Offbeat Holiday Destination! This Sikkim Village Will Transcend You Into Serenity

by Mallika Khurana
Offbeat Holiday Destination! This Sikkim Village Will Transcend You Into Serenity

In a quiet region of West Sikkim, Martam is a lovely Himalayan village with breathtaking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The region is well known for its pleasant small-town lifestyle and breathtaking natural surroundings. While Uttarey, Bermiok, and Rinchenpong are popular tourist destinations that are relatively close by, Martam is far away from the annoyance of the tourist crowd. This small community is well-known for the variety of plants and animals that it is home to, as well as for having some of Sikkim’s most beautiful birds.

A Charming Village With Tranquility

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Martam, an immaculate hamlet in West Sikkim, is one of Bermiok Martam’s attractions. If you want to see authentic Sikkimese rural life in the Himalayas and get a breathtaking panoramic view of Kanchenjunga, head to Martam village.

On the village’s grounds, the “Yuma Samyo Manghim” temple, which was built by followers of this religion, still stands as a monument to the community’s glorious religious past. A substantial stone bench that was once the seat of the famous mystic Guru Teyongsi Srijunga may be seen at the entrance to the mystic temple. Legend has it that Guru Srijunga used to sit here and give sermons to his devoted followers.

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There Is A Lot To Do In Bermiok Martam

Bermiock Martam Sikkim
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This small community is close to a lot of interesting and beautiful places. The top attractions are listed here:

  • The caverns and waterfalls of Srijunga are major historical sites close to Martam.
  • Another magnificent waterfall that may be seen after this is the Pheng Doji Falls, which is situated close to Hee-Gaon in the Hee-Khola area.
  • You can go to the renowned Rabindranath Smritiban, which served as Bengal’s great Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s ultimate resting place.
  • The magnificent Hee Water Garden has the Mani Chukar. It is commonly known as the largest Buddhist water prayer wheel in the world.
  • The Alley Cave Temple, located just above a watchtower on Martam offers a breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • You may also find the picturesque lake Chaaya Taal and take boat rides.
  • Some neighbouring places worth visiting are the Changay Waterfall, Resum Monastery, Singshore Bridge, Rabdentse Ruins, Pemyangtse Monastery, Pelling, and Yuksom.
  • The Red Panda Gate is one of the entrances of the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary.  It is located around 10 kilometres from Martam.

Where: West Sikkim

Best Months To Visit: October to February

When in Sikkim, don’t forget to visit this beautiful village!

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