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.
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