The hairpin turns of Three Level Zigzag Road are not for the fainthearted
Located in the Sikkim Indian state, in the Himalayan mountains, the Three Level Zigzag Road features more than 100 hairpins in just 30km. It's one of the most hairpinned roads in the world. Get your adrenaline pumping on this exciting road.
This spiral road is located near Zuluk (or Dzuluk), a small village located in the historic Old Silk Route from Tibet to India, on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in East Sikkim. This extreme winding paved road climbs up to the Thambi view point, at 3.413m (11,200 ft) above the sea level. This is the vantage point from where you can get an unhindered view of the Three Level Zigzag roads on the adjoining hills. A trip to the area requires special permits. This few kilometers drive takes the tourists through a winding road which provides excellent sunrise views. The three level winding road, on the adjoining hills with unique geometrical curves, make thrilling experiences for visitors.
It's said to be the most dizzying road in the world. It is an experience not for the fainthearted with lots of hairpin bends. Not recommended for the easily motion sick. This geometry of curves is matchless and during snowfall it takes a panoramic appearance that defies description. The zig-zag road is definitely an eye catching landscape. Zuluk offers excellent view of sunrise on Himalayas. Remember from October to February is winter, cold and snow; from March to May, pleasant cold and from June to September is the monsoon season, cold and beautiful; so, plan accordingly.
Pic: Ayantik Nandy