Magnificent Himalayan peaks, thick forests, sparkling streams, vibrant monasteries and a soul-soothing ambience is what defines the enchanting hill resort of Mangan. The little town sits as the headquarter of the North Sikkim district, perched at an elevation of 4000 ft. above sea level, also serving as a transit base for people travelling to other much popular tourist destinations of the region including Lachung, Lachen and Chungthang. The unmatched tranquillity of this little Himalayan town, occasionally broken by soft rustling of the leaves, effervescent music of the bubbling streams and melodious chirps of colourful little birds, often casts a magical spell on every nature lover and soul seeker who throng here in quest of profound quietude and solace, away from humdrums of the deafening city lives. The little hamlet is considered no less than a paradise for photography geeks too and leaves them in sheer awe of the stunning beauty oozing from every inch of Mt. Kanchenjunga that has been standing here in its ever enchanting glory since ages.
Travellers who are up for some adventure in Mangan, would also definitely not leave disappointed; the place offers a plethora of adventure activities that are sure to satiate the adrenaline cravings for even most passionate of the adventure aficionados; trekking here has its own unique charm and gives a lifetime opportunity to hikers go around and uncover the hidden trails amidst deep wilderness of nature. For those who love going beyond trekking and are often in quest of trying their hands at something new, too have to their disposal, activities like paragliding, rick-climbing, mountain-biking and forest camping and which are sure to leave them with an exhilarating experience simply unmatched.
Mangan also has in its store, something for spirituality seekers; the little town houses one of Sikkim’s six of the oldest and most revered monasteries, the ‘Labrang Gompa’. By far the must visit tourist attraction of the town, famed for its mix of Tibetan & Indian Vihara architectural style, exquisitely carved murals, beautiful statues and peaceful & serene surroundings, this monastery is sure to take every visitor in complete awe of a spiritual splendour in just no time. Besides, the ‘Phadong Monastery’, located in close vicinity is also quite a popular religious site in the town and is visited by countless Buddhist pilgrims seeking blessing of the lord. During the holidays in Mangan, one can also not miss taking an excursion to the ancient ‘Tholung Monastery’ which sits in the upper Dzongu region amidst a dense forest and bedazzles every visitor with its precious collection of holy scripts, sacred religious artefacts belonging to some of the great lamas and patron saints of Sikkim.
For those travelling to Mangan with a sole purpose to get a closer rendezvous with its colourful and vivacious culture, must plan a trip during the famous ‘Mangan Music Festival’ which is held in the month of December every year. Organized by the Sikkim State Tourism Department, it makes for a great venue to witness beautiful musical talent of Sikkim, with various famous bands from the state as well as other parts of the North East region performing and enticing their guests. Folk art, handicraft exhibits and an exotic cuisine are additional ingredients which make it all the more fun and exciting.
In case one is seeking for some travel instructions to reach Mangan, be informed that the town is well connected by a metalled road to the capital city of Gangtok which only lies at a distance of approximately 65 km. The nearest airport is the ‘Bagdogra Airport’ located in Siliguri, West Bengal. Private & shared cabs, taxis and state run buses ply at regular intervals from the airport and take about 4-5 hours getting tourists to their intended holiday destination. For those travelling through rail journey, must either get down at the ‘Siliguri Railway Station’ (114 km.) or the ‘New Jalpaiguri Railway Station’ (125 km.). From the rail heads, continue with remaining of the journey via road by a taxi, jeep or a bus.
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