Uttarey

Uttarey is a small hilly village situated at a height of 7610 ft in West Sikkim. Some of the famous trekking routes of the Himalayas start from this village. Recently cars are plying from Uttarey to Laminipokhri (8200 ft). The view of Nathula Range, Singalila Range, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru and other snow capped peaks on a cloudless day is awe inspiring. Kagyut Monastery and Gumbadara Pokhri is located nearby. One can visit Manghim and Trout Breeding Centre by trekking or car. Mainbus Waterfalls is a two hour trek from Trout Fishing Centre. Asia's Second Highest Gorge Bridge, Singhshore Bridge is located 6 km from Uttarey. You can also visit Dentam, 9 km from Uttarey where you can witness terrace farming on the hill slopes and cheese processing at the Alpine Cheese Factory. Other attractions in Dentam include Jalpadevi Mandir, Durgamandir and Shivmandir.


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How to Reach

Trains are running from Sealdah, Howrah and Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri. The journey from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri takes around 10 hours. Auto rickshaws are plying from New Jalpaiguri to Siliguri. Uttarey is 160 km from Siliguri. Cars are available to reach Uttarey. You can also get Jorthang-bound shared jeeps from Siliguri SNT Bus Stand. From Jorthang, hired jeeps are available to take you to Uttarey.

Accommodation

Nagbeli Resort. Tariff - Rs. 700-4000. Tel: 9733184535.
Green Valley Resort. Tariff - Rs. 700-1000. Tel: 9733084992.
Hotel Uttarey. Tariff - Rs. 900. Tel: 7407180232.

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