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Borong, South Sikkim Overview

Borong is a small beautiful village near Ravangla in South Sikkim which has recently gained fame due to increasing popularity of village tourism and eco-tourism activities. With Himalayan Mountains sited at the backdrop, Borong is an ideal place for those looking for some peace and tranquility.

Borong, a scenic village at an altitude of 5800 feet in South Sikkim, is the perfect tourist spot for nature lovers. You can enjoy a comfortable stay at Borong in cottages that are surrounded by hilly trees on each side and catch a beautiful view of the snow-covered Himalayan Mountains. When the sun kisses the snow peaks at the time of sunrise, it_ã_s a sight that is worth the effort that you put in to visit Borong. You can also enjoy sight-seeing at the Narsingh, Sinolchu and Pandim peaks and relish this splendid scenery while listening to the chirping of unique birds like the black magpie, the scarlet minivet and the Himalayan pheasants. Apart from the mesmerizing beauty, there are many tourist places where you could catch a glimpse of and understand the local culture of Borong.

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Best Time To Visit Borong

The beauty of Borong can be relished throughout the year. But if you want to enjoy the festival taking place by the bank of Rangeet River, then you can visit Borong during February.

Traveling Around Borong

You can hire cars to travel within Borong. Cabs are available all over the place.

Stay Near Borong

There are two accommodations at Borong which are situated amidst beautiful hilly trees surrounding them. Both these accommodation options provide dining facilities. If you have the desire to enjoy the nature at its best, then you should rush to the kaleidoscopic land of Main am Hill base, a place of divine beauty that will mesmerize your senses. It is a spectacular place that overlooks Borong in the most glorious from. In the scenic slope of Main am Hill is The Wild Flower Retreat, an eco-friendly resort. The resort has six cottages traditionally designed cottages set amidst picturesque greenery. A wide variety of wild flowers and wild birds can be seen from the private balcony here without any disturbance. You can see the tropical mountain range from the resort rooms here.

Sightseeing Around Borong

You can have a great sightseeing experience of some extraordinary views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and other the snow-covered peaks. A fantastic sight of sunrise from the snow-capped mountains is one of the biggest reasons to take a trip to this beautiful place. You might also want to catch a glimpse of Sinolchu, Narsingh and Pandim peaks. One can also visit nearby places such as nearby places such as Fatak Village, Gerang Monastery, the Silver Falls and the Barely Bridge. A hot fountain situated at a distance of 3km from Borong, on the bank of Rangit River is a beautiful place to visit too.

Activities At Borong

Borong provides a great site for trekking to Meenam Peak. You can also do trekking at Namti that terminates in Borong and it takes about 6 days to finish the trek. You can also go for bird-watching in Borong as it has a large variety of birds like the scarlet minivet, the black magpie and the Himalayan pheasants.

Shopping At Borong

Tourists say M. G. Marg Marketë_andë_Directorate of Handloom and Handicraftsë_are the bestë_shopping and nightlife places in Borong. There isë_1 place available for shopping in Siligurië_a city 45 km fromë_Borongë_andë_1 place for shopping in Bhagalpurë_which is 168 km distant. The most famous ones areë_Chorister & Mall in Siligurië_and Vikramshila And _ÑÉThe Silk City_Ñé in Bhagalpur.

Local Experiences At Borong

The People of Sikkim are divided into three ethnic groups, that is, Lepcha, Bhatia and Nepali. Communities from different backgrounds intermingle freely in Sikkim to form a diversified yet a homogenous blend. Hindu Temples coexist with Buddhist Monasteries, Churches, Mosque and Gurudwara. These myriad Cultures has produced a quintessential Sikkimese Culture that encompasses all ways and walk of life, but has also managed to preserve their own identity. These can also be seen in the several places of Worship, Festivals and Cultural dances that are celebrated with great vigor through the year.

Nightlife At Borong

Tourists say M. G. Marg Marketë_andë_Directorate of Handloom and Handicraftsë_are the bestë_shopping and nightlife places in Borong. There isë_1 place available for shopping in Siligurië_a city 45 km fromë_Borongë_andë_1 place for shopping in Bhagalpurë_which is 168 km distant. The most famous ones areë_Chowrasta & Mall in Siligurië_and Vikramshila And _ÑÉThe Silk City_Ñé in Bhagalpur. These are the common nightlife places too.

Food At Borong

The local Cuisine of Sikkimë_includes dishes like Thukpa/Gya-thuk, Momo, Kinema curry, Gundruk & Sinki, Chhurpi etc. One must try the local cuisine of Sikkim while visiting Borong.

Restaurants Near Borong

Mt. Narsing Village Resort and Club 8000 The Brang Mountain resort are some popular restaurants where you can enjoyë_delicious Sikkimese, Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine.

Sample Itinerary For Borong

Reach the Borong village and check into a beautiful resort. After that, after having a meal at the resort dining facilities itself, go for sightseeing at the Mt. Kanchenjungha and the other snow covered peaks. Return to your resort and go for shopping or just relax at your cottage. Hire a cab to visit the Along Monastery, 5 kms away from the town, the next day. Also take a trip to the other nearby places such as Fatak Village, Gerang Monastery, the Silver Falls and the Barely Bridge. A hot fountain situated at a distance of 3km from Borong, on the bank of Rangit River is a beautiful place to visit too.

Tips For Visiting Borong

Always travel around with a guide. Vegetation here is delicate so follow the designated trails. Do not litter and deposit garbage at designated places. Keep all sorts of pollutants away from lakes. Take permission before clicking photographs. It is customary to leave a donation at a monastery and to circle shrines in clockwise direction. Don_Ñét buy endangered species or antiques.

How to reach Borong

  • Air: Flights are available to Bagdogra Airport, which is the nearest airport to Borong. It is located in West Bengal. From there you will have to take a train to Sikkim.

  • Rail: The nearest railway station to Borong is New Jalpaiguri. Then from the station, you will have to take a cab that will take you to Borong via Ravangla.

  • Road: You can travel to Jorethang or Sing tam from Siliguri bus stand and then reach Borong. Borong can also be reached from Pelling, Gangtok or Rinchenpong via car.

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