KANCHENDZONG WATER FALLS-
Khanchendzongna waterfall lies 28 km away from Darap en route to Yuksam and 15 km
before reaching Yuksam. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sikkim and
is normally active throughout the year.
This is considered one of the sacred lakes of Sikkim. The lake remains hidden in
the rich forest cover. It is believed that birds do not permit even a single leaf
to float on the lake surface. Do not forget to take a packet of biscuits and to
break them into pieces and offer them to the fishes in the lake.
WATERFALLS- About 12kms away from Pelling and about 5 kms
further down from Darap village is Rimbi River Bank which falls on the way to Khecheopalri
and Yuksam where the main attraction is water falls which is spectacular in summer
that attract many waterfalls lovers.
SEWARO ROCK GARDEN-
A bit further along from Karchen hydro electricity
powerhouse is Sewaro rock Garden. This is a tourist picnic spot developed by the
department of tourism. It is surrounded by dense greenery and flowers and equipped
recreational amenities including fountains, resting sheds, flat stone foot paths,
large gardens, cafeteria, swimming pool, ponds, handsomely maintained rocks (stones).
In the 2nd week of January every year the celebration of Maghe mela is held along
this river belt.
DARAP CHERRY VILLAGE- Formed with a view to boost up
the village economy, Darap Eco-tourism Committee is a full-fledged nonprofit making,
secular, Non Governmental Organization. From its initial establishment the organization
has been working towards the development of village through eco & village tourism.
The organization believes that the sustainable development or the well being of
the local people shall be achieved through self- reliance.Amongst
the few unexplored areas this village historically known as Therap, meaning flat
land, is home to a few of the Limboo people. Tucked away in the interiors of Himalayan
belt, this cold, high altitude village has only recently been known to the outside
world. Situated at an altitude well over 1,600 m (5,250 ft) above mean sea level,
the valley is exposed to temperature variations of -5°C to 28°C. This makes Darap
a storehouse of various rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. A luxury
resort also operates on the premises, home stay is also possible in the village
RABDENTSE PALACE RUINS-
When descending from Pemayangtse Monastery you can
take a left turn and take a walk for 10 min to reach to the gateway of Rabdanse
Ruins. The ruins lie hidden from the main road. The walk towards Rabdantse is through
a forest area with some rare species of orchids and a few lakes. These lakes are
also home to local carp fish. There are good views from the top of the ruins looking
across the deep valley and to the Khang-chen-Dzonga ranges.
literally means perfect
sublime lotus. This is one of
the oldest and most important monasteries of Sikkim. Founded in 1705, this monastery
belongs to the Nyingma-pa sect. The 3-storied building of the monastery houses a
good collection of wall paintings and sculptures. On the 3rd floor of the monastery,
there is a 7-tiered painted wooden model of the abode of Guru Rimpoche, complete
with rainbows, angels and the whole panoply of Buddha and bodhisattva. In January-February
every year, a religious dance called 'Cham' is performed in Pemayangtse.
Yuksom is a large village with a total area of 812.16 hectares (2,006.9 acres).
It is located in a basin-like valley surrounded by mountain ranges. Located at the
head of the Khangchendzonga National Park, it is the gateway to Mt. Khangchendzonga.
The popular mountaineering trek starts from Yuksom. It is well connected by a road
network with Geyzing and Gangtok. The natural environmental setting of the town,
ensconced amidst rich forests are further accentuated by the history, architecture
and Buddhist legacy that evolved from the 17th century with Yuksom's establishment
as the first capital of Sikkim. Situated at the head of Khangchenjunga National Park,
the largest Protected Area in Sikkim, and at starting gate for the trekking trail
to Mt. Khangchendzonga.
Located between Yuksom and Gerethang this highest waterfall of West Sikkim presents
a magnificent scenario especially during Monsoon. A gentle gradient footpath takes
one to a viewpoint for a closer view of this mighty discharge of water.
MONASTERY- Dubdi Monastery also commonly called as the Yuksum
Monastery is another Buddhist pilgrim centre located in the Tibetan Buddhism of
the Nyingma Sect, close to Yuksum.
Singshore Bridge, a 198 meter suspension
bridge. It is also the highest bridge of Sikkim and second highest George Bridge
is a Buddhist monastery
of the Nyingma sect of Buddhism in Western Sikkim, northeastern India. It is located on top of the hill rising between
the Rathong chu and the Rangeet River.
Tashiding is the nearest town to the Tashiding Monastery
(Gompa), which are the most sacred and holiest monasteries in Sikkim. According
to one local legend Guru Padmasambhava shot
an arrow into the air to select the place. Where the arrow he shot landed, he sat
in meditation and that site eventually became the site of the Tashiding Monastery.