Dzongu, Sikkim, India

Dzongu, North Sikkim

Dzongu

Sikkim, India

Dzongu is a triangular region in North Sikkim. It is bounded by the Teesta River in the south-east, Tholung Chu River in the north-east and by mighty mountains in the west. It borders the Kangchenjunga Biosphere Reserve. This is one of the most unexplored and virgin locations in all of Sikkim-ideal for those seeking an authentic sikkim expereince.

Dzongu Travel Tips

If you are looking for a offbeat location in Sikkim then Dzongu is a Perfect place for you.

Dzongu Facts

The region sees little tourist activity and hence seems almost untouched. It is sparsely populated and most of it is covered with dense vegetation. Rice fields and Cardamom plantations can be seen near the villages. Dzongu is a protected reserve of the Lepcha Community - the aborignes of Sikkim, and was created as a designated protected area by the King of Sikkim in the easrly 50's. Only residents of Dzongu are allowed to reside and carry out any livelihod/business in Dzongu.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

Pakyong is the nearest airport at a distance of 1 hr 11 min (26.9 km) from Gangtok city. However, it is recommended to fly through Bagdogra Airport, Siliguri, West Bengal (124 km from Gangtok city) and avail cab service to Gangtok city (approximately4 hr 16 min 122.9 km). Due to unpredictable weather conditions the flights fromPakyong airport are erratic in the monsoon season. Bagdogra airport provides excellent connectivity to various important cities such as Guwahati, Delhi, and Kolkata.

Train
Train By Train

If you are traveling to Sikkim and looking at how to reach Sikkim by train, you will have to travel to New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri rail stations. Sikkim does not have its own station and these are the two nearest rail stations located in West Bengal. You can easily get cabs or taxis from these stations till Sikkim as they are well connected. It takes about 5 hours to travel from these stations till this Himalayan kingdom. You can book your train tickets at the Sikkim Nationalized Transport office on weekdays.

Car
Car By Road

You can travel by taxi or cab from the nearest states that are Siliguri and Darjeeling, both in West Bengal. This is a scenic route as well as the Teesta river flows on one side while the other side is encompassed by lush green mountains. As you get closer to Gangtok, you can enjoy the beautiful sight of multi coloured flowers on this magical journey.

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Top Attractions

Tholung Monastery

Tholung Monastery is a gompa located in remote upper Dzongu, in the buffer zone of Khangchendzonga National Park. It is considered one of the most sacred monasteries in Sikkim. Tholung literally means Areasima place or Areasima country.

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Tholung Monastery

Lingdem Hotspring

Lingdem Hot springs is located in the remote village of Lingdem, in Upper Dzongu. The water is channelized into three enclosed community baths while one is an open for bath. The spring is next to a natural cold water stream. Numbers of devotees visit this place eve...

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Lingdem Hotspring

Lingzya Waterfall

 The Lingzya waterfall is visited by all the travellers along with the locals and the waterfall is considered as one of the most spectacular ones and is the prime attraction of this region. On the way to the waterfall, you can pass some of the villages and the...

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Lingzya Waterfall
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