Thursday, October 20, 2016

Uttarey – a dreamy village of Sikkim

Sikkim is regarded as a state (in north-eastern India) where Mother Nature eternally smiles. This state is blessed by the beauty of eastern Himalaya and popular for the view of snowcapped mountains like Mt. Kanchenjungha, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru North, Mt. Kabru, South, Mt. Kabru South, Mt. Narsingh and many other glorious snow peaks, dense alpine forests, colorful flowers, waterfalls, picturesque villages and last but not the least warm nice villagers.

Though there are many popular and crowded tourist spots like Pelling, Gangtok, Rinchengpong, Ravangla etc., personally I love to go to the remote villages of Sikkim. This is because I am much more interested to enjoy the nature and the calmness of unknown places refreshes my mind. Invariably I have seen that the unknown places have some hidden natural treasure that common people usually do not know.

In this post I am going to say about a small village of Sikkim names Uttarey.

Panoramic view of Uttarey in a cloudy afternoon
Located in the northern slope of Singalila Range, the small settlement of Uttarey at West Sikkim is an ideal gateway for the tourists.

On the bank of Simphok Khola River, the hamlet is blessed by the beauty of green mountains enriched with the wilderness of Singalila National Park and dreamy atmosphere. The behavior and hospitality of the local villagers makes the trip more pleasant. Uttarey is famous for its tranquility and natural beauty. During winter the mountains around here are covered with snow allowing heavenly views. This place is ideal for taking small hikes or moderate treks to refresh your soul.