Singshore Bridge, with an height of over 100 m and 240 m in length, is the highest bridge in Sikkim and the second highest bridge in Asia. It is truly a man made marvel that offers the spectacular baseview of immense greenery that makes it difficult to distinguish between the lowlands and the mountains. You can feel the thrill when you are standing in the middle of the bridge and the strong wind blows. The river flowing through the uneven rocks seems breathtaking along with the effusive sound of the waterfalls. It is one among the oldest bridge that connects two hills and shortens the travel time as well as the distance for the trekkers. This engineers triumph is certainly one of the most popular tourist destination in Sikkim.
What To Do And See
While trekking further after crossing the Singshore Bridge, one can visit the Alpine cheese factory and bag some famous gouda cheese from there. Then around 10 km away there is Uttarey Village, which is home to one of the oldest Uttarey society situated at the Indo-Nepal Border. Singshore Bridge is situated at a distance of 5 Km from Pelling, which opens up the popular tourist destinations of Pelling for visit along with the Singshore Bridge, such as the Pemayangtse Monastery which is just around 25 km away. Then witness the mighty fall of the Khangchendzonga Waterfalls, Rabdentse Ruins; a treat for the history buffs. Another very famous monastery; Sangachoeling Monastery is also situated at Pelling. Few other places in Pelling, like the Khecheopalri Lake, Sewaro Rock Garden and Darap Subba Village, can also be included within the trip to the Singshore Bridge.
Singshore Bridge is located around 5 km away from Pelling. One can get onto SSRTC bus / shared jeep from Gangtok to reach Pelling (133 km) and then choose to trek to the bridge, or else can hire a private taxi to directly reach to the Singshore Bridge.
Best Time To Visit
Other than the monsoon months from June - August, rest all the months are considered to be the best months to visit the Singshore Bridge. The Bridge is open on all days of the week from 6:00 am - 6:00 pm with no entry charges.