Sumbuk, Sikkim, India

Sumbuk, South Sikkim


Sikkim, India

Sumbuk is one of the most untouched parts of South Sikkim with an astounding flora and fauna. Pine forests, Gladiolas Farms, monasteries, villages tucked on the mountain slopes, valleys, countless birds, butterflies and Greater Rangit River has made Sumbuk a destination no lesser than paradise.
Sumbuk is close to Namchi and can be reached within 2.5 hours from Siliguri. Touristic crowds are yet to visit Sumbuk and few nature-loving travellers, who truly enjoy living in “no-frills” homestays imbibing the local culture visit occasionally.

Sumbuk Travel Tips

Unique Homestay facilities are available at Sumbuk with clean, comfortable and homely atmosphere. You can stay within the local community and understand their culture, beliefs and society. The homestay facilities have separate guestrooms and attached bathrooms for the guests and they provide facilities like electricity, clean and comfy beds and home cooked fresh food. Indian food is generally served but specific requests of the guests are always honoured by the hosts.

Sumbuk Facts

Birdwatching is one of the favorite activities of the people visiting Sumbuk. Also, the Rangeet River offers guests opportunities for white water rafting. One can also enjoy guided jungle walks and catch a glimpse of the fauna teeming in the forests of Sumbuk. 

You can visit Sumbuk any time of the year. From March to May the weather is sparkling fresh and you can enjoy blooming of Rhododendrons too in Upper Sumbuk. In Sumbuk, the winters are mild and the weather is too good for bird watching. Migratory birds also visit Sumbuk during the winters. If you are planning to spend a few days in a destination where you would be the only outsider then Sumbuk can be your choice.

How to Reach

Flight By Air

If you’re looking to fly to Sumbuk, your best option is to land at the Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, West Bengal. Sumbuk is a 100 km drive from Siliguri.

Train By Train

The nearest railway station to Sumbuk is New Jalpaiguri, once again situated in the neighbouring state of West Bengal. Even though the station is 100 km away, it is a fairly popular way to get to Sumbuk since it is very well connected to the rest of the country, not just Kolkata and New Delhi.

Car By Road

A great way to get to Sumbuk is by road, as it offers not just a smooth and comfortable journey, but some of the most beautiful panoramas and views along the way. Whether you drive up from Melli Bazar (30 Km), from Namchi (25 Km), from capital city Gangtok (65Km).

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