Sribadam-A Ethnic Bhutia Village Stay in West Sikkim

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Sribadam is a beautiful forest village located at an altitude of 1,821m above sea level. The village lies in West Sikkim which falls within Rinchenpong constituency.

Lush green forests, rivers, waterfalls, a meditation centre, holy water wheel and monasteries envelope the village of Sribadam.

Sribadam is located in a remote valley just 42km away from Darjeeling and 35km away from Pelling. Trekking to Varsey Rhododendron wildlife sanctuary and Singalila National Park from Sribadam is easily accessible and should be a part of any stay in the area.

Our eco-friendly and litter-free homestay follows the ‘3 ‘R’S’ REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. Many of the ingredients for our meals are organically produced in our farm and you are welcome to observe and participate in our farm activities. The food served is traditional Sikkimese; cowrie (a warming winter soup with wheat shells), momos (dumplings) and gyathuk (meat or vegetable soup) to name a few. We can cater for non-vegetarian and vegetarian diets.

Nearby Places from Sribadam-

PHUNTSOK CHOELING MONASTERY

This monastery conducts meditational practices during the rainy season in the month of June, July for a period of 2 weeks. It is popular with people from Sikkim bur also attracts people from neighbouring Nepal and Bhutan. The monastery is also well known for healing people from any kind of sickness, relief from ailments are achieved through religious rituals and practices.

THE NYINGMA PALYUL DECHEN GAWELLNG MONASTERY

This monastery is famous for its festival of Phurpa Tordo Puja and authentic Cham Dance (Mask Dance) which is performed during the month of December/ January every year.

LAKES

There are two natural lakes and one artificial lake at Sribadam. Lakes like Bhaishi Pokhori, Jhor Pokhori, and Tar Lake (artificial lake) are well known. Bhaishi Pokhori is amidst in the dense forest of Sribadam. This lake has numerous amounts of fish and these waters attract many birds and other forms of wildlife. However, fishing is forbidden as this is a sacred site.

HERITAGE HOUSES

Tribal houses of Bhutia, Lepcha, Limboo and Nepali tribes of Sikkim located at the village.

WOODWORK INDUSTRY

You can visit the local workshop observe the craft of wood carving in process. At this centre wood planks and tables known as Thockchi and holy seats for Rinpoches (Abbots) are created. These are traditional arts and crafts of the Buddhist Himalayan states of India.

WATERFALLS

There are three waterfalls in the middle of Sribadam village. This river is the source for drinking water in Rinchenpong constituency. The Reshi khola(river) has two waterfalls called Reshi waterfall and Thary khola(river) has one waterfall as well as the Sribadam waterfall.

PRAYING WHEELS

Buddhist praying wheels powered by the water currents have been constructed in the nearby streams of Sribadam. They are sites of where wishes are made and fulfilled.

VARSEY RHODODENDRON TREKKING AND SINGALILA PARK

For trekking enthusiasts the route from Sribadam to Varsey Rhododendron sanctuary to Singalila is must do. Trekking camps and different Trekking packages are available from Eshab home stay.

RAMEY DHAM

Ramey Dham is an excellent place from which to watch the magnificent sunrise over the stunning Kanchendzonga mountain range.

Cost-Rs.1300 per head per day with all meals.

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