Yangang Sikkim

Yangang, offbeat destination in Sikkim

An offbeat destination of its own kind, Yangang is a virgin settlement in the Southern part of Sikkim, an Indian State of West Bengal. Situated between the fascinating Temi Tea Estate and the iconic Buddha Park of Ravangla, Yangang in South Sikkim is thriving rapidly as an alluring tourist destination in recent years.

Besieged by daunting hills and dotted with luxuriant forest, Yangang has gained its prominence till now as the birthplace of the former Prime Minister of Sikkim. But now, the time has changed as this hilly terrain is now known for its alluring tourist attractions. The temperature and the weather of the place remains comfortable most of the time. Hence, it can be visited at any time of the year.

What to See in and around Yangang Sikkim

Being able to escape from the clutch of urbanization, Yangang in South Sikkim is like a fresh delicious fruit that everyone craves for. Here are the things you will get to see in this in this scenic hamlet.

  • Breathtaking view of the Maenam Hill popularly known as Bhalay-Dhunga.
  • The serene Tig-Day Cho lake of Yangang South Sikkim.
  • The glittering Neya Khola Falls coming out from the hills.
  • A sacred religious temple named Mahadev Than dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • Magnificent Monasteries like Yangang, Gurung, Lepcha Monastery of Yang Gang, etc.
  • Yet to be completed attractions like Ropeway to Bhalay Dhunga, Sky Walk at Bhalay Dhunga, Lepcha Heritage Center, and the Cultural Park, etc.

Activities to Do in and around Yangang Sikkim

Even though an offbeat destination, there is a lot to do for the adventure-seeking tourists in Yangang. The activities you will love to do here are as follows.

  • Relish the beauty of the mountain peaks of Himalaya as well as Maenam Hill aka Bhalay-Dhunga.
  • Enjoy the quality time at Tig-Day Cho Lake of Yangang South Sikkim.
  • Savour the acute calmness while hearing the sound of the shimmering waterfall of Neya Khola Falls.
  • Have the blessing of Lord Shiva while worshipping at Mahadev Than.
  • Feel the presence of Buddha while exploring the monasteries like Yangang, Gurung, Lepcha Monastery of Yang Gang, etc.
  • Revive the photographer in you while capturing the picturesque scenes and architectures of Yangang Sikkim.
  • Trek through the trekking trails of Maenam Hills and Bhalay Dhunga to get the mesmerizing panoramic view of the surrounding.

How to Reach this Offbeat Settlement

The major railway station near this village is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) and the nearest airport is Bagdogra. Regular flights are available at Bagdogra airport from most of the major cities. Regular trains are also available from most cities at NJP. From Siliguri, Bagdogra Airport or NJP, you will have to hire a vehicle to finally reach Yangang.

Where to Stay in Yangang Sikkim

Homestays are the only mode of accommodation options available at this tiny hamlet. Local people of the village share their homes with the tourists as homestays. The rooms they offer are quite neat and clean. Being spacious and equipped with most of the latest amenities you will feel it like your own home.

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