Situated at a height of 11,800 feet, Yumthang is also known as the 'Valley of Flowers'. It is considered a paradise for nature lovers due to its magnificent blend of rich flora and rare fauna coupled with its breathtaking scenic beauty. The best season to visit is spring, where the entire landscape is filled with colours of Primulas and Rhododendrons making Yumthang immensely popular among tourists. The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary cannot be missed especially with its 24 species of Rhododendron flowers.The hot spring located on the right side of Yumthang River is also a popular tourist attraction. Apart from the beautiful landscape, the valley is surrounded by Silver Fir and Pine trees, as well as cascading waterfalls and streams.
A trek to Shiva Mandir in Yumthang can be refreshing and exhilarating. Situated further up at an altitude of around 16,000 feet is Yumesamdong that offers a breathtaking view of the landscape. The best way to reach Yumthang is through Lachung valley, situated at a height of 8000 feet. The villages on either side have managed to retain the unique culture and tradition of Yumthang.
Bagdogra airport is the nearest airport
The nearest railways station is New Jalpaiguri
Yumthang is connected by road to major cities in India
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