Tourist Destinations in Sikkim
Tourist Destinations Near Sikkim

Travel to Yuksom

Yuksom Travel

Yuksom, located in the Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim means "Meeting place of three lamas" and was named after the three Tibetan holy men who crowned the first chogyal (monarch) of Sikkim here in 1641.

Rich in history and unspoiled natural beauty, Yuksom was the capital of Sikkim before Gangtok. Not popular with domestic tourists because of its lack of mountain views, Yuksom is the main trailhead towards Mt. Khangchendzonga and is a popular destination among trekking enthusiasts.

Yuksom Travel Guide helps you to discover in and out of this calm and peaceful hill retreat and an ideal place for a quiet vacation, nestled in the lap of nature.

Best time to Visit Yuksom

Given the pleasant weather, the best time to visit Yuksom would be between March to June and September to November.

How to Reach Yuksom

Famous for its natural beauty and pleasant weather and being the starting point to treks, Yuksom is gradually gaining importance among tourists and here is how one can reach Yuksom:

By Train

The nearest railway station to Yuksom is at New Jalpaiguri, situated in West Bengal and located at a distance of 163 km from Yuksom. New Jalpaiguri is connected to all major cities across India, such as Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Guwahati and others.

By Road

Yuksom is connected by a strong road network to major cities in Sikkim, West Bengal, Nepal border and Bhutan border by buses which run between Gangtok and Siliguri and Kalimpong and Darjeeling. Jeeps also ply from Yuksom to detonations like Jorethang, Geyzing and Gangtok.

By Air

The closest airport to Yuksom is Bagdogra Airport which is located in Siliguri, West Bengal at a distance of 172 km from Yuksom. Bagdogra airport is connected to cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. To reach Yuksom from Bagdogra airport, one can hire a taxi which will take four to five hours to reach Yuksom.

Tourist Attractions in Yuksom

Given its natural beauty and peaceful surroundings, Yuksom is gaining popularity among tourists. Here are a few places in Yuksom that are popular tourist attractions:
  • Dubdi Gompa
  • Kartok Lake
  • Phamrong Waterfalls
  • Kanchenjunga National Park

Last Updated on : 03/10/2013