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The Holy Valley of Chungthang

By Manoj

Located in North Sikkim is the small tow of Chungthang which is famous for its beauty. The town is surrounded by nature and is a nature lovers paradise. Tourists come here from far and wide to relax in this calm town and get far away from the madness of the city.

The Holy Valley of Chungthang

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There are not many a place where you can head out to here but tourists can head out to explore this serene town and enjoy its natural beauty. Some of the tourist places to visit in Chungthang include the 'Holy Rock' and the region where the rivers Lachen and Lachung Chu confluence.

The Holy Rock

One of the places to visit in Chungthang is the 'Holy Rock' which is considered sacred as there is a foot print of Guru Padmasambhava on this rock. There is a small opening in this rock through which water keeps flowing. Devotees come to this place to offer worship to the Guru. Tourists coming here can enjoy the scenic view of this place.

Confluence of Rivers

Another tourist place to visit in Chungthang is the area where the rivers Lachen and Lachung Chu confluence. It is an activity centre with boating, fishing and swimming being the major activities held here. It is also an ideal spot to go for a picnic with your family.

How to Reach Chungthang

By Air: The nearest airport to Chungthang is the Bagdogra Airport. It is about 121 km away from the place and is well connected with all major cities in the country.

By Train: The New Jalpaiguri Station is the nearest railway station to Chungthang at a distance of 220 km. It is connected to other states in the country.

By Road: Chungthang is close by Mangan. It is 30 km away from Mangan from where Chungthang can be easily reached by buses or taxis that play on a regular basis.

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