If you are one of them who just love to get immersed in the unending beauty of snow-capped mountains and its surroundings and also look for calmness, West Sikkim has endless options to meet your desires.
Usually most of the people go to the places which are already known and widely popular for its natural beauty. But in India there are many places which might have very less publicity but conceives much alluring scenic features than any renowned destinations. If you want to explore those spots, as it is said earlier, Sikkim has a handful of options to leave you strolling around different small beautiful villages that caste a magical scene in front of your eyes through its inexplicable appearance.
Welcome to Kaluk
Amidst of many small exquisite villages, Kaluk is such a gem of West Sikkim that is gaining huge popularity for its wonderful view for showcasing the majestic glory of Mt Kanchenjunga. Perching at the height of about 5600 feet from the sea-land, this place is displaying the unmatchable natural side of a hill station. This tiny mountain part is not only crammed with scenic beauties but also its inhabitants such as Lepchas who are holding the rich tradition making the place more vibrant beautiful from all around. Due to the picturesque scenes of this place, Sikkim Government has tagged it as an Eco-Tourism spot which is culturally, economically and naturally is brimming up.
Attractions in kaluk:
Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is the most highlighted spot here. This sanctuary draws the border line in between Sikkim and West Bengal. This small hilltop is situated at the height of 10,000ft. The complete sanctuary is surrounded by the beautiful Rhododendron trees. And if you want to trek, it would be a good place for trekking. The starting point of trek rout starts from the Singalila Ridge trek route.
There are also other places such as Guru Padmasambhava’s statue, Khechipalru Lake, Hot Spring at Legship, Samduptse, Sai Mandir at Daramdin, Stone Throne of first Coronation King and Temi Tea garden are jewel spots this picturesque village.
You can enjoy the wonderful landscape of this hamlet just only by sitting on your hotel veranda. But if you want, you can take the complete itinerary pleasure by only strolling to its closely situated hinterlands. Kaluk is situated in between two beautiful hill hamlets such as Rinchenpong and Bermiok. Rinchenpong has a pure scene of a pure hill village and situated higher than Kaluk and it lets you to go closer to the snow clad mountain peaks. On the other hand, Bermiok which is at the downhill has the effect of urbanisation. But both of these hamlets draw a picturesque view that will feed your eyes in your every step through its mind-blowing scenes.
How to reach there?
It is very easy to reach to that place. From Kolkata, you can go to Jalpaiguri or Siliguri by train. The distance to Kaluk from both of these places is approximately 100 to 110 kilometres and may take 5 hours by car.
What you can do there?
Though it is a small hamlet, but there are lots of activities you can opt for enjoying your small hilly itinerary. It showcases a wide 180 degree view of Mt Kanchenjunga ranges which is undoubtedly a great treat for eyes as well as mind. You can opt to any hotel ensuring it enables you to see the great sights of the mount range. And the adjacent Alpine range is also a great place for hanging around and watching the beauty of varieties of flora and fauna or else you can opt for adventurous activities like trekking to Barsey, yak riding and rafting at Teesta River.
Kaluk can be small place but it has lots more to offer than any place can give to its visitors. Perching at the majestic ranges of Kanchenjunga it hosts too beautiful sights to deny hence it can be your small trip for getting the most celestial relaxation.
Summary: Kaluk is a tiny destination amidst of Himalaya range at it is filled with umpteen beautiful worldly features. So, if you are planning for a small escape reading on this write-up would help you for scheduling a great escape there.