Gyalshing is located in the north-eastern state of Sikkim and is the headquarters of West Sikkim. It is also known as Geyzing that translates into the King’s Garden. Situated at an altitude of 823 m above mean sea level, the town is home to unique flora and fauna to flourish. A place of immense natural beauty, Gyalshing is a link between other popular tourist destinations around the city.
The beautiful River Rangeet flows through its western front. It is growing in popularity as a tourist destination for its natural beauty and spiritual tourism, trekking and mountaineering activities. It serves as the base camp for trekking on Mount Kanchenjunga.
Top Tourist Places to Visit in Gyalshing
- The Rabdentse monastery : Gyalshing is famous for its ancient Buddhist monasteries. The Rabdentse monastery is an old monastery and a significant Buddhist pilgrimage destination. Rabdentse was Sikkim’s capital for till the 18th century AD.
- Pemayangtse Monastery : It is another famous monastery is the Pemayangtse Monastery located at a distance of 6 km from Gyalshing.
- The Gyalshing Bazaar : The ancient bazaar is almost 100 yrs old. Today it is a full-fledged flourishing market with goods of all sorts sold here.
- Mendang or Holy Wall : Built by the third king, Chogyal Chador Namgyal, this is the longest wall in Gyalshing and is revered as the holiest monument.
- Pelling : It is a beautiful destination located at a distance of just 10 km from Gyalshing. Here you can visit the rock gardens, Kanchenjunga Falls, the Change Waterfalls, a waterfall near Rimbi, Singshore Bridge, the Khechuperi Lake considered as holy by the Buddhists. Pelling is situated at an altitude of 2050 m above mean sea level and offers stunning views of peaks like Kabru, Koktang, Shambho, Kanchenjunga, Siniscalchi, Rathong, Kumbhakarna, Narsing and Pandim.
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