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West Sikkim

Sikkim always amazed us with its beauty. Being recognized as one of the cleanest city, it not only offers you the heart melting view but most scenic places like west Sikkim which lies in the lap of nature and Himalayas. West Sikkim is the second largest district of the Indian state of Sikkim  with a headquarter located at Gyalshing, also known as Geyzing. The town is connected to the capital Gangtok by a metalled road. 

The town has a large Nepali population, and the Nepali language is the predominant language of the region. The breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with scared lakes, deep forest of pine along with so many known and unknown floras and faunas make it one of the best tourist regions in the Sikkim.

With an area of 1,166sqkm (450sqm) West Sikkim lays between 27°-27°55" North latitudes and 88°-88°36" East Longitudes. West Sikkim faces Summer around 5 to 20° C and winter around -3 to 12° C with an Altitude of 5,840 ft.

West Sikkim is also surrounded by places of attraction like Khecheopalri Lake, where, according to legend, not a leaf is allowed to fall on the surface of the lake and the Dubdi Monastery, the first monastery of the state. Since most of the district is hilly it enjoys a temperate climate.

Top Places to Vist in West Sikkim

West Sikkim is a district and is famous for Pelling and Kanchenjunga. West district of the Sikkim state which is above the sea level. It is a place for offbeat destinations

Chumbong
A small village in the district of West Sikkim in Soreng Tehsil called Chumbung is primarily inhabited by the Bhutias. Located 66km from Geyzing and 50km from capital state Gangtok Chumbong has become one of the tourist attraction in west Sikkim which is basically famous for its natural scenic places.
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Khecheoplari lake
Khecheoplari lake originally known as KHA-CHOT-PALRI which means the heaven of lord PADMASHAMBHAVA is located as khecheoplari village about 147kilometer west of Gangtok and 34km to the northwest of Pelling town. It is also believed to be a wish fulfilling lake in Sikkim.
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Pelling
Pelling is a small hill town in the District of West Sikkim, with an altitude of 2150m,it is located at a distance of 131km from Gangtok. The Himalayas and the Kanchenjunga may be viewed at a close quarters from Pelling. The main attraction of the place is the breath-taking sight of the Khangchendzonga and the neighbouring peaks. It also provides sites for mountain biking, rock climbing, village tours
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Rabdentse
The second capital city of the former Kingdom of Sikkim Rabdentse was destroyed by the invading Gurkha army and only the ruins of the palace and the chortens are seen here now. From the vantage point of this former capital, superb views of the Khanchendzonga ranges can be witnessed. It is a part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit starting with the first monastery at Yuksom known as the  Dubdi Monastery.
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Yuksom
Located in the western region, Yuksom is a beautiful place to visit in Sikkim. The place is in the heart of mountain covered with lush green vegetation. Situated near the khanchenjunga National park,Yuksom is also the base camp for some of the most adventurous treks in Sikkim.
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Rinchenpong
Rinchenpong popularly known as silent valley is a small heavily forested area with a mesmerizing nature scenic view. Perched at an altitude of 5500ft Rinchenpong has emerged as one of the renowned tourist destination. The place has always been in high recommendation to tourist as a place
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Places of Attraction in West Sikkim

Top things to do near West Sikkim. Get a list of handpicked activities and nearby tourist attractions of West Sikkim

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