Thambi View Point - Silk Route Sikkim
Indian & Chinese
Situated at an elevation of around 11600 feet above sea level and just a few kilometers north of Zuluk, Thambi Viewpoint is one of the most popular tourist attractions offering a sweeping view of Mount Kanchenjunga. Not more than 15 km away from Zuluk, the viewpoint offers a fascinating view of the sunrise and the magnificent view of the famous zig-zag road on the Silk Route. Thambi View Point, with its breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayan Peaks and splendid sunrise, has bewitched the minds of many travelers.
Thambi View Point Attractions
The three-level winding road on the neighboring hills, with its unique geometrical curves, leads to Thambi View Point, providing visitors with thrilling experiences. Thambi View Point, at an elevation of 11,600 feet above sea level, provides a spectacular sunrise view. From this vantage point, the entire Eastern Himalayas can be seen in its full glory. Thambi View Point also provides an unobstructed view of the zig-zag road that visitors crossed on their route from Zuluk to get here. It is one of the finest attractions you will get to see from this viewpoint. Lungthung Viewpoint is another nearby attraction you can visit. At an elevation of 13,500 feet above sea level, Nathang Valley is just 10 kilometers of driving distance away. Nathang Valley is called the Ladakh of East Sikkim due to its immense beauty and the view of the Himalayan peaks it offers.
How to Reach Thambi Viewpoint
By Air: The nearest operational airport to Thambi Viewpoint is located at Bagdogra. The approximate distance between them is not more than 155 km. Travelers after landing at Bagdogra Aiport, need to hire a car in order to reach Thambi Viewpoint via NH 10.
By Train: New Jalpaiguri Junction, popularly known as NJP, is the nearest railhead. The approximate distance between them is around 148 km. The railway station is well connected with most of the major cities.
By Car: With the help of a rented car, travelers can visit the viewpoint from Siliguri and other nearby cities quite easily. To skip the hassle of bargaining, you can opt for a pre-booked car from a trusted taxi rental agency.
Best Time to Visit Thambi Viewpoint
The season of summer is considered to be the best time to visit the Thambi Viewpoint. If you visit the viewpoint between the months of April to June, you will get a chance to witness a 360-degree view of the surroundings including the mighty Kanchenjunga, the famous Zig-Zag Road of the Silk Route, and a glimpse of Zuluk, etc.