The breathtaking view of Mount Khangchendzonga and the quietness of glittering lakes make North Sikkim is an ideal destination for nature lovers.
Chungthang- ‘A Quaint Hamlet of North Sikkim’
Situated at the convergence of Lachen River and Lachung Chu in North Sikkim, Chungthang is wholly immersed in natural beauty. You will get amazed by seeing Chungthang is to be found encircled by the sky-touching mountains. Encompassing a rich variety of flora, the beauty of Chungthang allures people to take a halt before moving towards Lachung or Lachen. Come to this place to dip yourself in the tranquil serenity of Chungthang.
Nearest Airport– Bagdogra Airport is the nearest one. After reaching there, you will get several hired taxis to reach Chungthang via Gangtok.
Distance from Bagdogra Airport to Chungthang– 176 km
Nearest Railhead- New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the nearby railhead of Chungthang. At the station, you can hire or rent a car to reach Chungthang.
The distance between NJP to Chungthang– 170 km
History Lies behind Chungthang!!
Chungthang town is considered to be sacred and has various interesting myths attached to its history-
- It is believed that the famous Buddhist saint Guru Padmasambhava visited Chungthang and seated himself on a rock. And you can find his footprints even to this day upon the rock.
- Moreover, there is a small opening in the same rock from where water keeps flowing continuously.
- What’s more?? Chungthang has a piece of land on which paddy is grown.
- Furthermore, there is yet another interesting legendary history behind Chungthang. It is believed that Guru Nanak Dev had stopped over at Chungthang during his trip to Tibet and China. And the name Chungthang has been derived from the word ‘Chunga Sthan’ means ‘A good place’.
More Things to Know About Chungthang!!
Longitude- 27.6039° N, 88.6464° E
Best time to visit- July to September
Nearby Petrol Pumps- North Sikkim Refueling Centre, Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Oil station
Have a Comfortable stay With Your Family!!
Chungthang is being a small town of Sikkim; there are a few homestays to stay here. So, it is recommended to choose nearby hotels in Lachung for your comfort as well as a luxurious stay. Those hotels will not only provide you with modern amenities but also make your vacation memorable for a lifetime.
Q. What are other sightseeing places in North Sikkim?
A. The most alluring sightseeing places in North Sikkim are Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley, Zero Point etc.
Q. Which are the most famous restaurants in Chungthang?
A. Chungthang harbors very few restaurants such as Ganga Restaurant & Bar, Lachung heritage bar& restaurant etc where you can eat most delicious cuisines.