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Asia » India » Sikkim » East Sikkim » Zuluk April 19th 2017

"Dzuluk"or 'Zuluk'' or ''Jhuluk''or "Jaluk" is a small hamlet located at a height of around·10000·ft on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in(Sikkim) of the Indian state (Sikkim·Pincode-737131). This place is relatively an emerging and offbeat destination in East Sikkim. Today it is fast emerging as a new tourist destination. It derives its tourism importance due to the excellent view of the eastern Himalayan mountain range including the (Kanchenjunga). ~Historical Importance~ It was once a transit point to the historic "Silk Route" from Tibet to India. The famous Silk Route that connected "Lhasa" in the (seventeenth century) the capital of the Dalai Lamas(Tibet) to Kalimpong . It was commonly used by traders traveling to Tibet through Jelep-la ("La" stands for mountain pass) as an overnight base. The route starts from Kalimpong and passed through Pedong ... read more
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Asia » India » Sikkim » East Sikkim » Zuluk April 18th 2017

"The Himalayas"Day#2 •Zuluk• As per the itinerary we were ready by 7.30am.The sky was cloudy & the driver was yet to come to pickup .However after loading all luggages we finally started for "Zuluk"at around 9 am from "Kushyem" home stay saying a good by to the Hostess.We finally reached "Rongli" after passing through scenic hills by 10am for making necessary passes for "Zuluk" At "Rongli Taxi stand" a lot of tourists were there to get passes for different tourist destinations within Sikkim and it took almost one hour to get clearance for "Zuluk". The entire journey from Rongli to Zuluk was full of scenic nature. As if an artist has drawn it with his brush dipped in "different colours of paint".The hills around made a different feel and though the sky was over cast but ... read more
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Asia » India » Sikkim » East Sikkim April 8th 2012

We spend a day visiting Rumtek Monestary with our friend Heather who we met at the Hidden Forest Retreat. Rumtek Monestary is the seat of the Karma Kaygu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Formerly the main monestary was in Tibet, but in 1959, following the Chinese invasion and occupation of Tibet the 16th Karmapa (Leader of the Kaygus) had the Monestary built at Rumtek. He recieved help from the royal family of Sikkim to do this. There had been an older monestary, (Old Rumtek) here, before 1959. It has been remodeled & we visited it too. Rumtek is a beautiful place in a beautiful setting. Since the Death of the 16th Karmapa, there has been controversey about who is the reincarnation as 17th Karmapa.... read more
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Asia » India » Sikkim » East Sikkim » Gnathan January 9th 2012

Over the years several trade routes, which played a major role for the rise of international trades round the globe that we see now, are closed, un-used. They are never used any more for the exchange of commodities and culture. One such route was known as “Silk Road” which has got tremendous historic reference. For 1500 years, until the opening of the world sea lanes in 16th – 17th centuries this route was used for the trade of various commodities like porcelain, tea, paper, medicinal herbs and spices that wended their way from Asia to Europe, returning with gold, silver, wool, horses, colored glass and wine. This route used to join Europe and China running through the heartland of Asia. My interest this time was to travel along this route which exists in India located in ... read more
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