An Experience Like No Other
Situated at an altitude of 6000 ft in Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling hills Sillery Gaon is a picture-perfect Himalayan hamlet. Sumishka home stay situated in the valley area of Sillery Gaon with natural beauty of mind blowing shirping and singing of different birds of different color. Sumishka home stay faces the third highest peak mount Kanchenjunga. This charming village is the haven of varieties of exotic bird species, which makes it an ideal place for passionate bird watchers. Enjoy a nature trail, while enjoying the beauty of the picturesque landscape of the destination.
The old Silk Route or Silk Road refers to Ancient Trade routes connecting Asia, Europe and Africa with a span of more than 7000 kms. Almost all Ancient Trade routes across Asia and Europe merged with the Silk Route at some point and the whole network of trade routes became the world’s first international cultural phenomenon. Interestingly, silk was not the most treasured item traded in this part of the route – it was horses, wool and tea. The old Silk route is the rare confluence of natural beauty and history of human civilization. A part of this famous territory is now part of East Sikkim and West Bengal.
The Silk Route in Sikkim is an offshoot of the ancient trade route which came from Lhasa, crossing Chumbi Valley and passing through Nathula to finally reach the port of Tamluk in West Bengal. This portion of the Old Silk Route through Bhutan, East Sikkim and West Bengal measures about 900 kilometers.
A trip on this off-beat route passing through West Bengal and East Sikkim is a must-do on the list of travellers who love the mountains, enjoy treks through dense forests, want to see glacial lakes once in their lifetime, and of course, appreciate the beauty of antiquated villages that one passes along the way.