Rinchenpong / Legship / Norbugang - This region can be reached from either via Melli via Jorethang in South Sikkim. These places are newly developed tourist spot. This area is newly developed and is quite away from the crowd. Hotels and home stays are available with basic facilities
Rinchenpong- Rinchenpong is known for the view of mount Kanchenjunga and the Himalayan range including mount Rathong, Kabru, Kumbhakarna, Pandim, etc. and the entire range into a bright shade of scarlet on a clear sky from almost every part of the town. Rinchenpong is home to few places of tourist places. Walking is the only option to explore nearby places. Poison Pokhri is a small nearly dry pond, nothing spectacular except its historical significance. Rinchenpong Monastery was the shelter of Lepchas during the British invasion. The Lepchas reached Rinchenpong and poisoned the water of the pond in the process killing almost half of the British troops forcing them to retreat. The pond came to be known as Poison Pokhri and can be seen to this day. Rinchenpong Monastery was built in 1717 it houses rare Ati Buddha idol in Yubyum position, where a lady embraces a meditating Buddha. Resume Monastery is a small monastery with spectacular view of Kanchenjunga. One can also visit Traditional Lepcha house and the Lepcha artifact shop. A small park known as Rabindra Smiriti Van is an initiative for forestation program and is a nature park ideal for short walks. Maggi Dara is also Monastery housing some high quality wall paintings. The nearest Airport is Bagdogra (IXB) nearly 120 kilometers from here and the travel time is 3 - 4 hours and the nearest Railhead is at New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP). Situated at an altitude of over 5570 feet Rinchenpong is known for the natural beauty of the surroundings along with the spectacular sunrise and sunset, flora, fauna, village tourism, historical sites, Resum Monastery, rich forests and ample area for short treks. It is ideal for leisure or honeymoon. Nature lover will cherish the stay here. Rinchenpong Nest, Hotel Narola, Hotel Mount View, Hotel Kanchen Valley
Legship - Legship is also known as the gateway to West Sikkim. This spot is slowly gaining popularity among tourist. Places to visit are many but one that all will cherish is the Shiva temple near river Rangit known as the Kirateshwar Mahadev Mandir with mythological story attached to it. A festival of the temple Bala Chaturdesi is observed in December each year making it an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus. The place is also known for its hot springs too. The Sulphurous hot springs is located 4 kilometers from Legship and are believed to have therapeutic / medicinal properties. This is popularly known as Phu Cha Chu is water with high Sulphur content. Nearby is Kah-do Sang phu or the cave of the occult fairies considered sacred in the state. It is one of the four caves where Guru Rinpoche used to meditate during the eighth century. The other three caves are Chyang Lhari Nginphu, Sharcho Phephu and Nub Dechenphu. Close to Legship is Rangit Water World, a lake formed by the Rangit dam with swimming, angling and river rafting facilities. The Bagdogra Airport (IXB) near Siliguri is the nearest major airport. Regular flights are available from places within the country like Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati, Delhi and Kolkata. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) is also connected to many Indian cities and town. The approach road is along national Highway 31 A from Siliguri. It is three to four hours drive from Siliguri and Gangtok.
Norbugang - Constructed after the crowning of the first Chogyal of Sikkim in the year 1642 at Narbugong Coronation Throne near Yuksom. Norbugang Park has been made at Yuksom that is 42 kilometers from Pelling town with it is a prayer hall, large prayer wheel, the Norbugang Chorten and the purported Coronation Throne. Holy lake known as Kuthok Lake is also associated with this place. The Chorten was the place where Lama Lhutsun Chempo created for burying the gifts to mark the occasion. Many Buddhist pilgrims visit Norbugang Chorten and the Norbugang throne as part of their pilgrimage tour. Norbugang Chorten was established during a consecration ceremony. Three learned Lamas headed by Lhatsun Chhempo crowned the first Chogyal of Sikkim. Lhatsun Chhempo had suffixed his own surname of Namgye to Phunshog. Who was crowned the Chogyal and subsequently became the king as Phunshog Namgyal. The crowning ceremony was performed by the lamas as per the procedures prescribed in the scriptures. Next the lamas decided to build the Chorten at Norbugang. The ceremony of benediction and consecration lasted for three weeks. The Coronation throne is made of stones. Norbung Chorten (stupa) is next to the throne that contains water and soil from all parts of Sikkim. The small Kathok Lake water was used for the consecration ceremony. A foot print seen here is attributed to be of one of the lamas involved in the crowning ceremony.