Sikkim : A National Park, Biosphere Reserve, World Heritage Site, and Much More

Sikkim is home to nature and many chilling sites of nature as well. ‘Khangchendzonga National Park’  is everything that Sikkim should boast of. It is a national park and also a biosphere reserve. Hence, this national park is also known as ‘Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve.’ The park is stretched to 850 square kilometers.

One of the holiest monasteries, Tholung Monastery, is also situated in the park.

 

Flora and Fauna : 

The park has some magnificent, old trees of Oak, Fir, Birch, Maple, and Willow. The park is known to be home to some rare species, which include Tibetan Wild Ass, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Blue Sheep, Red Panda, Sloth Bear, etc.

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Best Time to Visit :

There is very heavy snowfall during the winter season. In the time between, May to mid-October, there are monsoon showers. Thus, the ideal time to visit the national park is between late February to early May.

How to Reach : 

To reach the National Park by air, the nearest airport you can travel to is situated at Pakyong. Pakyong Airport is situated at a distance of 40 kilometers from the park.

New Jalpaiguri, Siliguri Junction is the nearest railway station to the park.

From the railway station and the airport, the park is well-connected. You can easily find a taxi or a cab to reach there.

 

International Accreditation :

UNESCO has included this Biosphere reserve in its Man and the Biosphere Programme. It is also one of the few national parks to be included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in its mixed category in 2016.

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