Zuluk is a small town located at an elevation of about 10,000 feet on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in the eastern Sikkim (Pincode 737131) of the Indian state of Sikkim. The place is a relatively developing and offbeat terminus in East Sikkim. Today it is fast budding as a new tourist destination. It attains its tourism importance due to the excellent view of the eastern Himalayan mountain range, including Kanchenjunga.Historical significance
It was once the transit site of the historic Silk Route of India from Tibet. The silk route that linked Lhasa (Tibet) to Kalimpong was still in use until a few decades ago after China's invasion of Tibet. It was commonly used as an overnight base by traders visiting Tibet via Jelep-La ("la" meaning for mountain passes). The route started from Kalimpong and went through Pedong, Aritar, Zuluk, and Jelepla to the Chumbi Valley in Tibet.Climate
Zuluk provides pleasant weather most of the year at an elevation of about 10,000 feet. Summer temperatures will remain near 20 ° C (68 ° F), with substantial differences in day and night temperatures. The rainy season is slightly longer and dense to hefty rainfall is common. Snowfall may occur in the region of about 3-5 feet (0.91–1.52 m) in winter.
Zuluk surrounded by wooded forests; some forests are completely virgin. The sight of deer, wild dog, and the Himalayan bear red panda is not very uncommon. Some tigers have also reportedly spotted in the area.
Various types of birds can also be seen, such as blood pheasant, Himalayan monal, Kalij pheasant, snow pheasant, and others. In the summer months, the area and its surrounding hills covered with thousands of blooming rhododendrons. Zuluk during these months, there is a riot of colors caused by a variety of rhododendrons that can seen here.
Airport - Pakyong Airport (IATA Airport Code PYG) is the nearest airport in Pakyong, Sikkim. From there, one can drive around 3-4 hours to reach Zuluk.
Train - In West Bengal, the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) is the nearest railway station. A drive of about 7-8 hours will take up to one Zuluk.
Road - Siliguri to Zuluk can be reached by various hired vehicles in about 7 hours. Tourists can also hire cars from Gangtok to Zuluk for about 4 hours.
From Gangtok - 90 km (56 mi), about 4 hours
From NJP / Bagdogra - 160 km (99 mi), about 6 hours
From Kalimpong - 90 kilometers (56 mi), about 3.5 hours
From Pelling - 150 kilometers (93 mi), about 7 hours
From Darjeeling - 140 kilometers (87 mi), about 5 hours
Zuluk's three-level switchback roads offer views of Kanchenjunga and its mountain range. Other charms of the area include lakes, temples, routes that lead to Tibet. Some forests located around Zuluk are entirely unexplored and offer a wide variety of flora and fauna.
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TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please note as per the Government Rule, in 01 Tata Sumo / Hard Top Jeep only 08 heads are allowed that is including child. In 01 INNOVA only 06 heads are allowed that is including child. Incase the number of heads traveling increases above 08 in a Tata Sumo / Hard Top Jeep & 06 in an Innova than the guest will have to opt for the 2nd (second) vehicle for which the cost is mentioned above.
Incase the guest is opting for INNOVA as per the unwritten syndicate rule; INNOVA will do the main transfer & sightseeing of Kalimpong & Darjeeling only. Lachung & Pelling sightseeing will be done by NON AC Tata Sumo / Mahindra Maxx / Hard Top vehicle which may have front / side facing seat. Gangtok sightseeing will be done by NON AC Maruti Van / Similar (one vehicle for every 04 paying Pax). Also while opting for INNOVA please inform the guest to travel light with minimum baggage of one piece per person. In case of excess baggage the guest will have to opt for an extra vehicle for carrying the excess baggage. The cost for this will be collected directly from the guest.
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In case client wishes to prepone /postpone his or her travel dates, we request you to kindly reach us 15 days prior to journey date via e-mail.
The customers can prepone /postpone their tour once without any additional charges (if intimated before 15 days of travel date in written). However postponing & preponing second time will attract additional charges.
Also note that few service providers (Hoteliers, Transporter etc.) may apply postpone/prepone charges even after meeting above requirement. In such cases postpone/prepone charges will deducted from the advance amount deposited.
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The advance payment and the invoice Number allotted to you, are transferable i.e. you can pass on your booking to any of your friends/ relatives. (Please Note: In order to transfer your booking you must meet the above terms and conditions first).
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