer monsoon. In a lazy afternoon, right from the verandah of this retreat, soothe your eyes with the flavor of green darkness all around. The golden sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha and the spreading light over the blooming Cherry Blossoms bring the heaven on earth every morning here. The incredible magnolia and rhododendron blooms in nearby forests also offer visual pleasure. The large deluxe rooms of the hotel are furnished with a lavish sitting area and decorated modern bathroom with shower and 24-hour hot water. The deluxe rooms also have access to the roof-top cafeteria. The dinner room offering splendid views of the tea plantation and blue mountains serve meal in an amiable ambience. The New Year celebration in the resort is a real excitement for all tourists. Facilities in Cherry Resort: The winning combination of superb facilities and unparallel hospitality is the essence of this resort. While in room, you can remain occupied with internet facilities offered by the hotel. Avail the international telephone call services to connect with your loved ones. The resort also offers some recreational activities like badminton, cycling, carom etc. You can also enjoy a nature walk around the tea gardens. The destination is perfect for exploring the life in a tea estate from dawn to dusk. You can also visit the Tea processing factory located nearby. The hotel also arranges for Doctor on Call. Moreover, it also offers pick up and drop facilities from Airport or railway. The conference and special events facilities offered by the hotel truly deserve a special mention. The resort has some incredible arrangements for hosting conferences, indoor meetings and grand weddings. The resort can accommodate up to 500 people for private parties. Outdoor-tented events can accommodate around 1000 guests. Eco Tourism in Cherry Resort: Cherry Resort is committed in upholding the Eco tourism or eco values. That expertise and care translates into an enduring experience for the tourists visiting the resort. The hotel prepares an array of delectable and healthy dishes from fresh organic food nurtured by the pure Himalayan water. You can savour some mouthwatering Sikkimese traditional bites and sips to North Indian dishes coupled with Asian and continental specialties. The room décor of the hotel are also admired with local hand crafted furnishings. Whether you are a honeymoon couple or in a family holiday or...
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Temi, South Sikkim – 119 kms from Siliguri...

If you are planning a trip to Ravangla you will pass through the Temi Tea Garden, the sole tea garden in Sikkim guarded by Mt. Kanchenjungha. It was established in 1969 by the Government of Sikkim. This tea garden spans a total area of around 453 acres. It is known for producing some of the best quality teas across the globe. The garden also offers amazing visual splendor. The winding journey through the lush tea plantation and a night in the resort located within the tea garden is truly a lifetime experience. But, this is not all! Temi Tea Garden unfolds its true beauty during the winter when the Cherry Blossoms bloom and the mountain and tea garden are covered in a mauve veil. Mt. Kanchenjungha with her friend overlooks this splendour. BOOKING DETAILS OF TEMI HOMESTAY For more photos of Temi homestay click here Places to see at Temi Tea Garden: The surrounding region of Temi tea garden is a haven of some exotic bird species like the Rusty-bellied, Lesser Shortwings, Satyr tragopan, kalij and numerous butterflies. Apart from the tea estate, the region is mainly dominated by large cardamom plants and cherry blossom trees. The tea garden also offers some breathtaking view of the surrounding villages and the entire range of the Eastern Himalayas with Mt. Kanchenjungha towering in the middle. The Temi tea garden is known for manufacturing a popular tea brand, called ‘Temi-Tea’, famed for its rich aroma and taste. Do not miss the picturesque view of tea plucking, which is an enduring experience. You can also visit the factory to gain some interesting knowledge on tea processing. Nearby attractions of Temi Tea Garden: Pelling, which is renowned for its charming natural beauty is an ideal location to make an enjoyable trip from Temi. Located in the district of West Sikkim, Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 7200 feet, offering some stunning views of the snow-clad peak of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other peaks of Eastern Himalayas. Pelling also has some notable ancient Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim, the most famous being the Sang Da Choeling Monastery and Pemyangtse Monastery. Namchi, the capital of South Sikkim is another popular destination, located at an altitude of 1675 m above sea level. It is located at a distance of 78 km from Gangtok. In Bhutia, the word ‘Namchi’ means ‘sky high’ and this township is gradually gaining popularity as an amazing tourist destination. The prime attraction of the place is the statue of Guru Padmasambhava measuring 135 feet, in Samdruptse monastery. You can also savour the majestic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha from this location. The upcoming Chaar Dhaam point also attracts tourists. Trips are also made to the serene hamlet of Ravangla, located at an altitude of 7000 ft. This place located in South Sikkim District is slowly emerging as a natural tourist retreat offering splendid snow view. It is an ideal location for village tourism. Ravangla, overlooked by colossal snowy mountains, picturesque tea gardens, exotic flora and fauna, ancient monasteries and charming villages has all resources to become a tourist hotspot. The trek adventurers also prefer Ravangla as the trekking routes to Tendong Hill and Maenam Hill originate from this place. Some other notable places where you can organize day trips are a number of nearby destinations of West Sikkim like Rimbi Waterfalls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake, Rabdentse Ruins, Pemyangtse Monastery and Kangchendzonga waterfalls. Things to do in Temi Tea Garden: The pristine manicured Temi tea...
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Chaaya Taal, West Sikkim – 136 kms from Siliguri...

If you have always dreamt of staying beside a placid lake with panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha from your balcony – then Chaaya Taal is the place you should be this weekend. Waterfalls, monasteries, dense forests, largest prayer wheel in the world, rhododendrons, red pandas, water gardens, 65 species of different birds and activities like boating, village walks and trekking – the list is never ending at Chaaya Taal. Located almost 136 kms from New Jalpaiguri, just a kilometer above Hee Gaon, this is one of the newest spots on the tourist map of West Sikkim. The twin villages of Hee and Bermiok are located at the foot of Chaaya Taal. Nearby attractions include the Srijunga waterfalls, Vanjhakri Waterfalls, Yuma Samyo Manghim temple, Phurtsa Chu hotspring and Rabindra Nath Tagore Smriti Van. You can also visit the nearby Barsey Rhododendron sanctuary famous for Red Pandas and Rhododendrons from Chaaya Taal. If you love trekking then a eight-day trek can take you to Phoktey, which is one of the very few places on earth from where you can watch sunrise over Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjungha, the highest and third highest peaks in the world at the same time. BOOKING DETAILS OF CHAAYA TAAL Places to see in Chaaya Taal: Mesmerizing views of Mt. Kanchenjungha from your balcony and a turqoise lake beside your guesthouse with boating facilities makes Chaaya Taal one of the most beautiful destinations of West Sikkim. Chaaya Taal Photographs 12► The twin villages of Hee and Bermiok are located in the foothills of Chaaya Taal. Then there is the famous Yuma Samyo Manghim, the temple where the believers of Yuma Samyo – the great saint from Nepal worship. In front of the temple is a big stone from where this great saint used to deliver sermons to his followers. About a kilometer westward from the nearby Bermiok Bazar there is a cave on Niya Bhir cliff known as Alley Gufa, where Lord Shiva is worshiped. You would also find a watch tower located just above this Alley cave temple at upper Martam from where you can get a beautiful view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. The beautiful Vanjhakri Waterfalls also known as Pheng Doje Falls descends in an isolated destination near Hee-Gaon along the Hee River. However, the biggest attraction of Chaaya Taal is the water garden at the bank of Hee Khola where you would find the world’s largest Buddhist prayer wheel powered by water current, a swimming pool, a cafeteria and few Gazebos. Also, within a kilometer at the bank of River Kalez lies the sleeping statue of Buda Neel Kantha. On the hill top of Mt. Yumang Thegu (the hill overlooking the lake) a 65 feet high statue of Teyongsi Sirijunga is under construction. Along with this is, the work of constructing the Sirijunga Study Centre with all the facilities to study and research about Guru Sirijunga is in progress too. Nearby attractions of Chaaya Taal: One of the major sightseeing options here is the Srijunga waterfalls about an hour’s downhill walk from the Yuma Samyo Manghim. There is a holy cave at the foot of this waterfall in Phagudara village where according to legends the great Guru Srijunga is said to have hidden his mysterious box full of knowledge. Presently, there is a temple located at the confluence of River Reshi and River Kalez which houses a black block of stone which is believed to be the same box of knowledge, now turned into...
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Baiguney, South Sikkim – 97 kms from Siliguri...

Baiguney is a small beautiful location tucked in a remote corner of the Himalayas in Southern Sikkim in the banks of River Rangeet. This once unknown village is now the most exciting place to be in Sikkim. The reason is the luxurious Hotel Zuri, Baiguney.  The Retreat is a picturesque, 12 acre destination resort on the banks of the river Rangit, enveloped by lush green and panoramic views. The resort is centrally located with Pelling and Darjeeling just a two hour drive away from the property. The Retreat by Zuri, Baiguney offers 21 plushly appointed rooms with just the ambiance to unwind in amazing serenity. Most rooms have a balcony that opens out to the most breathtaking view of the hills beyond. BOOKING DETAILS OF BAIGUNEY Places to see in Baiguney: The Zuri Retreat Hotel, Rangeet River and the mountains all around will take you to a different world. The local attractions include Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Museum and St Joseph’s College. The scenic surrounding at The Retreat by Zuri offers a great ambiance all around. You have a lovely Swimming Pool and Pool Cafe at the retreat where you can laze the whole day. Click here for more photos of Baiguney Nearby Attractions of Baiguney: One of the main gateways of Sikkim – Jorethang is just 20 mins by car from Baiguney. The Akar Suspension Bridge and small and beautiful Sisne Mandir of Mahadev would satisfy any photographer’s soul. A few kilometres north lay the hot springs which are becoming an added tourist attraction. The natural Sisney Rock garden, the pristine banks of Rangeet along the vallage of Majhigaon and the nearby villages of Chakung and Chunbung with their majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha are few other nearby attractions of Baiguney. Regional points of interest also include Samdruptse and Raj Bhavan. Baiguney The offers plenty of options for our guests including Paragliding, River Rafting, River Camping, Mountain Camping, Jungle Hiking, Village Trekking, Short Trek (2 days), Tea Garden Excursion, Guided Bird Watching Excursion and Monastery Trails. Things to do in Baiguney: You can raft in the waters of Rangeet or arrange a picnic on the banks of Rangeet. You can also take long nature walks along Rangeet through local villages. When you feel like relaxing the whole day the spa at Zuri Retreat would be ready to pamper you. The Maya Spa is Zuri’s premium wellness brand. The facility features two individual treatment rooms and a twin- treatment room along with a gymnasium, Jacuzzi and sauna. The facility also boasts a wilderness treatment area overlooking the river inside a gazebo. The hotel also has a fabulous theme bars, a multi-cuisine outlet and lounge, The Jalapa – Pool Café and Zen, resort’s banquet hall. Paragliding from nearby destinations of Chakung and Chungbung are also possible. Added to the picture-perfect, serene settings, there are plenty of recreational activities to keep guests entertained. Entertainment is a short throw away at the amphitheater next to the Pool café. A walk path takes guests on a comfortable trek along the river. Guests can also visit the Organic Garden at the property. How to Reach Baiguney: From Siliguri, you have to reach Jorethang first and then Baiguney. The resort is centrally located with Pelling and Darjeeling just a two hour drive away from the property. Lodging and Dining Facilities at Baiguney: The Retreat by Zuri, Baiguney features just 21 rooms comprising of single, double rooms and suites with an average size of 250 square feet...
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Yangtey, West Sikkim – 106 kms from Gangtok...

Yangtey is just 9 kms from Pelling and it offers excellent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha without the crowd and din of Pelling. You will have a wonderful experience while visiting the location at an altitude of 6000 feet, offering the spectacular view of the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other peaks of the Eastern Himalayas. The various nearby destinations of Yangtey are Kangchendzonga waterfalls, Khecheopalri Lake, Rimbi Waterfalls, Rabdentse Ruins, Sewaro Rock Garden, Temi Tea Garden, Geyzing, Legship and Pemyangtse. Apart from the panoramic views of the Himalayas, Yangtey is also famed for its beautiful Tashigang Resort located amidst lush green gardens and lawns. BOOKING DETAILS OF YANGTEY Places to see in Yangtey: Savor the panoramic view of the splendid Mt Kanchenjangha and other snow covered Himalayan peaks from Yangtey. Yangtey offers wonderful view of snowcapped peaks like Rathong, Frey, Kabru Dom, Pandim, Narsing, Tinchikhang Siniolchu and Mt. Kanchenjungha. For more photos of Yangtey click here Nearby attractions of Yangtey: In the nearest town of Pelling, you will be truly amazed by viewing the earliest monastery of the region, the Pemayangtse Monastery, belonging to the Nyingmapa sect. The monastery offers visual pleasure by its impeccable sculptures and wall paintings. If you are visiting the monastery in January-February, you can witness a religious dance called ‘Cham’. Locate the Rabdantse Ruins, which is 10 minutes walk away from the Monastery. You will also find a forest area nearby, admired with some exotic orchids and few lakes. You can organize tours to visit some of the prominent locations around Yangtey. The Changey Waterfall, located at a distance of 19 km. from Yangtey is worth visiting.  You can also visit another spectacular waterfall, the Kangchendzonga waterfalls some 30 kms away. Make a trip to the site of Khecheopari Lake, highly acknowledged as one of the holy lakes in Sikkim. Surprisingly, there is not a single leaf on the lake surface, which is said to be cleared by birds. The other two major tourist attractions are the Rimbi Water Falls and Karchen Power House. You will truly enjoy your visit to the Sewaro Rock Garden, admired with flowers, fountains, spectacular gardens, ponds, swimming pool, cafeteria and well-maintained rocks. A fair called Maghe mela is also celebrated at the site. You can also visit the Sang Da Choeling Monastery near Pelling by taking a short 45 mis trk from Pelling. Things to do in Yangtey: The sights from the gardens of the resort during the sunrise will really take your breath away. You can clearly view the sun rising from behind the snow capped mountains shrouded in the morning mists. You can take a nature walk along the village roads of Yangtey. How to reach Yangtey: Yangtey is 106 kms from Siliguri and just 2 kms from Geyzing. You can hire cars from New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri to reach Yangtey. If you are travelling from Gangtok, then you can take buses of shared cars upto Geyzing and then hire a car for anther two kms to reach Yangtey. Best time to visit Yangtey: Throughout the year but the best season to view the peaks is the winter. Lodging and dining facilities at Yangtey: Yangtey has only one resort that is Tashigang Resort. The sights of the rising sun from the resort and the changing colours of Mt. Kanchenjungha during sunrise is breathtaking. The Tashigang Resort is our Preferred Property, so you can avail discounts if you book it through us. You can clearly view...
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The Bliss Resorts, Biksthang – 119 kms from Gangtok...

The village of Biksthang, also known as Chuchen or Mangalbaray is located 119 kms from Gangtok in West Sikkim. Nestled amidst scenic landscapes bordered with lofty mountains, Biksthang offers a breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. The Bliss Resort of Biksthang with its lush lawns, cozy rooms and excellent hospitality offers the best accommodation at Biksthang. BOOKING DETAILS OF BLISS RESORT Location: The Bliss Resorts is located between Legship and Jorthang at about 124 kilometers from Bagdogra airport and 120 kilometers from New Jalapaiguri Railway station. The Bliss Resorts is very near to Pelling. You can see the beautiful and the panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga from the resort. For more photos of Bliss Resort click here Rooms of the Bliss Resorts: There are two luxury cottages for the guests who needs privacy. Each cottage has a room with attached bathroom, balcony and a garden. Other than these there are two super deluxe rooms and four deluxe rooms. Facilities at Bliss Resorts: The rooms have Colour television, hot and cold running water as room amenities. Transportation to all the destinations will be provided by the Resort if informed earlier. If you are travelling by road on your own, your driver will be provided accommodation free of cost at the Staff Quarters. Dining at Bliss Resorts: Dining facilities are available and the food served is from the local cuisine to Chinese, Indian and continental. Things to do around Bliss Resorts: There are indoor games room, boating/ rafting facilities at NHPC Dam which is located at about half an hour drive from the resort, village tours in the vicinity of the resort etc. You can also enjoy Horse back Riding to the Lhentse monastery and Rahu Ney (Caves). BOOKING DETAILS OF BLISS...
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Biksthang, West Sikkim – 119 kms from Gangtok...

The small pristine hamlet of Biksthang, also known as Chuchen and Mangalbaray is located 119 kms from Gangtok in West Sikkim. Nestled amidst scenic landscapes bordered with lofty mountains, Biksthang offers a breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. Tourist footfall has been limited in this tranquil destination of Sikkim but off late, Biksthang, is experiencing a rise in tourist footfalls. BOOKING DETAILS OF BIKSTHANG Places to see in Biksthang: The destination is primarily popular among the tourists for offering the majestic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The place is located close to Pelling and the tourists can visit the regular sightseeing options of Pelling from Biksthang. Apart from offering majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, Pelling has a number of monasteries like Dubdi Monastery, Sanga Choeling Monastery, Tashiding Monastery and Pemayangste Monastery. The spectacular sight of the Khecheopalri Lake is also admirable. Biksthang is also near to the splendid Khangchendzonga Falls and the Shinshore Bridge and Temi Tea Garden. For more images of Biksthang click here Nearby attractions of Biksthang: Two major sightseeing locations around Biksthang are Pelling and Rinchenpong. Rinchenpong is one of the latest additions in the list of nearby attractions around Sikkim. While making tour to Rinchenpong, a visit to the Poison Pokhri or Poison Lake is a “must” for all travelers. Just opposite to the pond, you will find a stony staircase leading towards the forest trail that will lead you to Rinchenpong Monastery, built in 1717. The monastery houses an idol of Ati Buddha in the position of Yub-Yum. Some other notable nearby attractions are Lhentse monastery, Rahu Ney (Caves) and Phursachu (Hot Spring). Things to do in Biksthang: The surrounding area of Rahu Ney caves and Lhentse monastery is ideal for horse riding. You can also enjoy some boating and river rafting at the nearby dam. Village tours are also organized by the resort at Biksthang around the amazing surrounding of West Sikkim. How to reach Biksthang: Biksthang nestled between Jorethang and Legship, is located at a distance of 124 km from Bagdogra airport and 120 km from the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. Arrangements can be made on prior request by the resorts at Biksthang to provide pick up service from New Jalpaiguri or Bagdogra.  Biksthang is also well connected by motorable roads. You can drive from Siliguri through Teesta to reach Melli. Then take a turn towards Jorethang and instead of turning toward Darjeeling, drive further to reach this beautiful destination in West Sikkim. You can also reach the destination via Gangtok, located at a distance of 119 km. Best time to visit Biksthang: You can visit Biksthang any time of the year. However, to savor the best views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, the ideal time of visiting the place is from October to February.   Lodging and dining facilities in Biksthang: The Bliss Resort of Biksthang has  luxury cottages and lush lawns all around with excellent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha. The Bliss Resort is our Preferred Property, so you can get heavy discounts if you book it through us. (Click here to know more about our other Preferred Properties and how to get the discounts on them). Each cottage is furnished with a room, an attached bathroom, balcony and a garden. Beside this, there are also few deluxe rooms and super deluxe rooms. The rooms are admired with color televisions and facilitated with hot and cold running water. The resort also has an indoor games room. Arrangements for transportation services are also made by the...
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The Bamboo Retreat, Sajong – Rumtek – 24 kms from Gangtok...

Surrounded by acres of terraced paddy fields, lush bamboo groves and sub-tropical forest the only boutique hotel of Gangtok – Bamboo Retreat is located only a 30 min. drive out from the din of Gangtok in Sajong village. Enjoy the peaceful energy of the ground, the enchanting panoramic view of the Nathula-Himalayan range across the valley and the unique blend of Swiss-Sikkimese cuisine and hospitality. Established by Swiss Helen Kämpf and her Sikkimese Team the Bamboo Retreat endeavors to bridge the cultures of the east and west by offering the best of and to each world. BOOKING DETAILS OF BAMBOO RETREAT Helen has integrated the comforts of western modernity and design with the cultural heritage of the Himalayas and the Northeast. At The Bamboo Retreat intercultural learning is an ongoing process – customer satisfaction, aesthetics, hygiene, ecological and social soundness here are a high priority. Carefully laid out according to the principles of Feng Shui the retreat has its own gardens and 12 individually decorated rooms following the themes of the elements – Water, earth, wood, fire and metal. From the secluded comfort of your own private balcony, you can enjoy the panoramic vista of the city of Gangtok with the Himalayas towering in the background. In the evenings you can relax with a cup of tea and a good book while the chirping of the birds and the tick ticking of the insects from the forest all around will be the only sounds you’ll hear. For more images of Bamboo Retreat click here The dining Hall offers local Sikkimese as well as Indian, Chinese and even Italian cuisine. You can meditate in the traditional prayer hall, take guided village and monastic walks, interact with the villagers or relax in a refreshing herbal bath made from homegrown fresh herbs. Location: The Bamboo retreat is located village of Sajong in East Sikkim, just 24 kms from Gangtok amidst spectacular views of Sikkim’s green rolling hills and the snow-capped Eastern Himalayas. With the Rumtek Monastery nearby, Sajong village is a tranquil sanctuary that can offer you the ultimate seclusion. Rooms: Each room at Bamboo Retreat has its own individual character and is decorated in various colour-themes according to the elements as taught in Feng Shui. Most come with balconies providing stunning, panoramic views of Nathula and the Eastern Sikkim- Himalayas towering behind the city of Gangtok. Our apartment Emerald is spacious and ideally suited for honeymooners, families or guests preferring spaciousness, privacy and quietness. Please note that the Bamboo Retreat is non-smoking inside. However, guests can smoke in the garden or on their balconies. We do not provide televisions in the rooms as we believe that the essence of your purpose of visiting is lost if you stay spending your time watching TV. We do however have a common room with a television. Facilities: Some of the facilities this boutique resort offers its guests are: – Traditional Sikkimese Meditation-hall: Introduction on Meditation &/or Buddhism by local monk-instructor available upon prior notice – Herbal Baths- & Massage Therapy-Room: Ayurvedic massage available upon prior notice – TV-Room with Tata Sky, DVD & Video: Our selection of DVD’s and Videos include themes on Sikkim, the Himalayas, Buddhism and Traditional Healing – Panorama Restaurant with Pizza-oven and Bar: With ethnic, Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisine freshly prepared with seasonal vegetables and herbs. – Organic Herb- & Vegetable-Garden with a focus on indigenous varieties – Flower-Garden & lawn with swing, outdoor tables & chairs – Badminton...
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Sajong, East Sikkim – 24 kms from Gangtok...

If you are craving to savor the spectacular view of Sikkim’s green rolling hills and the snowcapped Eastern Himalayas then make a trip to the village of Sajong in East Sikkim, just 24 kms from Gangtok. Nestled amidst paddy fields in a serene environment and the Rumtek Monastery nearby, Sajong village is a tranquil sanctuary that can offer you the ultimate seclusion. BOOKING DETAILS OF SAJONG Places to see in Sajong: The quaint village of Sajong houses a nationally awarded statue factory, caves and traditional farms. The location offers a spectacular view of Gangtok during nighttime and far fetched views of the boundaries of Tibet and Bhutan. Two notable monasteries namely Rumtek monastery and Ranka monastery are also located nearby. Rumtek, popularly known as the Dharmachakra Centre is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Sikkim. The monastery was originally built in the 16th century by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje. This splendid gumpha is located at a distance of 24 km from Gangtok. If you walk for few minutes downhill from the new monastery, you will reach the old monastery, built in 1730 by the ninth Karmapa. The view of the Rumtek Monastery decked with prayer wheels at the entrance is truly a visual treat. The monastery houses gold plated statues of Buddha. The inner side of the Monastery is admired with several drawings and depictions. The best part of the monastery is that tourists are allowed to explore the most of the interior of this monastery. There are also more than 20 varieties of Bamboo growing in Sajong. Bamboo is a symbol of vitality and flexibility. [AFG_gallery id=’12’] Nearby attractions of Sajong: The capital city of Gangtok, just 24 kms from Sajong is admired with a number of tourist attractions, which you can visit by arranging day trips from Sajong. Some of the major nearby attractions are Tibetology Museum, Do-Drul Chorten, Orchid Exhibition, Enchey Monastery, Tsomgo Lake, Phodong Monastery and handicraft and Handloom Industries. Things to do in Sajong: Enjoy a nature walk while exploring the village of Sajong and Rumtek. You can also rent a Mountain bike to move around the area. Two days guided treks are also arranged to Tinjure Ridge, from where you can savor the majestic view of the third highest Mountain of the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga.  Visit the local Buddhist monasteries along with local guides. You can also arrange for picnic at the nearby locations. Many tourists also indulge in swimming at Ray Khola mountain-river. How to reach Sajong: The nearest airport of Sajong is the Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal. You can reach Sajong from Bagdogra in 4 hours by cars. Best time to visit Sajong: You can visit the destination any time of the year. However, to get a clear view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, it is best to visit the place between October and March. Lodging and dining facilities in Sajong: The only place to stay in Sajong is the luxurious Himalayan boutique resort The Bamboo Retreat.  The Bamboo Retreat is our Preferred Property (Click here to know more about our other Preferred Properties and how to get the discounts on them). The retreat is best suited for those seeking a place away from the hustle of the city, who enjoy a mix of ethnic and global good-quality homemade cuisine, who are interested in meditation, Sikkim’s history, undertaking day-walks and generally as a starting point to explore other parts of Sikkim. The hotel’s architecture is inspired by Sikkim’s monastic architecture that originated...
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Martam, East Sikkim – 158 kms from Siliguri...

If you are a true nature lover and nurture an appetite for adventure, then this pristine village of Martam in East Sikkim is your ideal holiday destination. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Martam Village offers a calm and quite refuge to the tourists. Martam is known for its breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys and exotic array of flora and fauna. BOOKING DETAILS OF MARTAM Places to see in Martam: Martam is known for its lush vegetation, majestic views of the Mountains, quaint villages, nature walks and forests harbouring thousands of birds, butterflies and orchids. Martam and its surrounding areas are excellent locations to view birds and butterflies. The place truly offers visual splendor to the naturalists. Nearby attractions of Martam: The most popular destinations near Martam are the Rumtek and Sang monasteries. You can visit the Rumtek Monastery, located around 6 km from Martam. There is also the Nehru Botanical Park, near the monastery. Then you can also visit the Sang Monastery, located in a village town called Sang, 6 km away from the resort. Gangtok is also nearby and you can make a day trip to this capital city for enjoying its colourful culture. Gangtok is admired by a number of sightseeing attractions, including Chorten Monastery, Ropeway, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Tashi View Point, Enchey Monastery, Ganesh Tok and others. A day tour to Temi Tea garden is also admired by the tourists to Martam. Drive for around two hours from the resort towards south Sikkim, to locate the sole tea garden of Sikkim, Temi Tea Garden. A tour of the Temi tea factory is also worth enough, where you can watch the processing of tea leaves into tea. You can also take a day trip to the Tibet Border – Changu Lake and Nathula Pass You can also enjoy a day-trek into the Fambong Lo Wild Life Sanctuary along the forest area of the village featuring varieties of trees and vegetation. While trekking, you can savor the sight of some beautiful birds, butterflies and some wildlife, which include monkeys, barking deer, caveats, pheasants, mountain goats, wild rabbits, porcupine and more. There is also a lake and a viewing tower on the hilltop offering a majestic view of the Kanchenjunga range. After leaving the forest, you can walk along the Bhutia villages and visit the local monastery. Things to do in Martam: Enjoy a nature walk along the picturesque scenic landscape of the Martam village. You can also hire a local guide who will acquaint you to different herbs and plants used by the village folks in their daily lives. Observe the farming technique and the animal husbandry practice of the villagers. You can also spend some time trying your hand in angling at the rivers or streams with bamboo fishing rods. You can also organize picnic by the riverside. There are also arrangements of mountain cycles to move around the village. The serene surrounding of the village resort is ideal for conducting meditation, retreat or religious courses. You can also invite the Buddhist teachers to your place to offer you an introduction into Buddhism. How to reach Martam: The quaint village of Martam located in East Sikkim is 34 km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. You can reach Martam from Rangpo via Ranipul and Rumtek Best time to visit Martam: Tourists are welcomed at Martam throughout the year. Lodging and dining facilities in Martam: Martam Village Resort offers excellent accommodation at...
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Aritar, East Sikkim – 120 kms from Siliguri...

Aritar, a pristine hamlet nestled in the Eastern border of Sikkim under the Rongli Sub-Division, is a relatively new tourist destination, boasting a picturesque scenic landscape and a beautiful “boot- shaped” lake called Lampokhri. The place, unique in its own way is covered with lush green forest, mountains, stepped farmlands and waterfalls. Aritar top offers an amazing view of Mt Kanchenjunga and some great nature trails, monasteries, view points, bird watching opportunities and village tour options. However, Aritar is also known for one of the best heritage bungalows of Sikkim – The Aritar Dak Bungalow. Built in 1896, this Dak Bungalow is a typical British bungalow recently restored by the Sikkim Govt. for tourists. BOOKING DETAILS OF ARITAR Places to see in Aritar: Aritar is famous for its Lampokhari Lake. This vast natural lake shaped in the form of human foot is flanked by emerald green forest. The lake is ideal to enjoy paddle boating. There is also a cafeteria beside the lake. A well-maintained jungle path with view points and gazebos skirts through the jungle and climbs up to the Aritar Top, also called Mankhim from where you can catch a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. Click here for more photographs of Aritar You can also visit the nearby Aritar Monastery, which houses some remarkable painted murals, rare manuscripts and Buddhist artifacts. The Dak Bungalow popularly called Ari-Bangla is an age-old British bungalow, built under the supervision of James Claude White in 1896. Of late, the bungalow has been transformed into a guesthouse for tourists. This temple of Mangkhim, belonging to the Rai cult of Hindu origin is located at an altitude of 6500 feet at Maity Village overlooking the Aritar. The viewpoint near the temple offers a panoramic view of the mighty Eastern Himalayas, Aritar town, rolling hills and the Silk Route. You can also visit the Ever Green Nursery and Ram Gauri Sangrhalaya, which is a nursery and museum, displaying some stunning collection of drift wood, botanical and some exotic varieties of flowers. Nearby attractions around Aritar: You can visit nearby Reshikhola, Icchey Gaon, Sillery Gaon and Pedong in West Bengal from Aritar. Some other nearby attractions are villages that used to fall on the Old Silk Route like Kupup Lake, Menmecho lake, Nathang, Padamchen, Zuluk and Lungthung. If you are an adventure lover then a trek to Mulkarkha Lake can be rewarding. You need to travel few kilometers uphill to locate this lake in an isolated forest area. Savor the beauty of the surrounding area of the lake adorned with jungle of exotic orchids and colossal mountains. On a clear day, you can see the reflection of Mt. Kanchenjungha on the placid waters of the Mulkarkha Lake. Things to do in Aritar: You can organize picnics at the popular picnic spot called Love Dara. The place is also ideal for the avid bird watchers. You can also enjoy boating in the Lampokhari Lake, trekking to nearby hilltops, enjoying village walks and nature walking. How to reach Aritar: The nearest airport of Aritar is located at Bagdogra, from where you can hire car and drive for 4-5 hours to reach Aritar. The closest railway station of the location is at New Jalpaiguri, which is well facilitated by trains from all parts of the country. You can also hire vehicles from Siliguri and reach Aritar in 5 hours. Many tourists also hire vehicles and make tour to Aritar from Gangtok in roughly 3 hours. If you are...