Melli -The Secret Destination Of South Sikkim


Surrounded by a scenic charm, Melli is a small village in the border of the River Teesta. It retains an exceptional charm and beauty.

South Sikkim is one of the few towns in India that lies in two different states. In the local language, Melli means “the place where the dead are cremated”. It is a small village with not much of attractions to see but still, you can spend a peaceful time to escape from the mundane city life.

Before your visit…

  • Block- Namchi
  • District- South District
  • State-Sikkim
  • Area: 45.38 hectares
  • Population: 2,602
  • Households: 615
  • Nearest town: Rangpo which is located at a distance of 18 kilometers.

How to reach

By Rail: If you want to travel from NJP, then you can reach Melli from NJP to Gangtok by car with the view of beautiful Gangtok sightseeing. Melli is located at a distance of 119 kilometers. The time taken is 4 hours and 8 minutes approximately.

By Road: You can also travel directly from Siliguri by booking your trip from the best travel agency in Siliguri. It is located at a distance of 106 kilometers which takes a time of 3 hours and 36 minutes.

Where to spend your leisure time?

There are some choiceable accommodations which are the best places to stay while visiting Melli. They are:

  • Hotel Sinora:

Address: South District, NH-31A, Melli Nayabazar Road, Melli, Melli, Sikkim 734316

Phone: 094745 25837

Entry permits:

We all know that Indian Nationals do not need entry permits to reach any part of Sikkim. However, to reach the restricted areas which are under army control, you must require a Restricted Area Permit from the Sikkim Police at Gangtok. But the most convenient way is to obtain an Inner Line Permit at the entry check posts to enter Melli.

The most exciting thing to do…

White River Rafting is the most exciting adventurous activity to get indulged into while traveling to Melli. And you can sing along:

“Row, Row, Row, your boat gently down the stream.”

You will be assisted with trained professionals to help you raft smoothly on the river of Teesta.

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What else to see for?

If you travel a bit far from the Melli village, you will reach Rangpo. You can see some of the few beautiful places and then return to your hometown.

  • Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Rongli Village
  • Gulmohar Picnic Spot

If you want to get the real feeling of river rafting then do visit Melli for an unforgettable experience for a lifetime.

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