A 45 minute drive from Namchi, Tinkitam is my birthplace and a village I love to call home. Though it is still developing as a tourism spot and you may not find any of the luxuries you are looking for, it is a lovely spot to cut off from the world and just relax for a few days. It is the kind of solitude that I miss while I lead an urban life. Take lots of walks around the surrounding villages, acquaint yourself to the local Sikkimese people (who hardly speak anything other than our Nepali dialect) and take in the panoramic views without having to jostle for the perfect photo ops with other cameras. In addition, look out for the rare species of orchid Paphiopedilum Faireanum or Lady’s Slipper which has its natural habitat here.