Laxman Chowk in Sikkim Silk Route
Indian & Chinese
Laxman Chowk is a tourist attraction on the Silk Route of Sikkim. Most people refer to Laxman Chowk as Luxmi Chowk. The RN Road splits near Laxman Chowk, with one branch leading to Old Baba Mandir and the other to Nathang Valley. Laxman Chowk, at a height of 12800 feet, was named after Lt. Col. Laxman Singh. Under the direction of Lt. Col. Laxman Singh, the unit secured the watershed opposite the Chinese in General Area Dokala in 1965. On the 65th Raising Day of the Battalion during the Unit's Second stay in Nathang, the Commander, 164 Mountain Brigade, dedicated a memorial. Laxman Chowk offers a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, and a cafe developed by the Sikkim Tourism Department is set to open soon.
Sightseeing Attractions near Laxman Chowk
From Laxman Chowk, you can visit Old Baba Mandir. This shrine is very popular among tourists and was built in the memory of Baba Harbhajan Singh who was an Indian Soldier. From Laxman Chowk, one can also visit Nathang Valley. Nathang Valley, also known as Gnathang Valley, is a paradise located at an elevation of 13,500 feet. It is undeniably a lovely location. The valley was once home to Tibet's traditional yak herders. This is East Sikkim's highest point. The captivating valley and the snow-capped mountains are out of this world. Nathang Valley is East Sikkim's most popular offbeat destination.
Best Time to Visit Laxman Chowk in Sikkim
The months of summer (April to June) is considered to be the best time to visit Laxman Chowk in Sikkim. If you visit during any of these months, you will be greeted with pleasant weather and a clear view of the breathtaking snow-clad Kanchenjunga. Monsoon is not ideal due to the muddy roads and frequent landslides.