Anyone visiting West Sikkim
has to traverse through the South District. It is well connected by road
to the various tourist attractions in this area. A number of Trekking
routes take off from this place..
Places of Interest in South Sikkim :
Namchi, Ravangla, Temi-Tea Garden
South Sikkim Tour - 04 Nights/05
Day 1 :
Departure from Gangtok for Ravangla via Temi Tea
Garden (3-4 hrs.)
Day 2 : Visit
Namchi Bazaar or a day Trek to Tendong Hill - Manenam
Day 3 : Ravangla
to Pelling / Pemyangtse via Legshep - Gyalsing. (3 hrs.)
Day 4 : Sight
seeing around Pemyangtse Monastery - Pelling - Rabdantse ruins -
Khecheopelri Lake - Yuksom - Tashiding Monastery and back to Pelling via
Legshep - Gyalsing.
Day 5 :
Transfer to desired destination like Rinchenpong
(Sikkim) / Siliguri / Darjeeling / Kalimpong / Phuntsoling (Bhutan) /
Kakarvitta (Nepal) - drop.
: 5500 feet
78 kms from Gangtok
Namchi, meaning 'Top of the Sky' is the District Headquarters. A slight
distance above the Alley ground is Serdup
- Choling Monastery
which commands a panoramic view of the snow-capped
mountains and vast stretches of valley.
Altitude : 7000 feet
Ravangla is a sleepy hamlet at the base of
but it comes alive during the Pang Lhabsol festival when the spectacular
Warrior Dance is performed at the Ravang
monastery. It is also an upcoming tourist
spot, and transit point for trekkers to Menam Hill and Borong. A trek down
to the sacred cave 'Shar Chok Bephu',
one of the four holiest caves in Sikkim,
would be a memorable experience.
Temi Tea Garden
The only tea estate in Sikkim produces some of the
best quality teas in the international market. The tea garden is spread
out on a gentle hill slope originating from the
and provides a magnificent view for the surrounding villages. You can stay
in an old British built bungalow located just below the tea garden.