(Last Updated on : 23-09-2013)
Tooruk, situated in southern part of Sikkim
, is an excellent place to explore the enchanting beauty of nature. It offers a refreshing time to the tourists from the hassling city life. The lush green lawns and fresh breeze of the place surrounded by the beautiful surroundings of Tooruk estate is a delightful experience. The estate spans about 9 acres of land.
The major attraction of Tooruk is the "heritage home" which was constructed in the ancient past. Exotic flora and fauna surrounds the building and the hospitality of the landlords of Tooruk estate adds to the charm of the place. Razor edge cliff, located in Taraiy Bheer, is another alluring site in Tooruk which offers a splendid view of Teesta
and Rangeet rivers
. The beautiful Teesta River flows about 4000 feet below from this site. Magnificent view of Kalimpong
can also be obtained from Tooruk. Taraiy Bheer cliff is another tourist site in this region from where mesmerizing sunsets can be enjoyed.
Tooruk is a paradise for bird watchers. Exotic species of birds can be spotted in Tooruk such as Red Vented Bulbul, Oriental White Eye, Owl etc. Tooruk is immensely enjoyable for adventure lovers. White water rafting
along the roaring Teesta River is one of the most enchanting experiences, which provides a thrilling roller coaster ride to the rafters. Trekkers
can also have a great time in Tooruk. Hill slopes of the place are covered with emerald green vegetation making the trekking experience extremely delightful. A number of medicinal herbs are also found among the hill vegetation.
Among the tweeting birds, humming bees
and the intoxicating aroma of wild blooms, tourism becomes blissful. Another intriguing activity in Tooruk includes a walk in the villages witnessing the simple lifestyle of the local folks. Many a times, cultural functions are organized in the evenings which comprise of beautiful rustic musical performances by the local villagers. A number of attractive tourist destinations are also situated near Tooruk, among which one of them is Namchi
. Namchi is famed for housing a Samdruptse Monastery with a 135 feet high statue of Guru Padmasambhava. This serine destination provides comforting accommodation and other facilities to the tourists.