Sewaro Rock Garden
AN ELGIN EXCLUSIVE FEATURE 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.
Sewaro Rock Garden is a natural hermitage developed by the division of Tourism of Sikkim and is incomprehensibly beautiful. The well-trimmed carpet of grass and bushes, peculiar marbles and rocks etc. extol the beauty of the entire area. Here, you can feel the warmth of the earth barefoot and let the wind play with your hair. The Sikkim department of tourism has also added few intriguing amenities like swimming pools, well-maintained cafeterias and vantage points for a marvellous view of shrubby hills underneath pitch blue sky.
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 visiting 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.