Laxman Chowk

Laxman Chowk on Old Silk Route Sikkim


Laxman Chowk is wrongly called Luxmi Chowk by most. From Laxman Chowk, the RN Road divides into two – one goes to Old Baba Mandir and the other goes to Nathang Valley. Located at 12800 feet, Laxman Chowk was built in the fond memory of Lt. Col. Laxman Singh (Commanding Officer, 5 Mahar Borders) under whose command the unit pre-emptively secured the water shed opposite Chinese in General Area Dokala in 1965.

A memorial was inaugurated by the Commander, 164 Mountain Brigade on 23 Mar 2013 here on the 65th Raising Day of the Battalion during Unit’s Second tenure in Nathang. You would get a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha from Laxman Chowk and a cafeteria built by the Sikkim Tourism Department is due for opening soon.


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