Zuluk Is A Dreamy Hill Station In The Eastern Himalayas With Zig-Zag Roads, Snow-Capped Mountains And More

by Shreya Rathod
Zuluk Is A Dreamy Hill Station In The Eastern Himalayas With Zig-Zag Roads, Snow-Capped Mountains And More

Offbeat locations are a treasure for solo travellers. One such location is Zuluk, a small village located on the rugged Himalayan terrain in East Sikkim. Though a remote village, it gives you a scenic view of the Kanchenjunga range and the Himalayas. Today, it is a major tourist attraction and has historical importance.

Zuluk: Ancient Silk Route

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Zuluk, or Dzuluk, a small village was a transit point and an overnight base for the traders travelling to Tibet. However, after the Chinese invasion, the place lost its purpose. Since the place is near the wildlife and dense forest, you might spot deer, red bears and Himalayan pandas in the area. The summers in Dzuluk are blooming days for rhododendron, a vibrant pink flower. Also, the place has the largest population of birds that you will like to observe.

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Protected Area And Permit Needed

Dzuluk is a protected area, which means you will need a special permit to enter and stay here. Since it is close to the Chinese borders, Dzuluk is a military base for the Indian Army. It is also a transit camp for the army movement.
The permission to enter this place requires a special Inner Line Permit. Adult visitors are required to bring either Passport or Voter ID. While children below the age of 18 are required to bring either a Birth Certificate or Passport with an Identity card, which can be a School ID or Aadhar Card. Besides that, they need a passport-size photo and four copies of the required documents.

Best Time To Visit Zuluk

The high altitude of the place makes it a pleasant location all year round. Though in monsoons, heavy rains are common. The winter experiences thick snowfall.

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A serene and beautiful place with a fantastic view is the perfect definition of Zuluk.

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