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West Sikkim District : Sikkim

About District

The West Sikkim district is located in South-west corner of the state. It shares its boundary with North District of Sikkim in the North, Darjeeling district of West Bengal in the South, Nepal in the west and south district of Sikkim in the East. The total geographical area of the district is 1166 sq. km. Geyzing (Gyalshing) is the headquarter of the west district. The district has been further divided into two sub-divisions namely, Geyzing and Soreng. West Sikkim is replete with history and religion. This is where the first Chogyal of Sikkim was consecrated at Yuksum in 1642 and this is where some of the holiest and most important monasteries of Sikkim were established, including Dubdi and Sanga Choling, the first monasteries to be built in Sikkim. West Sikkim is beautiful terrain abounding in lakes and waterfalls and also has great trekking routes.


District at a Glance

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