Also Refered As:

Mangalbaray, Chuchen

Biksthang, West Sikkim Overview

Biksthang, also famous as Mangalbaray and Chuchen, is a small farmhouse in the Pelling district of Sikkim. It is popular for having a beautiful environment, including the picturesque view of the Himalayas. Being situated at a great height, Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse provides an amazing glimpse of the majestic Himalayas. It is believed to be one of the most serene destinations of Sikkim and is the perfect holiday destination for those wishing to just relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

The small perfect village of Biksthang, is at a distance of 119 kms from Gangtok in West Sikkim. Positioned amidst beautiful sceneries and surrounded by majestic mountains, it has a stunning view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. The farmhouse directly faces Ghangchhen mZho Nga (Khangchendzogna), the guardian God of Sikkim, which is the source of five treasures, symbolized by the five peaks of Mt Khangchendzogna, Mt. Gabur Gangtsen (Kabru), Mt. Pandim, Mt. Narsing and Mt. Simvo. Biksthang is also famous as a bird watching hot spot. Its divine wilderness and pleasant climate offer a scenic view well-suited to shelter nature loves as well as world-weary tourists.

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Best Time to Visit Biksthang

Biksthang can be visited at any time of the year. If you want to savor the best views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, the ideal time of visiting the place is from October to February.

Sightseeing Around Biksthang

Biksthang is chiefly known among tourists for providing the beautiful sight of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The place is sited close to Pelling and the tourists can travel to the regular sightseeing places of Pelling from Biksthang. Pelling also has several monasteries like Dubdi Monastery, Sanga Choeling Monastery, Tashiding Monastery and Pemayangste Monastery. The breath-taking sight of the Khecheopalri Lake is splendid. You can also visit the marvelous Khangchendzonga Falls and the Shinshore Bridge and Temi Tea Garden here.

How to reach Biksthang

  • Air: Biksthang sandwiched between Jorethang and Legship, is situated at a distance of 124 km from Bagdogra airport which is the nearest airport. Taxis and cabs are available here to take you to Biksthang.

  • Rail: The nearest railhead is the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. Arrangements can be made on prior request by the resorts at Biksthang to offer taxi service from New Jalpaiguri or Bagdogra.

  • Road: Biksthang is well connected by motorable roads. You can drive from Siliguri through Teesta to reach Melli. Then take a turn towards Jorethang and instead of going towards Darjeeling, drive further to reach Biksthang. You can also reach here via Gangtok, which is at a distance of 119 km.

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