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Tinkitam Rayong is a petite village in Sikip Tehsil in South District of Sikkim State. Mount Kanchenjunga can be seen in the backdrop of this town and its natural habitat supports a rare species of orchid, Paphiopedilum Faireanum or lady's slipper. Unlike most wild orchids which grow on trees, this orchid is terrestrial and flowers in the months of October-November which is the ideal time to visit this beautiful place. Tinkitam also provides a sight of a dormant volcano that one can come across during the trek from Dentham to Tendong National Park.
Tinkitam is a small town in South Sikkim India which is slowly developing as an important tourist destination. This town is home to rare species of orchids and Paphiopedilum Faireanum and other orchids of the Cypripedioideae genus, also called "Lady's slipper". Near to this place is the Temi Tea Gardens which are the only tea estate of Sikkim. The town enjoys a temperate climate throughout the year and is almost isolated with very little population. If you are looking forward to a quiet and relaxing holiday, this is the place to come to.
Air: The nearest airport is at Bagdogra which is at a distance of more than 100 km from the town. You will first have to take a bus or taxi from here to reach Namchi. Then from there, you can hire a taxi to reach Tinkitam.
Rail: The Darjeeling Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is about 27 KM from Tinkitam.Ã«_You will have to book a taxi from here to get to Tinkitam.
Road: Buses are available from the nearest railway station or airport to Tinkitam. It is well connected by roads to other cities of Sikkim.
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