(Last Updated on : 08/09/2014)
Barbing, situated in Sikkim
, is an ideal destination for having a close rendezvous with the grandeur of nature. It lies beside a monastery on the ravines of a hill. Located at an altitude of 5000 feet, the place is adored by the nature lovers owing to its picturesque landscapes. At night Barbing offers a panoramic view of the spectacularly lit Gangtok
city. The place is enclosed by dense virgin forest.
Amusement Park at Barbing
Barbing gained prominence among the tourists owing to the development of an Amusement Park equipped with planetarium, musical fountains, joyrides, video game parlour, card parlour, bowling alley, indoor swimming pool, simulators, toy trains and childrens park which make a plethora of entertainment options for the visitors. The park spans over an area of 16 acres on a lush valley. Tourists belonging to all age groups can have an enjoyable time at the park. The park also hosts some exquisite cottages which stand overlooking the slopes and the Gangtok city.
Other Attractions of Barbing
Lingdum Monastery is situated nearby, which is also worth exploring. There is also the Ban Jhakri Waterfall
which is another testament of natural splendour.
The wild stream has a soothing melody which is very refreshing for the tourist. In addition to this, tourists at Barbing can also wander around the place and explore the lifestyle of the locales. The serene pathways lined with dense foliage and the cool refreshing breeze of Barbing is a great escape from the bustling city life into the laps of nature.
Nearby Attractions of Barbing
There are several spots near Barbing which delights the tourists in their own unique way. Rumtek Monastery
is most popular among those, which is located at a distance of 20 kilometres. It is a Tibetian Monastery, also known as Dharmachakra Center. Tashi View Point
is another preferred spot situated 15 kilometres away along the North Sikkim highway. The point offers magnificent view of the snow draped Mount Kangchendzonga. Ganesh Tok
is 15 kilometres away while Hanuman Tok
is 20 kilometres away. Tsongmo lake, also popular as Changu lake
, is an emerald green lake enclosed with towering mountains, situated 50 kilometres away from Barbing. The Indo-China trade route and Nathu-La Pass
are also not worth missing.
Barbing can be visited all through the year; however January to early March is the best time to see the frozen Changu Lake. The cool and breezy weather of Barbing is pleasant for beating the summer heat of the cities. The place is situated at a distance of 14 kilometres from Gangtok and tourists can hire private cabs from the city. Comfortable lodging facilities are available and the restaurants there serve some of the delicious food delicacies.