Sightseeing in Sikkim

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Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an altitude of 5,800 feet (1,800 m). The town, with a population of one lakh, ninety thousand belonging to different ethnicities such as Indian-Nepalis, Lepchas and Bhutia, is administered by the "Gangtok Municipal Corporation".

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Enchey Monastery

Enchey Monastery is built on the site blessed by Lama Drupto Karpo, a tantric master known for his power of flying. Every year, around January, ‘CHAM’ or religious masked dance is performed with great fanfare for two days.

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Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology attracts Buddhist scholars from around the world . It also houses a wide range of Lepcha and Sankrit manuscripts and scrolls of ancient vintage. In the appended museum are over 200 icons, old tankhas and some ritual vessels amongst various objects d’art on display.

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Himalayan Zoological Park

Just 8 km away from Gangtok is a verdant expanse of 205 hectares encapsulating the Himalayan Zoological Park . This is the natural habitat of the endangered red panda, barking deer, spotted deer and bear.

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Banjhakri Falls

Located en route to Ranka and 4 kms away from Gangtok, the Banjhakri Falls Energy Park, lies amidst a lush green valley spread over two acres, surrounded by trees and a gushing mountain river.The park includes a waterfall and has well laid out trails to wander along with gazebos placed at convenient spots to soothe weary legs while the eyes can continue to marvel over the gushing streams and falls.

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Rumtek Monastery

The 24 km drive from the capital to Rumtek Monastery is, in itself, worth the effort. Changing vistas of mountains unfold at every bend and there are delightful vignettes of the hamlets and fields of the people of rural Sikkim. The original monastery was built by one of the rulers of Sikkim. When, however, His Holiness the late 16th Gyalwa Karampa left Tibet he built a new monastery.

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Tsomgo Lake

It literally means the “source of the Lake” in the Bhutia language. Just about 40km away from Gangtok, the capital of State. This serene lake is situated at an altitude of 3,780 mtrs. The lake is about 1 km long, oval in shape, 15mtrs deep and is considered sacred by the local people. This placid lake remains frozen during the winter months up to mid-May.

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Nathula

Nathula Pass was a major corridor of passage between India and Tibet before it was closed in 1962. Located around 56 kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 14450 ft, the road to Nathula passes through the Tsomgo lake. It is one of the highest motorable roads in the world and is richly surrounded by alpine flora. On a clear day you can even see the road winding down the Chumbi valley.

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