Teesta Bazar, Sikkim

Teesta Bazar

Teesta Bazar is a small town located 4km downstream from the industrial town Melli on the right bank of River Teesta. At an altitude of 5330mt River Teesta originates from Tso Lhamo Lake in North Sikkim, while Rangeet originates from a glacier of Mount Kabrue in the lower Kanchenjunga region. Both finally meet at a place which is close to Teesta Bazar. The view of the river Rangeet with its deep green and crystal clear water gushing and meeting the forceful mountain stream Teesta at a point called Triveni near Teesta Bazar has attracted many nature lovers towards Teesta Bazar.

Sited 90m above the sea level, on National Highway 31A on the Siliguri Gangtok highway Teesta Bazaar is also known as tenth mile by the local people, is a shopping paradise for the people who loves buying unique and non-branded materials. Apart from the scenic view of the two rivers meeting at Triveni the colorful market area along the national highway has hyped the interest of many travelers. The main market flourishes with craft, handicraft items and artifacts made by local craftsmen. The main attractions of Teesta Bazaar are the costly crafted items which are not easily available elsewhere. One can shop for local items like thankas, crockery, daggers, footwear, lanterns, copper items, silver wares, jewellery and food items at moderate rates from this bazaar. Most of the area of Teesta Bazar is patrolled by the Indian Army as it comes under a sensitive border area. The long valley at the base of the mountains provides a spectacular vista while buying the crafted goods at Teesta Bazar. Teesta Bazar not only offers the travelers with the amazing view of the confluence between river Teesta and Rangeet with the colorful riot of different crafted goods but for the adventurer lover Teesta Bazar is also a place to try the water sport like white river rafting with the backdrop view of the green lofty mountains.

Spend a gleeful time over a picnic with your loved ones near Teesta Bazar while witnessing the bewitching phenomena of two gushing rivers meeting at a point. Teesta Bazar is a lively place to buy unique handcrafted goods while being surrounded by the lush green mountainous region. Experience the thrill of rafting in the roaring river Teesta while visiting the colorful and lively Teesta Bazar on the Siliguri Gangtok National highway.

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