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What was the old Silk Route?

What was the old Silk Route?

The Silk Route was a historic trade route that dated from the second century B.C. until the 14th century A.D. It stretched from Asia to the Mediterranean, traversing China, India, Persia, Arabia, Greece, and Italy. It was dubbed the Silk Route because of the heavy silk trading that took place during that period.

What is the best time to visit Silk Route?

However, the most ideal time to get the maximum out of your Silk Route trip are the months of May and October when the climate is perfectly pleasant for exploration and the roads are immune from the wrath of rain and snow. The months of April, May, and June are the peak season with high influx of tourists.

What is the best time to visit Zuluk?

Best time to visit Zuluk: During August and September, Zuluk is drenched is a riot of colours of wild flowers. The whole region is covered in various wild flowers. From January to April Zuluk is covered in snow.

How do you do a Silk Route?

By Road: You can reach Silk Route from NJP or Siliguri via National Highway 10. The distance between Siliguri to Silk Route is about 150 km. By Air: The nearest airport of Silk Route is Bagdogra which is approximately 140 km away.

How tall is Zuluk on the Silk Route?

Zuluk is a tiny village at a height of 10,000ft with limited population located in the Silkroute circuit. With Zuluk Tour, visitors can cover the mesmerizing destinations of the Old Silkroute namely Nathang Valley, Reshikhola, Phadamchen, etc.

Where was the old Silk Route in Sikkim?

It’s located in lower Himalayas of Eastern Sikkim on the historic old Silk Route which once connected India with Tibet.

Which is the best place to visit on the Silk Route?

Zuluk is the transit point to visit so many other beautiful places around including all the points on the Silk Route. Zuluk by itself is only a small village with handful families. There is a small nag (king cobra) temple here with a cave like structure.

Which is the best way to go to Zuluk?

If you want to head to Zuluk directly from NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport, then the easiest route is to go up to Rangpo by taking National Highway 10. Rangpo is 80kms from NJP (84kms from Bagdogra) and takes about 2 hours 50 minutes drive. The highway NH10 from Rangpo continues to Gangtok.