A small town of Sikkim that gradually leads its way to attract tourist across the globe, Legship is one of those towns that exhilarate one’s soul with the sublime spirit. Situated on the banks of river Ranjit, this town bestows the heavenly beauty to the travellers, with some majestic spots to discover the exciting hotspot for nature lovers, history buffs and those who have the keen interest in archaeology as well. With numerous captivating sightseeing spots, this breathtaking small town has Ranjit Dam and Ranjit water world both based on the enticing Ranjit river, which provides tourists enchanting thrilling water sports, rafting, fishing and even angling. Besides that, the town can be considered as an ideal for pilgrims and history buffs as well, some of the sites including Lho KhandoSang Pho Caves and Kirateshwar Mahadev Mandir, that celebrates Bala Chaturdashi a Hindu festival occur in the month of December, making it a dominant pilgrimage destination for Hindus.
Interact with locals there, and you will adore the simplicity and gestures they endow to tourist, the authentic lip-smacking homemade dishes will evoke all your six senses.
Best Time to Visit
For sightseeing, Summers can be opted to visit otherwise, in this weather, the temperature may rise up to 32° C, an ideal time to have fun in this captivating town is chosen to be in mid of February to May and also the months of September to the month of December. Through December and January are considered to be the coldest months of the year, sometimes temperature drops down till as low as 1°C. Also, it is advisable to avoid going to Legship in Monsoon season, in months of June to September, and sometimes that extends till October. As these original twists of up and down in the weather may interrupt your journey.
How to Reach
Air- Bagdogra Airport is the nearest major airport that connects major regular flights available from places like Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati, Delhi and Kolkata.
Rail- The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri Station that is well connected to other major Indian cities.
Road- National Highway 31 A from Siliguri has the fastest connectivity , it merely needs three to four hour drive from Siliguri .
Getting Around Legship
Well you just need one day to explore Legship, you can easily hire a taxi to explore the alluring beauty of this place.
Major Tourist Attractions:
Kirateshwar Mahadev Mandir
Ranjit River Dam
Sulphurus Hot Spring
Lho Khando Sang Pho Caves
Ranjit Water World
Where to Stay
Legship is an ultimate tourist destination, nestled between greenery and serenity travellers love to plan a tour to this petite town and to provide them with an absolutely comfy stay, some of the resorts and hotels were established to enhance the tourism values of this area as well. A small town with an abundance of culture and natural beauty offers its tourist a relaxing and comfortable stay too, a bunch of luxurious yet reasonable Inn’s designed with modern interiors and provide satisfactory amenities as well. A 4-star luxury property, Orange Village Resort offers convenience stay to the guests, and exceptional hospitality services, similarly Summit Norling Resort and Spa that is spread across amidst the lush green lawns provides luxe accommodation to the travellers who are in search of solace. The Keepsa Residency, is highly suitable for business travellers and guest, and offers a serene view of the valleys and snowed mountains peaks.
Reach by early morning, have some breakfast and then leave for sightseeing, the most important tourist sites of Legship. Explore this picturesque town , and visit the most appealing sacred piece of land , Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple, you are going to adore the ancient architecture of this temple , after this you can have a fun visit at a unique and spellbinding natural sulphurous hot water spring, a place you cannot afford to miss at Legship!
Take a break, grab your meal at any local restaurant of this small town , now it’s the best time to explore Lho Khando Sang Pho Caves which is quite near to Sulphurous Hot Spring, then by evening you can spend your leisure time around Ranjit Water Dam and enjoy your time having recreational activities such as picnics, boating, fishing and rafting.