Kaluk Sikkim- Sightseeing, Homestay, Hotels Detail


Kaluk is a picturesque village in West Bengal that is positioned at a height of 5600 feet close to Gyalsing. West Sikkim’s capital city is Gyalsing. 103 kilometers separate Kaluk from Gangtok, while 35 kilometers separate Kaluk from Pelling. Kaluk, which is tucked away in the West Sikkim Mountains amid the foothills of the Himalayas, is well-known among tourists for its breathtaking scenery. Because Kaluk is regarded as one of Sikkim’s most important villages with significant cultural, historical, religious, and ecological heritage, the Sikkim government has designated Kaluk as Sikkim’s Eco-tourism thrust region.

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Kaluk Sightseeing

Kaluk, which is located in the protected area of the well-known Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, is rich in Himalayan flora and fauna. In Western Sikkim, in the Singalila Range, which forms a natural border with Nepal in the west, is the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, also known as the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. The spectacular vistas of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga are Kaluk’s main draw. Agriculture used to be the main source of income for the residents of Kaluk, but recently, tourism has become more significant, and there are now numerous homestays. The Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary’s peculiar location in Kaluk makes it one of Sikkim’s windiest spots.

The Rinchenpong monastery is only one of the Kaluk attractions that can be visited after a brief hike through a rich forest of rhododendron trees in addition to providing a breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The Ngadakpa Lama founded Rinchenpong monastery, Sikkim’s third-oldest monastery, in the village of Rinchenpong in 1730. It is well-known among tourists for its unique Buddha statue and fantastical natural beauty. Another picturesque hillside town close to Kaluk is Bermiok, which may be reached after traveling 4 kilometers.

Trekking in the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is one of the favorite activities which has spiked the interest of tourist traveling in Sikkim. The sanctuary is also the habitat of the elusive Red Panda. There are about 13 species of Rhododendrons in the sanctuary and if visited in spring the trekkers get to feast their eyes with the pictorial sight of a valley covered in the vibrant shade of red. Apart from the awe-inspiring sights, travelers can also learn about the Lepcha culture which has been successfully preserved by the Lepcha people in the surrounding villages while visiting Kaluk.

Why You Should Visit Kaluk

Far from the maddening crowd listen to the alluring chirping of some exotic Himalayan birds, while basking in the pristine beauty of nature and witnessing the breathtaking views of sunset and sunrise over Mt Kanchenjunga. Kaluk in west Sikkim has become a safe haven for travelers who want to spend their weekend amidst nature. Snugly tucked in the mountainous valley of the Himalayan region in Sikkim, Kaluk with its trekking trail through the lush forest of rhododendron and panoramic view of the third highest mountain has become a must visit tourist destination of Sikkim.

How You Can Reach Kaluk

RoadBy Road
Kaluk can be visited quite comfortably by road. You can rent a car from any nearby city including Siliguri. The car will be provided by your travel agency if you opt for a tour package.
trainBy Train
From NJP, its nearest railway station, Kaluk is around 5 hours driving distance away. The approximate distance between them is 121 kilometers.
travellingBy Flight
From Bagdogra, its nearest airport, Kaluk is less than 5 hours driving distance away. The approximate distance between them is 126 kilometers.

Best time to visit Kaluk

Apart from monsoon season when the roads are prone to landslides Kaluk can be visited throughout the year. But if visitors want to witness Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in its prime state best time to visit Kaluk is from April to mid-June. Winter is another favored time to visit Kaluk. During this season visitors can get an unhindered view of the snow-capped Himalayan Range.

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