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How To Reach Dzuluk
The village of Dzuluk is situated in the eastern part of Sikkim, and lies at an altitude of 3000 m. It is located on the old Silk Route that once connected India to Tibet, before the Chinese invasion of the latter. Silk Route gets its name from the extensive trade of fur, wool and silk that took place between the two countries in the early 20th century; since the closure of the route, Dzuluk remains simply an up and coming tourist destination a few kilometers away from China.
A mountain community with a population of just around 700 natives, Dzuluk is a beautiful, albeit mostly undiscovered part of Sikkim that has great potential to become one of the best tourist spots in the state. Reaching here requires a certain amount of traveling that will undoubtedly prove worthwhile. Here are some of the most convenient ways to reach Dzuluk.
The closest airport from Dzuluk is the Pakyong Airport located in Gangtok, Sikkim. However, since it became operational only in September of 2018, it is still yet to operate from regions other than Guwahati and Kolkata. The next closest airport is the Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, West Bengal. It connects to all major national and international destinations and is located around 150 km away from Dzuluk. Outside the airport, private transportation can be arranged to take you to Dzuluk directly, which takes around 5-6 hours drive.
New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in West Bengal is the nearest railhead from Dzuluk, and is situated around 160 km away. It is a well connected railway junction to all major cities in India with regular trains operating between key locations. Outside the station, there are options with public and private transportation in the form of buses and cabs available to take you to Dzuluk directly.
Dzuluk has a good road network that connects it to a number of regions close by. From Darjeeling, New Jalpaiguri and Bagdogra, the most convenient route taken is through Rangpo via National Highway 10, which is the entry point to Sikkim. The route passes through Rorathang, Rhenock, Lingtam, Rongli Bazaar and then to Dzuluk.
The other route to reach Dzuluk is via Kalimpong, which passes through Algarah, Pedong, Reshikhola, Aritar and then to Rongli Bazaar. This road is usually taken by those traveling from East Sikkim. Dzuluk can also be reached from Gangtok via Tsomgo Lake.
Dzuluk is a remote village with no forms of public transportation. People either walk to nearby locations, or travel with tourist packages that provide all forms of transport to chief landmarks and noteworthy areas.