Off beat destinations in Sikkim

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#496 May 20th, 2011, 14:30
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Originally Posted by sudeeptanusree View Post Dear Sagarneel,

i have been to pelling thrice and have visited uttarey last year june. Loved uttare and wish to visit same again but bot so soon. I have also been to kaluk and rinchengpong. Been to gangtok, zuluk, reshi in sikkim already. Now suggest me accordingly.
Since you have been to most of places in West Sikkim (Pelling, Kaluk, Rinchenpong), and since the views from West Sikkim is almost identical (with slight variations in terms of clarity), I would scrap off the plans to Biksthang/ Yangtey/Uttarey (all of which are in West Sikkim) completely. In that case, a good 3-4 days plan can include places in South Sikkim (Ravangla/ Borong).

Day 1 - Reach NJP, and move to Borong.
Day 2 - Stay at Borong.
Day 3 - Borong to Ravangla. Stay at Ravangla.
Day 4- Ravangla to NJP.

For staying at Borong, refer here (post # 391): Off beat destinations in Sikkim

Ravangla has quite a few options to stay.

Hope this helps,
Sagarneel.
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thank you, i hope we can increase 1 day each in both the places...how to reach borong / ravangla ? shared transport available?
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Originally Posted by sudeeptanusree View Post thank you, i hope we can increase 1 day each in both the places...how to reach borong / ravangla ? shared transport available?
Shared transport is available for Ravangla from Siliguri. For Borong you will have to either book an exclusive vehicle from Siliguri, or from Ravangla (I don't have much of an idea if Borong is doable in a shared transport from Ravangla, since Borong is a bit of a remote place, although not far away from Ravangla). In case, you don't find a shared vehicle directly upto Ravangla from Siliguri, you can go to Jorethang (which is a big hub of shared transport) by a shared jeep and change again from there to Ravangla.

In case you can accomodate a day more, make sure to visit the nearby Ralong monastery and Temi tea garden (the only tea garden in Sikkim).
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Wow so many places yet to be discovered. thanks ambar and sagar for all the updates.
Will definitely make my next trip to one among these. And I am sure at this rate of unearthing new places our Sikkim trips will never end, and we wont want to go to any other place. Good Going.

@ Sayan - Enjoy! and gift us with a detailed travelogue on ur return.
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Originally Posted by sudeeptanusree View Post Hi sagarneel,
even i had stayed in gopal pradhan's homestay in zuluk last dec. It was ok but very basic.
Hi sudeeptanusree, if you want to explore the off-beat destinations and enjoy homestay, one thing must be common that facilities will be basic. In Zuluk, there is good rooms with attached bath and even room-heater in every room. In the newly mentioned places here in this thread, you may not get these facilities,too. But one shouldn't mind as everything is fulfilled by untouched natural beauties.
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Sorry for being off-topic, but.....

Although this thread is about exploring the unknown places in Sikkim, I could not resist the desire to share something, may be a bit off-topic, in this forum. Since, this is one of the most visited threads in the Sikkim forum, I thought it is worth sharing the story of a simple, common man with unexceptional courage and selflessness. I had infact created a thread on him and the entire story a long time back in IM, just wanted to share it with you all. I think most of you will agree, that along with natural beauty, it is the people of Sikkim, that makes travel to a sate a memorable one.

Here's the story of Arjun Singh:

A tribute to Arjun Singh - a near death experience
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Originally Posted by sagarneel View Post Although this thread is about exploring the unknown places in Sikkim, I could not resist the desire to share something, may be a bit off-topic, in this forum. Since, this is one of the most visited threads in the Sikkim forum, I thought it is worth sharing the story of a simple, common man with unexceptional courage and selflessness. I had infact created a thread on him and the entire story a long time back in IM, just wanted to share it with you all. I think most of you will agree, that along with natural beauty, it is the people of Sikkim, that makes travel to a sate a memorable one.

Here's the story of Arjun Singh:

A tribute to Arjun Singh - a near death experience
Great Experience.
People like Arjun Singh are still keeping the hills beautiful with their humanitarian nature.
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Originally Posted by himalayantreker View Post Great Experience.
People like Arjun Singh are still keeping the hills beautiful with their humanitarian nature.
Yes..it was indeed a great learning experience about human nature. This incident taught me one very important thing in life - the power of simple, common people. Its experiences like these that make you cherish life and appreciate inconspicuous things around you.

....and since you are a trekker, you must be aware about the simplicities of people up there in the hills. I think its the altitude where they live, that takes them to a different height of humanity.
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Really brave fellow...god bless him..

btw...you guys really rock...coming up with so many off beat and wonderful destinations...my trip to Sikkim is after 25 days and its really hard to wait so long now...

Thanks again for sharing so much information...
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Arjun was God sent. These are the people whom you would trust blindly as they protect your life just as they would protect their own. God bless them
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Originally Posted by nageshmishra View Post Really brave fellow...god bless him..

btw...you guys really rock...coming up with so many off beat and wonderful destinations...my trip to Sikkim is after 25 days and its really hard to wait so long now...

Thanks again for sharing so much information...
Digging out info on new places is a common passion we all share here!

Have a nice and safe trip, will wait for the pictures!!
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Originally Posted by cutiepie View Post Arjun was God sent. These are the people whom you would trust blindly as they protect your life just as they would protect their own. God bless them
True...God could not be everywhere, hence he made people like Arjun!
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@ sagarneel!!,
pics are awesome and so tantalizing!!!!!!
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Thanks abhijit! Glad that you liked them
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truly i did!!!. so much so that planned to be there!!!
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