(Last Updated on : 08/06/2015)
Pastanga is the hill station in East Sikkim District of Sikkim
state of North east region of India. Pastanga has the picturesque view of traditional Sikkimese village, which is the prefect weekend gateway.
Location of Pastanga
Pastanga has the village, which is located at an altitude of 1423metres. This village is nestled amidst exotic varieties of flora and fauna.
Tourism in Pastanga
Pastanga is scattered with a number of sightseeing places, which enhances the appeal of the place to the tourists of both national and international level. Pastanga has one of the prime attractions of the region that is the Heritage Homes of the Rais and Bhutias. This royal abode was built with bamboos and mud, this rare architecture has been treasured for more than 150 years by the people of Pastanga. The walls of this age-old architecture are built in three layered structure, where the inner layer is made of bamboo and the outer layer is plastered with mud on the bamboo framework. The whole structure of the house is elevated around 5 feet above the ground and supported by wooden pillars.
Sumni-hwari in Pastanga
A visit to the nearby "Sumni-hwari" waterfall is truly notable to the photographers. A number of natural springs constitute the major source of the waterfall, cascading from a height of about 150 meters. The waterfall is considered as a sacred site, and the worship of Goddess Durga
takes place nearby the site on Chandi Purnima
Village Life of Pastanga
The village of Pastanga is also known for its herbal garden that nurtures a number of medicinal plants. The medicinal plants are identified scientifically and are utilized for educating people.
Orchid Poly House in Pastanga
Orchid Poly-house is home to an unusual assortment of rhododendrons, wild orchids and mosses. You can savour the sight of blooming orchids, while visiting in the month of April and May.
Nopkom in Pastanga
Nopkom has an exotic hilltop region. It has a major nearby spot of tourist interest, located at the meeting point of the Gaucharan village and emerald green forest. From this point, the spectacular view of Mt. Kanchanjungha
, the well-known Buddhist monastery, Rumtek monastery
and the outstanding view of the village attract the tourists.
Takcham River in Pastanga
Takcham River is renowned for its hot water. The golden yellow water of the river is famous for its healing properties. You will also find a picnic spot nearby the site. The place also houses a site for traditional angling.
Pastanga is well connected by roadway via Ranipool and Bhusuk. It is also just an hours drive from the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok
. One can also hire a taxi from Gangtok to reach Pastanga. Pastanga summons the tourists throughout the year.