Legship is a small town located 26km north of Jorethang. It is the gateway to west Sikkim connecting Gezing and Pelling with the rest of the state, lies on the bank of river Rangit. The town is an extremely picturesque place and one can get a view of snow capped mountains from the town. The picturesque place is an ideal for relaxing and escaping the hectic life of the city. The town is also an important place and has a religious significance for many people in the area.
Kirateshwar Mahadev Mandir:
Rangit River Dam :
Other near by attractions : 4 kms from here, close to Reshi is the very popular Phur Cha-chu sulphur baths. This hot water spring is well known for its medicinal properties. Close by is Kah-do Sang phu or ‘the cave of the occult fairies’ considered sacred by the people. Lho Khando Sang Pho is one of the four famous caves in Sikkim, where Guru Rempoche the 8th century great Indian Buddhist Tantric yogi meditated . The three other caves are Nub Dechenphu, Chyang Lhari Ngingphu and Sharcho Phephu which are in the other three directions . This is this cave where Guru Rempoche tamed a female demon.
Site is important for Buddhist pilgrimage. Right there in front of the cave is the hot spring by name Phurchachu where in winter many pilgrims patients from Bhutan Nepal West Bengal and within Sikkim gather for having dip.
Reaching Legship: The town of Legship is situated at a distance of around 70 kilometers from Siliguri and 16 kilometers from the town of Gangtok. The place is accessible using taxis, jeeps and private vehicles.