Category Natural / Scenic beauty

Daramdin is a market village in the Soreng district  situated at an approximately 120 Km from the capital town Gangtok. Daramdin is located at 27.136275 latitude and 88.171996 longitude in the centre of some of the most fascinating places of attraction in the west Sikkim like, Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, Soreng, Sombaria and Kaluk-Rinchenpong. A peculiar feature of the place is that it has a large surface of flat land. The name Daramdin is derived from the local Lepcha language ‘Dalom’ meaning a place of rest or a flat land. There is an interesting story attached to the place, it so happened many centuries back the villagers of Daramdin had a debate on the topic of distance between their village and the sky. They then decided to erect a tower made of clay pots arranged one after another. The construction started and eventually the tower got higher and higher, when they were on the verge to achieve the goal, the man on the top of the tower shouted, “Kok bing yang tal” (Get me a pole to strike the sky) in the local Lepcha language to the men in the bottom. Unfortunately, the men below heard Cheka which means destroy the ladder. The men in the bottom were surprised and asked the man on the top to repeat, they again heard the same word Cheka. 

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How to Reach:

By Air

Near By airport Bagdogra

By Train

Near By Rail Station New Jalpaiguri

By Road

A three hour drive from jorethang takes you to the picturesque village of Daramdin