About 42 km distance away from Gangtok and approximately 100 km distance away from Siliguri, Chalamthang is a newfound gem in the Southern part of Sikkim. An offbeat village in Sikkim offering a grand view of the meandering Teesta River thundering along the rolling green hills, dotted with lush alpine forest and a great vista of Himalayan range except for Kanchenjunga, Chalamthang proves to be a great holiday destination for the travelers who are seeking for the perfect hideout for someday.
Far away from some of the most popular destinations of Sikkim such as Gangtok, Pelling, Ravangla, Rinchenpong, etc, Chalamthang is an offbeat hamlet all about offering captivating scenic beauty of nature. The major attractions in and around the village are:
There are lots of activities one can do while staying in the village. However, the following ones are worth mentioning.
From the village, one can visit Temi Tea Garden, a popular tea estate which is just 17 km distance away from the village. Visitors can wander around the tea garden, watch tea plucking and tea processing, and even indulge in a friendly chat with the workers.
Go for a trip to Ravangla, one of the most popular tourist sites in Sikkim. Here, visit the iconic Buddha Park which is truly a must-visit destination in Sikkim. The gigantic statue of Buddha along with the lush green hills in the surrounding makes it a worthy tourist site to visit.
Visit a 10000 feet long cliff edge named Tarey Bhir. From where enjoy the astonishing view of the valley along with a great view of the snaking River Teesta and River Rangeet.
Being an offbeat destination, the village does not have a railway route or even an airport. Hence, by road is the only option to reach the village. NJP is the nearest railway station whereas Bagdogra is the nearest airport. Cars are available to hire from NJP, Bagdogra, or even from Siliguri.
Chalamthang has a homestay which offers all the latest amenities to its guests. The homestay offers view rooms, attached western bathroom, electricity and more. There are no non-veg options and the foods served here are locally sourced.
There is no specific time to visit the village as every season has its own kind of charm. Summer is considered to be the best time for those who want to beat the intense heat of the plains. However, autumn is great for having a great vista of the Bhutan Hills.
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