Zuluk, Sikkim, India

Zuluk

Zuluk

Sikkim, India

It was once a transit point to the historic Silk Route from Tibet to India. The silk route that connected Lhasa (Tibet) to Kalimpong was in use even a few decades ago until the Chinese invasion of Tibet. It was commonly used by traders traveling to Tibet through Jelep-la ("La" stands for mountain pass) as an overnight base. The route started from Kalimpong and passed through Pedong, Aritar, Dzuluk and Jelepla to Chumbi valley in Tibet.

Zuluk Travel Tips

Plan your trip When The Weather Is Fine.
Packing Essentials. 
Be A Part Of Sikkim Culture.
Get Border Permits In Advance.
Plan a viable Itinerary.
Keep Documents Handy. Documents Required for Protected Area Permit.
When In Sikkim, Respect Sikkim Culture & Landscape.

Zuluk, in East Sikkim, is located in the restricted area of Sikkim. A special Inner Line Permit is required to reach Zuluk. All tourists are required to carry-

-Passport or Voter ID card for Adult
-Passport or Birth Certificate for Child (Below 18) along with one Photo ID card (School ID / Aadhar etc.)
-4 Copies of Passport Size of Photo
-Photocopies - 4 No. of the above documents.

Zuluk Facts

Zuluk is surrounded by wild forest, some of the forests are completely virgin. Sighting of Deer, Wild Dog, Himalayan Bear the red panda is not very uncommon. Some tigers have also reportedly been sighted in the area.

A variety of birds can also be seen such as Blood Pheasant, Himalayan monal, Kalij pheasant, Snow Pheasant and others.During the summer months, the area and its surrounding hills are covered with thousands of blooming rhododendron. Dzuluk during these months, is a riot of colors due to the variety of rhododendron that can be seen here.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

The nearest Airport is in Bagdogra in West Bengal. From here one can either take a pre-paid Taxi (from within the Airport) or one can go to Siliguri to find a shared taxi. Major flight carriers have daily flights to this airport. One can take a taxi upto Temi Tarku which is about 4 hours drive.

Train
Train By Train

The nearest Train station is in New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. From here one can either take a pre-paid Taxi (from within the Airport) or one can go to Siliguri to find a shared taxi. Major flight carriers have daily flights to this airport. One can take a taxi upto Temi Tarku which is about 4 hours drive.

Car
Car By Road

Temi Tarku is approximately 121 kms away from Siliguri and takes about 4 hours to reach depending on the road condition and traffic.

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Top Attractions

Thambi View Point

Excellent View of the Kanchenjunga with the perfect view of the SILK ROAD 99 turns. Its worthy to come here and see the beauty . You will also find various Rhododendron types and Various Species of Birds with your Tele Lenses On. On Bright ans sunny day you will ab...

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Thambi View Point

Kupup Lake

A special attraction on the upcoming Silk Route sector of Sikkim, the Kupup Lake is fast gaining recognition. Situated at an altitude of 13066 ft, this lake if often referred to as "The Hathipokhare Lake" or the Kupup Lake. This lake is generally approach...

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Kupup Lake

Tukla Valley

The true beauty of the Tibetan Highlands can be experienced at Tukla Valley. Located at an altitude of around 12500 feet above sea level, Tukla Valley in Sikkim offers a majestic panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha and its allied peaks. You would also find a war...

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Tukla Valley
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