Yuksom is a chronological municipality in Geyzing sub parts of West Sikkim region in the North-east Indian, state of Sikkim. It was the first capital of Sikkim recognized in 1642 AD by “Phuntsog Namgyal” who was the first Chogyal of Sikkim. The coronation site of the first ruler of Sikkim is called the ‘Throne of Norbugang’. Yuksom is where there is the Norbugang Chorten close to the Norbugang throne, the location Namgyal was crowned, a lake and a number of monasteries. The dynastic rule of the Chogyal last for 333 years.
The Chogyal recognized the first monastery at Yuksom in Sikkim called the Dubdi Monastery in 1701, which is part of Buddhist spiritual pilgrimage route involving the the Rabdentse ruins, Norbugang Chorten, the Khecheopalri Lake, Pemayangtse Monastery, the Sanga Choeling Monastery and the Tashiding Monastery.
Best Places to visit in Yuksom
- Khecheopalri Lake
- Tashiding Monastery
- Dubdi Monastery
- Kangchendzonga National Park
- Tashi Teenka
- Norbugang Coronation Throne
- Kartok Monastery
- Red Panda Tours and Travels
- Dzongri Goechala
Khecheopalri Lake, originally called Kha-Chot-Palri whose meaning is the heaven of Padmasambhava, is a lake situated near Khecheopalri village which is 147 kms west of Gangtok in the West Sikkim region of the North – eastern Indian state of Sikkim. Situated 34 kms to the north – west of Pelling town, the lake is blessed for both Hindus and Buddhists and is believed to be a wish satisfying lake.
Tashiding Monastery is a Buddhists monastery of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism in Western Sikkim, north – eastern India. It is situated on top of the mount growing between the the Rangeet River and Rathong chu, 19 kilometres to the south east and 40 kilometres from Gyalshing of Yuksom.
Dubdi Monastery is occasionally known as Yuksom Monastery, is a Buddhists monastery of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism close to Yuksom, in the Geyzing sub section of West Sikkim region, in northeastern India. The Chogyal recognized the first monastery at Yuksom in Sikkim called the Dubdi Monastery in 1701, which is part of Buddhist spiritual pilgrimage route involving the the Rabdentse ruins, Norbugang Chorten, the Khecheopalri Lake, Pemayangtse Monastery, the Sanga Choeling Monastery and the Tashiding Monastery.
Tashi Tenka was once the royal fort complex on a ridge to the south of town, but now just a ground promise the magnificent views of the surrounding. Facing toward the south one can spot the Rabdentse Monastery a bit higher to the left of the Pemayangtse Monastery
Best time to visit Yuksom
The climate is pleasant all time in Yuksam, so you be able to visit Yuksom at anytime you like. However, the finest months to visits the Yuksom is March to June.
How to reach Yuksom
By Air : The closest airport is in “Bagdogra” and 12 km west of Siliguri, approximately 170 km away from Yuksom. Visitors who wish to reach Yuksom by plane, “Bagdogra Airport” situated 160 kms away from this town is the nearest airport. This airport receives flights from different major destinations across the India. On getting down at this airport one can easily hire a cab or take a taxi till Yuksom.
By Train : The closest railway station is “New Jalpaiguri (NJP)” which is approximately 150 km from Yuksom. From NJP, one could book a taxi to Yuksom, as of March 2009. Be cautious to leave NJP by 11am as it takes approx 6 to 7 hours to reach Yuksom via Jorethang. The street to Yuksom is poorly lit and it is not sensible to travel at night.
By Road : The street to Yuksam is inadequately lit, it is not sensible to travel at night through there. So take a morning bus from the airport or railway station. Reach here in 5 hours from Geyzing using private jeeps. There is no buses are available for Yuksom, there are taxis to Yuksom from Pelling, Geyzing, Tashiding, and Gangtok. It might be hard to find shared jeeps after 1pm.