Sewaro Rock Garden
By Katyayini Kesharwani
Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You’re closer to God’s heart in a garden than any place else on earth. –Dorothy Frances Gurney
It is believed that God Almighty first planted a garden which is the most undefiled form of human delights. They suggest that there is a place on earth where you can meet nature halfway. One such garden is Sewaro Rock Garden which has become one of the most enticing tourism spots in Sikkim. Drop away your worries like the leaves of Autumn and witness the flow of nature’s peace into you as sunshine flows into trees. The chirping of the vibrant birds gives a tuneful company along and the spouting water of Teesta stream actively forging its path through the rocks feels like an endless prospect of magic and wonder.
The peace seekers can visit the stopover Khecheopalri lake near to the sacred Khecheopalri hill which is popular for fulfilling wishes. For the people interested in exploring the royal past of Sikkim can visit Rabdentse Ruins and witness the spectacular view of Mt. Khangchendzonga, there is a 240 m long Singshore Bridge near to this spot that offers the eye-catching view of the waterfalls. There are some very popular monasteries such as Rabdentse Monastery, the Pemayangtse Monastery, and Sangachoeling Monastery that the tourists must never miss to visit while on this road.
The area is a delight on 14th January, celebrated nation-wide as Makar Sankranti. Here, It is known as Maghe Mela in which the devotees take a holy bath in the river, enjoy the festivities around the place and can lure their soul into the tranquil panorama.