Kaluk, Sikkim

Kaluk

Nestled on the lap of Himalayan foothills in the west Sikkim at an altitude of 1620 ft is a picturesque village called Kaluk which is famous among the traveler for its surreal natural beauty. Away from the rambunctious city life Kaluk offer its visitors with the most breathtaking view of the Mt Kanchenjunga. It is one of the windiest places in Sikkim and noted for destinations like the Durga Mandir, Rinchenpong Monastery and Megi Dara. The government of Sikkim has declared this quaint village Kaluk as an eco-tourism thrust area of Sikkim.

Lying in the buffer zone of the famous Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary Kaluk is blessed with the natural resources in abundance. Visitors can get the glimpse of the traditional culture which has been successfully preserved by the Lepchas people from the surrounding villages while visiting Kaluk. In the past years people of Kaluk were solely dependent on the horticulture but after been declared as the eco-tourism area tourism has become the main part of the livelihood for the people of Kaluk. Kaluk is of the place in the west Sikkim which offers the 180 degree view of the Mt Kanchenjunga and its neighboring ranges. The alpine forest of Kaluk is rich in flora and fauna making it an ideal destination for all nature lovers. Kaluk is a place amidst the nature free from the polluted air and hassle of the tedious city life. Every season has its own charm in Kaluk but the best season to relish the beauty if Kaluk is during April when the rhododendron flower blooms covering the valley in a wonderful shade of red and aromatic fragrance which is bound to leave you spell bind.

Trek through the wonderful Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary and lull your senses with the blooming colorful riot of rhododendron flowers with the backdrop view of the magnificent Mt Kanchenjunga in Kaluk. Travelers can learn more about the Lepcha culture while inflating their lungs with the untainted air while traveling to Kaluk, a place where travelers get to catch the glimpse of heaven on earth.

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