UTTAREY, West Sikkim
Five hours from Gangtok, Bagdogra Airport, New Jalpaiguri (N.J.P.) Railway Station and Siliguri, three hours from Darjeeling and Kalimpong and one and a half hours from Pelling – Uttarey in extreme West Sikkim is the “Virgin and Hidden Paradise on Earth”, and also is popularly known as the “Base Camp of Adventure Tourism for the Singalila Range Eco-Tourism Trekking Trail Towards Khangchendzenga” and also an important “Gate Way of International-Indo-Nepal Border Trade Route” through Chewabhanjyangla pass.
The climatic condition of Uttarey Valley is so suitable for every tourist visitors visiting from different climatic habitants of the world as is neither so cold nor so hot, but remains so moderate with calm, silent, peace and clean environment and so goes open in all the seasons. Despite the global warming, Uttarey sometimes enjoys with heavy snow fall during winter seasons.
Every visitor shall become so compelling to make oneself a poet expressing the heavenly imaginary core language wave of the heart on Cheery Blossom in the months of October – November and on Rhododendron Blossom in the months of March-April-May in fact dancing with the fluttering butterflies, singing with the chirping birds and enjoying with the breezing bees all around.
Uttarey Valley, so far its itineraries around are concerned, is an ideal place for eco-tourism, adventure tourism, educational tourism on botany, zoology, ornithology , ethnology and also an ideal place for the quite holiday home-seekers, village-tourism, nature lover, bird watchers with rewarding walks and trekking trails with the nature’s panoramic view.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
March to May and September to October is considered as an ideal time for sightseeing and several outdoor activities. However if you can bear the winter, then you can visit this palce anytime between September to May.
HOW TO GET THERE
Airways: The nearest airport is in Bagdogra, West Bengal about 5 hrs drive from Gangtok, 12 km west of Siliguri and about 162 km from Uttarey. Sikkim also has got its first commercial airport at Pakyong, East Sikkim but weather hampers the operation of this airport most of the time. If you are lucky enough you can get a flight directly to Pakyong.
Railways: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) in West Bengal which is about 158 km from Uttarey. You can take a taxi to reach Uttarey via Jorethang, which takes about 5-6 hours.
Roadways: Uttarey is about 36 km from Gyalshing, the West District Headquarter and about 148 km from Gangtok, the capital city.