The capital city of the West Sikkim District, Geyzing is situated at a mighty height of 6,500 feet above the sea level. Geyzing is otherwise known as Gyalshing. The majestic mountains of the Himalayan range encircle the place. The western part of the area contains the river Rangeet. The major part of the inhabitants is made up of the Nepalese people; generally the language, which dominates most, is the Nepali language. Keeping aside the splendid and breathtaking beauty of the nature of this place, the tourists come here to observe the many monasteries, which is a popular location for the Buddhist pilgrims.
TOURIST PLACES IN GEYZING
Pemayangtse Monastery: The town of Pemayangtse of the state of Sikkim contains the Pemayangtse Monastery. The distance between the monastery and Geyzing is a mere 6 Kms. During the 17th century AD, the construction of the monastery took place. Gyala Lhatsun Chenpo built the monastery. It is believed to be one of the most ancient and also one of the most significant monasteries of the entire area. A wooden carving named Zandog Phalri is present in the monastery. Apart from this, there are assortments of vintage Buddhist statues, archaic documents and statues present in the monastery. The altitude of the place is 6840 feet above the sea level.
There are some beautiful drawings and excellent sculptures on the monastery’s first floor. The Heavenly Palace named Santoparli is reflected in the seven storied structure, which has been made out of wood. Hosted on the 28th and 29th day of the 12th month of the Tibetan Lunar calendar, Chaam, which is the monk dance celebrations, is a major attraction to this place.
Yangtey: The distance between Geyzing and Yangtey is a mere 3 Kms. People visit this place, since it provides a breathtaking sight of the Mt Kanchenjunga and the encircling peaks of the mountains.
Khecheopalri Lake: For the people, who follow Buddhism and also Hindu faith, this lake is believed to be one of the most holy lakes in the entire Indian state of Sikkim. Amidst a small valley, the Khecheopalri Lake is located. Forests oh the hill slopes, encircles the lake, thus camouflaging the lake in its deep cover. A mythical story related to the lake is that, the birds that live around the lake do not permit a solitary leaf to stay on the lake’s surface.
Sangachoeling Monastery: In the year 1697, the Sangachoeling Monastery was constructed. In the state of Sikkim, this monastery is ranked as the second most ancient monastery. The distance between the monastery and Pelling is a mere 3 Kms. It is located on the summit of a mountain. Reconstruction works had been done on the monastery. Several pieces of the original sculptures can be found in the monastery. Even if one visits the monastery at the zenith of the tourist season, one can still find the tranquility of the place to be intact. From the monastery, one can get some spectacular visions of Pelling as well as of the Mount Kanchenjunga, which encircles the location.
Vershey: In the western part of the Indian state of Sikkim, there is a little rhododendron sanctuary named Vershey. It is located roughly on the Singalilia Range. From this location, one can get a spectacular glimpse of the Kanchenjunga Range with the snow covered summits.
HOW TO REACH GEYZING
By Air: The Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Geyzing. The distance between the airport and Geyzing is 124 Kms.
By Rail: The closest railway station is located in New Jalpaiguri.