The capital city of the West Sikkim District, Geyzing is located at an altitude of 6,500 feet above the sea level with lofty and majestic mountains of the Himalayan range surrounding the city. The river Rangeet surges in the western part of the city. Keeping aside the scenic beauty of the nature that can be seen in this city; the many monasteries situated here make it a major tourist attraction.
Geyzing is one of the major towns in West District of Sikkim as well as the district headquarter. The town is also famous as Gyalshing among the local people and is located at a distance of 10km from Pelling. With the increase in the number of tourists travelling here every year, Geyzing has become a tourist hotspot and it is the main trading and commercial town of this region too. Yangtey, a hilltop which is a few kms away from here, is sited on top of a cliff and offers a beautiful scenic view. Straight down is the river Rangeet and up ahead you can see the marvelous Kanchenjunga Mountains. Apart from its natural picturesque beauty, this hill station is also famous for the monasteries which are visited by several Buddhist pilgrims. Pemayangtse Monastery, situated at a distance of 6 km from the region, is a beautiful monastery and one of the major tourist attractions of Geyzing. Travellers who visit this monastery can also see the ruins of the first palace of the Chogyal Kingdom. Another major attraction of Geyzing is Pelling where tourists can catch glimpses of many peaks which include Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Kumbhakarna, Shimbho, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Narsing and Siniyalchu.
Air: The Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Geyzing. It is 124 kms away from Geyzing. You will have to take a taxi from the airport to reach Geyzing.
Rail: The closest railway station is located in New Jalpaiguri. From there, taxis are available to travel within the area.
Road: Buses are available for tourists from places like Gangtok, Pelling, Jorethang, Yuksom, Darjeeling, Tashiding and Siliguri to reach Geyzing. It is well connected by road.
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