Diary

Sikkim Diaries: Kabi Longtsoy

12-October-2017, 11:20 a.m., Kabi:

After approximately an hour’s drive, we reached Kabi. A Buddhist gate attracted our attention and we decided to take a look inside. By the looks of the place, it was quite evident that very few tourists visit here. On enquiring around, an elderly gentlemen informed us that it was ‘Kabi Longtsoy’, an old 13th century temple with historical significance. Legend has it that it was at this place that the indigenous tribes of Bhutia and Lepcha (led by A D Khye Bumas, great ancestor of the Bhutia and Thekong Trek, chief priest of the Lepcha) swore a blood brotherhood to co-exist in harmony.

We walked around the temple among prayer flags in thick forest. The walk, sounds of nature and the peaceful environment was quite rejuvenating to prepare us for the next stretch of our journey.

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The gate that drew us in; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal

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Seems to be a walk through history itself; Photo: Abhishek Kaushal

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Looks like we have an information board to update us on where we exactly are; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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Read more about Kabi Longtsoy; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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Through the forest of prayer flags; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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Figurines give life to the story of Kabi Longtsoy; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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Charming balance of stones; Photo: Swarjit Samajpati

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