The small town of Gyalshing in West Sikkim, which also goes by the name Geyzing, serves as district headquarters. The name ‘Gyalshing’ translates to “Garden of the King”, and talks about its history as a royal garden in Rabdentse Palace. Gyalshing is a bustling town located 117 km east of Gangtok. The town situated at an altitude of 823 metres. The town is well connected with several urban centres in Sikkim and West Bengal. A popular language spoken in Geyzing, it is largely indigenous to the Nepalese people. This town attracts nature lovers with their stunning views of the Himalayas, especially as far as Kanchenjunga is concerned, even though they are mainly marketed to Buddhism tourists. In addition, Geyzing has been identified as a centre of education in Sikkim and the entire North East Indian Region for access to good health care.
Gyalshing’s climate is mild, and pleasant most of the year. The summer months of July to September and the winter months of November to December are best times to visit Geyzing.
Geyzing can be easily reached through the Bagdogra Airport and the New Jalpaiguri Railway station, both providing direct road connectivity to the town. Additionally, you can access Geyzing by road from other prominent cities and towns such as Gangtok, Pelling, and Yuksom.
Book a private taxi for a tour of the city.
Geyzing offers a stunning monasteries and scenic views of the Himalayas that are awesome. Exploring Gyalshing reveals a unique side of Sikkim, where nature and liveliness coexist harmoniously, away from excessive tourism that could detract from the natural beauty.
A wildlife sanctuary spread over an area of 104 square kilometers, this gorgeous tourist spot is located close to Gyalshing. It was officially founded in 1996. There are three entry points, where different wildlife such as leopards, red pandas, Himalayan langurs, and kalejas can be found. Rhododendrons are also kept in the sanctuary.
The climate’s cold and wet, and the Rhododendrons bloom from March to May. The sanctuary lies in the Singalila range of Sikkim and is best explored by foot. The location is surrounded by untouched forests and offers a spectacular view of the magnificent Kanchenjunga. Due to the strictly prohibited use of plastics, visitors are requested to carry their garbage and refrain from throwing it away.
Respect for local customs, and cultural traditions, and the conservation of minimal disturbance to wildlife is important.
Yangtey, a serene village situated at an elevation of 1828m, offers an ideal escape into nature. The peaceful spot is not crowded with tourists, and it gives a wonderful view of mountains and rivers.
Here you’ll be able to see Frey, Pandi, Narsing, and Rathong peaks. There are waterfalls, meadows, alpine trees, and charming houses in the village that seem to be straight out of a fairy tale. In addition, it is very close to the royal palace in Rabdentse and its ruins.
In the last century this historical market has been a hub for commerce and community activities. It’s conveniently located near Radentse and Pemayangste across from the Mendang or Holy Wall, built by King Chogyal Chakdor Namgyal.
A variety of goods, such as vegetables, dairy products, and crops are sold on the market. This area has evolved to become an increasingly lively marketplace with variety of shops and facilities. In addition, a meditation room and places of worship for all are located in the Community Centre.
Experience Sikkim’s rich cultural heritage, diverse wildlife and spectacular Himalayan views by exploring Gyalshing. Make sure you don’t miss it!
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