West Sikkim

West Sikkim

the garden of the war god Indra

West Sikkim - West District of Sikkim is known for the major Tourist attractions of Pelling / Pemayangtse, Ravangla and Yuksom. Rest all places can be covered staying from any of these three destinations. Sightseeing will differ due to the proximity of each place.

History of West Sikkim

Sikkim is the one of the smallest state in India with population of 619,000. It is situated in and surrounded by Tibetan plateau in North, It is endfolds the upper valley of teesta river Darjeeling district in south, kingdom of Bhutan in east and Singalila Range act as a Natural barrier with Nepal in west.

There is no any plains and no open valley found but it is the place of high ranges of Eastern Himalayas as Kanchanganga stands with height of 8598m.

How to Reach

VIA AIR : Nearest airport from Sikkim is Bagdogra Airport at a distance of 124 km. This airport is connected to major airport of India and Bangkok. Airline companies like Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, and Go Air etc are functional here. You can further reach Gangtok by availing helicopter service, which is subjected to weather conditions. You can hire a taxi otherwise (Approximately 4 hours drive).

VIA TRAIN : Major railway heads near Gangtok are New Jagalpaiguri (188 Km) and Siliguri (145 Km). These railway stations are well connected with major cities and towns of India. You can further board a bus or hire a taxi to reach Sikkim.

VIA ROAD : There are frequent public and private bus services connecting Sikkim with other neighboring towns and cities. These buses run all through the day until night. You can also get easy access to taxis and jeeps for inter and intra state travelling. National Highway 31A is the most functional national highway in Sikkim.

Places to Visit

Versey is a tourist spot situated in West Sikkim. The height of Versey is about 10500ft. From here you can see the Kanchenjunga and various mountain peaks.


On the way to Pelling, Legship is a small but important town of West Sikkim. There is a famous temple of lord shiv besides river Rangit which flows by the town.


At an altitude of 4,200 m Dzongri is among the best trekking destinations in India today. The sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri are bound to keep you gazing.