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In the subdivision of West Sikkim is this town of Yuksom which is more of a historical town in the state of Sikkim. The town is in Geyzing which was the first capital of Sikkim back in the 16th century. The place is home to Norbugang Chorten which is the coronation site of the first monarch of Sikkim and is known as ‘Throne of Norbugang’. The first monastery of Sikkim was also established in Yuksom which is a famous tourist attraction here and the name is Dubdi Monastery. It is a religious pilgrimage site for Buddhists including many other places in the state of Sikkim.

The place has great significance for the tribal community of Sikkim. It is culturally as well as a religiously important town for all people of the state. People can reach here, by taking shared or private jeeps from railway stations or airport or the nearest place Geyzing. The nearest railway station is around 150 km from Yuksom and the nearest airport is in Bagdogra which is 170 km from there.

Places to visit in Yuksom

Khecheopalri Lake

This place is situated at a height of around 6,000 ft and is located at a distance of 28 km from the city of Pelling. And being one of the largest lakes in the town this place attracts a great number of tourists.

Tashiding Monastery

The Tashiding Monastery is a very important place for the Buddhists as this place was visited by one of the renowned Buddhist gurus - Guru Padmasambhava. This building is much famous for its profound architecture. Read More...

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Dubdi Monastery

This place was built in the year of 1701. It is also known by the name of Yuksom Monastery. The interiors of this place are quite beautifully painted and have pictures of saints as well as carved Buddhist designs.

Things to do in Yuksom

Kangchendzonga National Park

You can visit the Kangchendzonga National Park for an interesting travel place to explore and discover in all its might.

Tashi Teenka

The Tashi Teenka is also quite an incredible tourist destination to visit with your loved ones. The scenic views and the panoramic views of this place are simply out and out amazing.

Norbugang Coronation Throne

The Norbugang Coronation Throne is of great and significant religious and cultural importance. Moreover, what is really worthwhile to know is the fact that it is here that the three lamas used to gather for the purpose of preaching Buddhism.

Events and festivals in & around Yuksom

Losoong Festival

This festival is specifically based on the Tibetan Lunar Calendar. It falls on the 18th day of the 10th month when the farmers are in the mood of celebrating this harvest with great joy. What is worth knowing about this festival is the fact that this festival has been adopted from the traditions and rituals of the Tibetan New Year Losar. Read More...

Bhumchu Festival

It is a Buddhist festival which is based on the Tibetan lunar calendar. It is held between the months of February and March on the Gregorian calendar. Read More...

Lhabab Duchen Festival

The Lhabab Duchen is one of the four Buddhist festivals which is also responsible for commemorating the four events in the life of the Buddha. This festival is celebrated on the 22nd day of the ninth lunar month. Read More...

Best time to visit Yuksom

You can visit this place all year around. However, the months from March to June and September to October would be an ideal time to visit Yuksom.

How to reach Yuksom?

By Air - The nearest airport is situated in Bagdogra. From there, you would need to either catch a cab or some other means of transportation.

By Road - If you are planning to visit Yuksom then you should know that there are no buses to this place. You will have to hire a taxi or jeep.

By train - The nearest railway station is located in New Jalpaiguri. It is located at a distance of 150 km and from there you would need to catch a cab or some other means of transportation.

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