Kaluk, the Himalayan hamlet lies snugly, among the mountains of West Sikkim, at an altitude of 5600 feet. Fast growing as a travel destination, it is a favorite with travelers coming to Ravangla, Darjeeling or Gangtok. With a number of accommodation options available, for both budget travelers and luxury tourists, Kaluk has something for everyone.

Kaluk is surrounded by the villages of the local folk Lepchas. The other communities which live in the area are Rais and Gurungs. The Government of Sikkim has considered this place as an Eco-Tourism thrust area of Sikkim. The village of Kaluk is considered important culturally, historically, and religiously.

Tourist attractions in Kaluk:

The major tourist attractions of Kaluk include Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary; Sai Mandir at Daramdin; Samdruptse, Guru Padmasambhava’s statue and Heritage House. Khechupalri Lake; Hot Spring at Legship; Temi Tea Garden and the Stone Throne of the first Coronation King of Sikkim complete the list. Tourists coming to Kaluk should not forget to visit the Singshore Bridge, which is the second highest bridge in Asia.

Nearby attractions of Kaluk: A visit to nearby Rinchenpong village that houses a beautiful monastery, a seat of Buddhism. You can also take day trips to a number of tourist spots like Pelling, Hilley, Ravangla and Borong.

Things to do in Kaluk:

Kaluk gives you a wide array of activities to choose from. Tourists visiting here enjoy the pristine beauty of nature and the breathtaking views of sunset and sunrise on Mount Kanchenjunga. In fact, Kaluk is one of the few places in India that offers 180 degree view of Kanchenjunga and its neighboring ranges. You can also explore the Alpine forests that houses a variety of flora and fauna. The more active persons can opt for adventure sports like mountaineering, trekking, yak safari and rafting at Teesta River.

How to reach Kaluk:

From Kolkata, you can reach Kaluk by train, via New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri. The distance between Siliguri and Kaluk is 116 kilometers and the journey by road takes around 3.5 hours.

The Best time to visit Kaluk Sikkim:

You can travel to Kaluk throughout the year, except for the monsoon season. The best time to visit this place is during the months of April to mid-June. Winter season, usually comprises of the months of mid-September to mid-January. Plan a vacation in winter if you want to see the snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

Lodging and dining facilities at Kaluk:

Kaluk has a large number of accommodation options to choose from. You can book rooms at Green Hill Resort. The resort is renowned for its amazing ambiance and hospitality. Easy on your pocket, and family friendly, Green Hill Resort is strongly recommended by tourists in Kaluk and adjoining area of Rinchenpong.

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