Zuluk Travel Guide
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- Pallab Ghosh
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I visited the Pheng Dong Hills on 08 February 2014 as a part of my Zuluk tour. I have written about the main part of my tour separately. The hill is beautiful. The walk in the forest was very pleasant. The air is fresh and there is absolute tranquillity all over the place. However, one needs to have a good practice of walking uphill and walk for several kilometres. New roads are being made and resorts are being built, which will ensure that this place becomes an attractive tourist destination. I was accompanied by my host, Mr. Bhim Lama who arranged all the permits required, vehicles and home stays. We trekked for about 3 hours and covered about 5 km. I also visited the Pheng Dong Lake on our way. The local people believe that there will be a severe drought if the water of this lake dries up. Some photos of Pheng Dong Hills are attached.More »
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- Shouvik chowdhury
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An excellent trip. lovely zuluk,gnathang valley, cool padamchen, kupup memencho lake. awesome silk route bends, clear peaks. kanchanzongha at thambi, snow fall on road, adi & new babamandir,tukla. gelep la view , sherathang, finally tsomgo(changu) lake..mesmerising nature!!More »
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food locally available,little costly but nature will make you forget those. local woollen garment.
Activities & things to do: Engulf the natural beauty as much u can. ascending from 5000ft lingtam to 14000ft sunrise at lungthung, frozen road,valley, 95 road bends of silk route visible. awesome kanchanzongha, baba mandir,tukla, kupup,memencho lakes, gelep la chinese post from distance. highest golf course,atm,tele exchange. famous tsomgo.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Reach zuluk from njp via pedong,rongli. You may stay at lingtam comfortably. permission for silk route needed.proper medicines,food,water,acclimatisation needed. start early to get back in time. weather changes drastically. strictly follow rules in defence areas. u may go gangtok from tsomgo
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- State: Sikkim
Located in the lower Himalayas in east Sikkim, Zuluk is situated at an altitude of 10,000 feet and is an unexplored destination which has gained importance owing to its strategic location on the historic Old Silk Route and its proximity to the Indo-China border.
The Old Silk Route was the official corridor between India and China. The Silk Route originates from Kalimpong and passes through Pedong, Aritar, Zuluk and Jelepla to Chumbi valley located in Tibet. However, after the Chinese aggression, this route was closed and Nathula was made the official corridor between India and China. In addition, an army base is located at Zuluk, which is utilised as a transit camp for the army movement towards the Chinese border. Majority of the inhabitants comprise of immigrants of Nepal, who settled at Zuluk. Since Zuluk is inhabited mostly by Nepali migrants, the village is dominated by Sikkimese-Nepalese culture.
Dashain, celebrated in the month of October, is the biggest festival and is also the most prominent festival of the region. Furthermore, Tihar is another famous festival, which is celebrated 15 days after Dashain. In addition to these festivals, dances are also performed to celebrate the cultivating and harvesting seasons in the region. The 'Dhan Naach' and 'Maruni' are two popular dance forms of this region.
Zuluk is famous for Sunrise Point and Tsomogo Lake, which is a popular picnic spot. In addition, travellers visiting the destination can pay a visit to Nag Temple and the Adi Baba Mandir. Apart from this, the Lungthung and the Luxmi Chowk are popular among wildlife and nature lovers. The best time to visit Zuluk is during the summer season, when the village is blooming with a variety of rhododendrons.
Zuluk can be reached through airways, roadways and railways. The nearest airport serving the destination is Bagdogra Airport, which is located at a distance of 128 km from Zuluk. From there, tourists can reach the village by road. Those travelling by trains are served by the New Jalpaiguri Station, which is the nearest train station to Zuluk. In addition to this, Zuluk can be reached via road through Gangtok and Siliguri.
There is very limited accommodation facility in Zuluk. Travellers can look for accommodation options in Gangtok which is just 4 hours away from Zuluk or Aritar which is a nearby town.
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