Kewzing, Sikkim, India



Sikkim, India

Sikkim has been hiding a stunning secret amidst its silvery peaks and bustling tourist towns for years now. Kewzing, perched at an altitude of 4,600ft, is on the Legship-Ravangla Highway in southern Sikkim, nearly 75km from Gangtok and is home to tree-laden slopes, a babbling river and a few hundred exotic bird folk. In Bhutia dialect, Kewzing translates to the 'land of wheat fields' and is also known as the 'land of chestnut forests', or sosing. Epitomising idyll in every sense of the word, the quiet village, with mostly Buddhist inhabitants has a little over 30 houses, against the backdrop of the towering Mt Narsing and Mt Kabru. Sustaining a rich cardamom forest cover, with small tea plantations punctuating its landscape, Kewzing needs to be visited, explored and loved, but in a responsible manner.

Kewzing Travel Tips

  1. Plan your trip When the Weather Is Fine.
  2. Packing Essentials.
  3. Be A Part of Sikkim Culture.
  4. Get Border Permits in Advance.
  5. Plan a viable Itinerary.
  6. Keep Documents Handy. Documents Required for Protected Area Permit.
  7. When In Sikkim, respect Sikkim Culture & Landscape.


Kewzing Facts

Kewzing is fanned over, by the magnificent Kangchenjunga range. Neighboured by Pelling and Ravangla, the village is a treasure trove of trekking and hiking trails that are dotted with hidden monasteries and fringed by Buddhist prayer flags. With the nearby Ravangla as the base, one can trek to the Maenam and Tendong hills. The easy trek will take you through jungles that change colours, as the temperate forests give way to conifers that transform into cold grasslands by the time you reach Maenam.

How to Reach

Flight By Air

The nearest airport is in Bagdogra which is about 140km away.

Train By Train

The nearest railway station of NJP (New Jalpaiguri) is 160km away. To reach Kewzing, drive via Ravangla and Namchi to exit out of the Melli checkpost.

Car By Road

Kewzing is Around 76km away from the main town of Gangtok.

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