West Sikkim

West Sikkim is a district and is famous for Pelling and Kanchenjunga. There are a number of smaller offbeat destinations in the area.


Pelling in West Sikkim is about 133km away from Siliguri and 125 km from Gangtok and well connected by bus and jeep services. Pelling is among the top tourist destinations in Sikkim apart from Gangtok and North Sikkim. Placid Pelling pulls most of the visitors for its representative status in history, nature, and culture of the state. more on Pelling


Versey is a tourist spot situated in West Sikkim. The height of Versey is about 10500ft. From here you can see the Kanchenjunga and various mountain peaks. In the forest of Versey, you can see the various types of flower-like magnolia, hemlock, orchid etc. more on Varsey


On the way to Pelling, Legship is a small but important town of West Sikkim. There is a famous temple of lord shiv besides river Rangit which flows by the town. Boating, kayaking, kaynoying activity can be enjoyed in the river. A Water Theme Park is also situated here which is popular among locals and tourists.


A short distance from Pelling is the small hamlet of Biksthang. The place is also known as Chunchen or Mongalbaria. It is a new and upcoming tourist destination in West Sikkim. The mountainous picks of Kanchenjunga range are well visible from Biksthang. Nature is the main attraction of Bisthang. There is a nice accommodation serving guests to the region.


At an altitude of 4,200 m, Dzongri is among the best trekking destinations in India today. The sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri are bound to keep you gazing. The awesome presence of the great mountains thrusting their snowy peaks deciphers the strength of the Tethys Sea bulging its muscles to reach this towering height. No less than 14 of them soar majestically to 20,000 ft. plus. The center of attraction, of course, remain the Kanchenjunga.more on Dzongri


Situated in the west district of Sikkim, you can reach Uttare from Pelling, Gezing or Dentum. The height of Uttare is about 6600ft. Uttare is famous for its tranquility and natural beauty. more on Uttare


At an altitude of about 5576ft, Rinchingpong is the latest addition to the tourist map of West Sikkim. The place is famous for the beautiful view of the Kanchenjunga range of mountains. more on Rinchingpong

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