South Sikkim

South Sikkim is perhaps the least visited part in Sikkim. Serene and nostalgic; a district having unique countryside landscape dotted with Sikkimese and Lepcha villages on the rolling valleys. The endless waves of agricultural field on the terraced slopes intercepted by streams and patch forests are the landmark of South Sikkim.

Simple lives of religious villagers, some of the oldest monasteries, great scenic beauties and tranquility of the region make it an integral part in Sikkim for tourism perspective. South Sikkim can be an ideal location for travelers looking for new destinations, which are yet to be captured by the typical modern tourism concept.

Tourism infrastructures, although not comparable with star category facilities available in modern towns, are fast developing with basic and comfortable amenities. Namchi being the district head quarter of South Sikkim is an important trade center. The most important tourism destination in South Sikkim that has been recently developed and thrown open to the tourists is Ravangla. Famous for its peaceful environment and prominent view of snow-capped mountains of Khanchenjungha, Ravangla is well connected by motorable road from Gangtok (65 kms) Namchi (32kms) and from Siliguri (120kms).

Today, South Sikkim has grown into an ideal destination for short trekking and hitchhiking. A large number of western tourists who visits the place testify to that. It also offers possibilities for adventure sport lovers- in the form of rafting and kayaking in the waters of Teesta and Rangeet. These and a flourishing tourism industry make South Sikkim an exciting new destination for tourists especially those with a disposable income.

Places In South Sikkim


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