Yuksom tourism and travel guide

Yuksom India
3.5/5
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Best Session
October - June
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Ideal Duration
2
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Station:
New Jalpaiguri
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Major Airports
Bagdogra, Pakyong
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Weather
14.57 ° C
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Weather Type
Clouds
18399/-
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Overview

Yuksom is located in the Geyzing area of West Sikkim and was established in 1642  when the first Chogyal, Phuntsog Namgyal, was coronated at this site. The Chogyal ruled the region for about 333 years. Even though it was the first capital of Sikkim, Yuksom, which means the ‘meeting place’ is a small village today. History goes that three Tibetan monks met here and chose the king – Phuntsog – as the first Sikkimese king. It is one of the four designated holy places that are believed to be the plexuses of the human body and have been consecrated by Guru Padmasambhava – Yuksom is the ‘third eye.’ 
Besides the religious significance of Yuksom, it is also the base of the famed Dzongri-Goechala Trek, a trek to Mt. Kangchenjunga.

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