The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West. It was central to cultural interaction between the regions for many centuries. It was the hotbed of silk trading between the two countries. The entire silk route covered China, India, Persia, Middle Eastern Kingdoms, Egypt and extended up to Europe. In India the entry point of this road is through North Eastern Sikkim which is known for its rugged terrain and marvellous beauty. Silk Route’s greatest contribution to world history was not mere trading of few commodities but exchange of ideas, art and science between Asia, Europe and Africa.
The journey on Indian side begins from the pretty capital city of Gangtok and heads to heady heights Nathula Pass and descends to the Nathang valley also known as Ladhakh of the East and finally culminates at Icchey Gaon. The entire route takes you through dizzy heights and breathtaking views of the great Kanchenjunga.
Sealdah Railway Station
Sealdah – New Jalpaiguri Junction railway station (NJP) by Train service and rest by Jeep