Dilmaya Retreat, Zuluk - located at Zuluk, at an altitude of (9,500ft), is actually perched up on a slope with steep mountains on 3 sides, tucked in the foothills of the Himalayas.
By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest Airport. One can drive for around 6½ to 7 hours drive to reach Zuluk. By Rail: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in West Bengal is the closest railway station. A drive of around 6 to 6½ hours drive will take one to Zuluk. By Road: Zuluk can be reached from Siliguri by various hired vehicle in roughly 6-6½hours. Tourists can also travel to Zuluk from Gangtok in roughly 4½ to 5 hours by hiring vehicles.
Kalpokhari Lake, Gnathang Valley, Tukla Valley, Kupup, Memencho Lake, Jelep La Pass, Nathula Pass, Tsomgo Lake
Set amidst the ethereal old terrains of the Himalayas in East Sikkim, at an altitude of (9,500ft), Zuluk is a relatively innovative and upcoming place for tourists. Located close to the border of Indo-China, the hamlet is a Nature-lover’s Paradise, where beauty and adventure merge, but all in perfect harmony. The importance of Zuluk is due to its location in the historic Old Silk Route. The Route started from Kalimpong and passed through Pedong, Aritar, Zuluk and Jelep La to Chumbi valley in Tibet. After the Chinese aggression, however Nathula is the official corridor between India and China. The inhabitants of Zuluk are mostly immigrants from Nepal who came and settled here in the hope of a better life and living. 60 families, 600 people and that’s’ all! As they say here, BEAUTY AMIDST SCARCITY! Nature has washed this place with utmost hospitality and simplicity. People here are honest, simple and hardworking by nature. Zuluk is a balm for sore hearts and tired souls. People from cities, down with fatigue of daily life, may come here to enjoy Nature to the fullest. “FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD….” it’s a placid destination painted with the artistic gleam of The Divine Creator. Nestled midst the backdrop of the chilling Himlayas, Zuluk supposedly experiences vagaries of Nature. Winter here is severe with snowfalls and temperature below freezing point, while summer is wet and foggy. Due to poor quality of the soil, farming is difficult. Neither there is any scope for practicing cattle rearing as most of the land is fenced and military controlled, thus making it unfit for grazing. The only source of livelihood lies in the construction and maintenance of border roads. People thus have a tough life. However, there is an immense potential for tourism which needs to be used properly. As a primitive village, Zuluk is away from the roads of progress. Thus its unique serenity! Naturally hardly there are any hotels or 5-star Inns. However for the tourists there are adequate arrangements for cottages, with attached bathrooms. To keep away the biting chill, rooms are made cosy by room heater or fire place, which locals call Bhukari.