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5 Locations Of Silk Route To Visit This December

Situated at an altitude of 10,100 feet on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in East Sikkim, the Silk Route is the most iconic destination with the winding roads. This is one of the most preferred holiday destinations in the state and is largely frequented by groups and couples. The Zuluk village is a transit point to the historic Silk Route for tourists, which promises excellent views of the snow-capped Eastern Himalayas and Mt. Kanchenjunga.

1. Adi Baba Mandir

Adi Baba Mandir which is also known as the Old Baba Mandir is a temple dedicated to Baba Harbhajan Singh, a soldier of the military regiment who is believed to have gone missing during a war. This is a temple wrapped in mysteries and folklores arresting the attention of many tourists visiting Sikkim.

2. Kalpokhari Lake

Kalpokhari, a sacred lake in Sikkim is a well-known sightseeing place that is located close to the Baba Mandir. The color of the lake is so dark that it owns the name “Kalpokhari”. Another important feature of the lake is that if you view it from a particular angle, the lake will look somewhat like the Indian Political Map, and thus, many people also refer it as the India Lake.

3. Thambi View Point

Another major attraction of Zuluk is the 11,200ft height Thambi View Point which offers an eye-catching view of the Kanchenjunga on one side and the amazing silk route view on the other side of the road.

4. Lungthung

Lungthung or Dhupidara is an important Gangtok sightseeing place which has been able to attract many foreign as well as Indian travelers to its abode to wildlife species like the Laxmi Chawk, Monal Pheasant, Khaleez Pheasant and Blood Pheasant. Tourists can also spot Red Panda, the national animal of Sikkim.

5. Gnathang Valley

This high altitude plateau is one of the most scenic and famous tourist attraction places in Zuluk, Sikkim. Owing to the fact that the valley is generally covered with thick snow, Gnathang is being developed as a skiing point of the state.


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