Teesta Bazar, Sikkim

Teesta Bazar - Detailed Tour and Travel Guide

Teesta Bazar is a tiny village on the right bank of the Teesta River, 4 kilometers downstream from the industrial town of Melli. Teesta originates from Tso Lhamo Lake in North Sikkim at an elevation of 5330 meters, whereas Rangeet flows from Mount Kabrue's glacier in the lower Kanchenjunga region. Both meet in a location close to Teesta Bazar in the end. Many nature enthusiasts have been drawn to Teesta Bazar by the sight of the river Rangeet bursting with deep green and crystal clear water and meeting the powerful mountain stream Teesta at a site called Triveni near Teesta Bazar.

Teesta Bazar and its surrounding can be explored quite comfortably without worrying about how to plan an itinerary if you opt for a pre-planned package that includes all the required services for a hassle-free holiday.

Teesta Bazar Sightseeing

Teesta Bazaar located 90 meters above sea level on National Highway 31A on the Siliguri Gangtok highway and dubbed the "tenth mile" by locals, is a shopping paradise for those who enjoy buying unusual and non-branded items. Aside from the magnificent vista of the two rivers meeting at Triveni, the colorful market area along the national highway has piqued many travelers' interest. Crafts, handicraft products, and artifacts manufactured by local artisans abound in the main market. Teesta Bazaar's main draw is the high-end handcrafted products that are hard to come by elsewhere. Thankas, crockery, daggers, footwear, lanterns, copper things, silver wares, jewelry, and food items can all be found at reasonable prices in the market.

The Indian Army patrols the majority of Teesta Bazar because it is a crucial border location. While shopping for crafted things at Teesta Bazar, the long valley at the foot of the mountains provides a wonderful view. Teesta Bazar not only provides travelers with an amazing view of the confluence of the rivers Teesta and Rangeet as well as a colorful riot of various crafted goods, but it is also a place where adventurers can try water sports such as white river rafting against the backdrop 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.

Getting There

By Air - Bagdogra Airport is the nearest one to the Baazar. The approximate distance between them is a little more than 60 km. By car, you will be able to reach Teesta Bazar within 3 hours.

By Train - New Jalpaiguri Junction aka NJP is its nearest railhead at an approximate distance of around 59 kilometers. It will be a journey of approximately 3 hours to cover this road distance by car.

By Road - Once you reach Bagdogra, NJP, or even, the road is the only option to reach the Baazar. Pre-book a car from a trusted car rental agency so that you don't need to bear the hassle of bargaining with the driver.

Best Time to Visit Teesta Bazar

Teesta Bazar can be visited throughout the year to experience its beauty of it. During the months of April, May, and June, the weather remains quite soothing. However, if you want to see Teesta in its prime, visit in the months of July to September. October to March is considered to be the best time if you want to enjoy the thrilling river rafting on the Teesta River.

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