Pastanga is a scenic hamlet in the Eastern Part of the Indian State of Sikkim. Situated at an elevation of 4700 feet, the village is just 28 km distance away from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. The name of the "Pastanga" derived from a Bhutanese phrase "Pasing Tengkha" which means "Below the bamboo forest". Encompassed by the luxuriant Himalayan forest, Pastanga and the Mount Kanchenjunga in the backdrop always hypnotize the minds of every visitor.
Pastanga in East Sikkim is truly a paradise in every aspect. The village offers an amazing view of the mountain cliffs, divine waterfalls, colourful flowers, vibrant Himalayan birds and butterflies. The village is also renowned for ginger and cardamon cultivation where various species of butterflies like Blue-Mormon, monarch, etc. can be seen.
Built with bamboo and muds, the heritage houses of Rais and Bhutias are worth observing things in the village. Quite near to the village, a number of natural springs constitute the major source of a waterfall named "Sumni-hwari". The cascading water of the "Sumni-hwari" looks alluring.
The botany enthusiasts are gonna love this place too much as Pastanga is full of medicinal plants. Moreover, the blooming rhododendron, orchids and mosses of the village add more charm to it.
One can never get bored at all in Pastanga, the offbeat village in Eastern Sikkim. Time here can be spent by just enjoying the serenity or doing plenty of different activities. Stroll around the village to witness traditional houses of ethnic communities like Bhutia and Rai, some being one hundred and fifty years old.
Walking around the winding path of the village and pass through the cardamon tree gardens while having a scenic vista of the mountain peaks. Enjoy the cultural shows and traditional dance of the village to know the traditions of the villagers.
The village is connected with various trekking trails. Hence, trekking enthusiasts are gonna love the village. Trekk through the green lush vegetation of the village to Khedi - Malinggo Trail, located at an elevation of 2803 meters.
Pastanga is nearest to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) and the Bagdogra airport. Cars are available to hire from any of these stations to the village via Ranipool and Bhusuk. Cars are also available to hire from Gangtok, the capital city to this picturesque hamlet.
Even though Pastanga can be visited at any time of the year, March to June is considered to be the best time to visit the village. The weather stays ideally quite charming most of the time and the temperature do not get unbearable at all. Visiting here in the monsoon is not recommended due to frequent landslides and road blockage.
Anden, a vibrant & heavenly abode in Sikkim is famous for scenic mountains and serene ambiance of nature.
Situated on the bank of Rangeet river, Baiguney is a perfect place for people looking for serenity and peace.
Barbing is a lovely abode surrounded by luxuriant forests that offers mesmeric night view of Gangtok.
Barsey is a small village famous for its Rhododendron Sanctuary, lush green vegetation, flora and fauna.
Biksthang, located at southern part of Sikkim is popular for its jaw-dropping view of lofty mountain peaks.
Borong is located at an altitude of 5800ft. is a paradise for nature lovers with several trekking routes.
Chayatal is a newly found destination that offers captivating view of Mt Kanchenjunga, Kabru & other peaks.
Chopta Valley, known as the valley of flowers is located on the Chandrashile (moon rock) of North-Sikkim.
Sited between Rothak River and Tangbang River, Chungbung is a place inhabited by Lepchas and Bhutias.
Gyalshing is located in West Sikkim which is famous for its trekking routes to the higher altitude areas.
Kaleej valley in West Sikkim is enclosed by shimmering rivers like Kaleej Khola, Hee Khola etc.
Kitam Bird Sanctuary elevated at 1200ft to 3000ft is famous for birds, vibrant butterflies and pine forests.
Surrounded by flora and fauna, Martam is a perfect place for solace seekers amidst the lap of nature.
Okhrey is a fascinating destination in Sikkim consists of just a few households of Sherpas and Bhutias.
Encompassed by the luxuriant Himalayan Forests, Pastanga always hypnotizes the minds of every visitor.
Rinchenpong, famous for its majestic view of snow-capped mountains offers serene ambiance to its visitors.
A paradise for bird watchers, adventure and peace lovers, Rolep is a mesmerizing hamlet in East Sikkim.
Sited beside the sparkling river Rangpo Chu, Rorathang is a new Offbeat Destination in East Sikkim.
Just about 24km away from Gangtok, Sajong offers tranquil environment a nature enthusiast usually seeks.
Sikip is a newly found village in the Southern Part of Sikkim embellished with magnificent atmosphere.
Singhik is an ideal place on the way to North Sikkim offers best views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Siniolchu.
Sribadam is situated at a height of 2100m, provides a perfect ambiance to get rid of the hectic schedule.
Sumbuk is an unexplored destination of Sikkim with astounding flora and fauna, pine forest, birds.
At an altitude of 250 meters above sea level, Tashiding is quite renowned for its monastery and forest.
Adjoined by the mighty Kanchenjunga range in the backdrop, Temi is known for producing quality tea leaves.
Surrounded by the thickly wooded forest, Tingchim is a paradise for nature enthusiasts in North Sikkim.
Dotted with the lush greenery all around, Turuk in South Sikkim provides an exotic natural splendor.
Tshlamthang is a splendid village in South Sikkim offering panoramic view of Teesta and River Kaleej.
Uttarey is a serene village of West Sikkim situated at an altitude of 6600ft is very close to Nepal border.
Yakten is a tiny village known for its serenity, lush alpine forest and magnificent vista of Himalayas.
Yangang is a virgin hamlet in the southern part of Sikkim between Temi Tea Garden & Buddha Park Ravangla.