Nathu La Pass
The Nathu La Pass epitomizes Sikkim’s characteristic excellence. The deliberately significant mountain pass situated at almost 14,200ft above middle ocean level used to be a piece of the old Silk Road. On a day when the region isn’t encircled by fog, one can see the winding path where brokers from Tibet and India would utilize donkeys to ship products over the fringe. Nathu La Pass is one of the spots where geology has assumed an indispensable job in molding its history. In case you’re arranging an outing to Sikkim, ensure you attempt and visit this notorious spot for its capturing mountain-scape and uncommon greenery.
Nathu La Pass was forbidden for explorers for about five decades. It was revived in 2006 with restricted exchange alternatives among Indian and Tibet of China traders. In case you’re visiting during the exchanging months (June-September), ensure you visit the town of Sherathang, 3kms underneath Nathu La Pass, where you can get gifts at the shopping bazaar.
As you’re en route to Nathu La you will go over Thegu, where a shed whose street confronting divider is painted with two indistinguishable mythical serpents. This is the most elevated height ATM on the planet.
Attractions: Nathu La Pass, MG Road, Rumtek Monastery, Tsomgo Lake, Ganesh Tok, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Kanchenjunga, Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, Mangan, Himalaya Zoological Park, Reshi Hot Sprint, Kabi Longstok, Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Tinkitam, etc…
Nearby Places: Aritar, Lachung, Lachen, Pelling, Yuksom, Legship, Geyzing, Ravangla, Namchi, Mangan, etc…
Best Time to visit: January to March
How to Reach
- By Air: The main air terminal in Sikkim is Pakyong (30 km from Gangtok). Pakyong is legitimately associated with Kolkata and Guwahati. Another operational air terminal is Bagdogra (IXB) situated in West Bengal. Bagdogra to Gangtok is 125km, Pelling 145km and Namchi is approx 110km. Bagdogra is straightforwardly associated with Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai. Guwahati and Bangkok and it is roundabout association every significant city in India.
- By Rail: Because of the geographic nature, Sikkim doesn’t have any railroad availability. The closest railroad station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) situated in neighboring state West Bengal. NJP is very much associated with every single significant city in India. NJP to Gangtok is 120km, Pelling 135km, and Namchi is 98km.
- By Road: Sikkim is associated with Siliguri/Bagdogra/NJP through National Highway 31A. It associates West and South areas through Melli and Gangtok (East) through Rongpo. Sikkim National Transport (SNT) works standard transports from Siliguri to different goals in Sikkim. Private transports are additionally accessible from Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus.
Popular Restaurants: Shuffle Momos, The Coffee Shop Restaurant, Cafe Live & Loud, Roll House, Baker’s Cafe, The Square, Osm Restro & Lounge, Khan Uncle’s Biryani House, Taste of Tibet, The Dragon Wok, Tripti’s, The Local Cafe, etc… Read more