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South Sikkim

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South Sikkim is a district in Sikkim.


  • 1 Namchi — the district capital
  • 2 Jorethang — a small town
  • 4 Ravangla — relatively new tourist spot in South Sikkim

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Samdrupste
  • 2 Solophok
  • 3 Buddha Park (Sakyamuni Project) —


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  • Jorethang is situated about 30 km from Darjeeling. The small place is an important traffic junction in South Sikkim. There are daily busses to Siliguri at 8am, Gangtok at 7.30am, Namchi at 8.30am and Pelling at 3pm. There are shared jeeps to Darjeeling (25 km, ₹100), Namchi (1 hr, ₹25) and Leghsip (1 hr) where you have to change cars for Ravangla, Yoksum and Tashiding, as well as to Gangtok (4 to 5 hrs, ₹100) and Silguri (4 to 5 hrs, ₹100). Most shared jeeps leave Jorethang earlier than 1 pm.



  • 4 days Dooars tour: Day 1: Drive from Siliguri or NJP to Mongpong on the banks of river Tista, wirh a view of Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary. Drive through tea gardens and forests to Lataguri, a small Dooars town 55 kms from Mongpong. Overnight at Lataguri. Day 2: Visit Gorumara National Park and walk to Khagrijan on nature trail. Overnight at Lataguri. Day 3: Drive to Jaldapara through the forest of Chapramari. Overnight at Jaldapara. Day 4: Drive through Chapramari Forest. Elephant ride in the grassland, opperunity to view the one horned Rhino. Onward drive to Siliguri or NJP.




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