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Places Of Tourist Interest In Sikkim

Discussion in 'Sikkim' started by Chahal, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Chahal

    Chahal ਜੱਟ ਕੀ ਤੇ ਘੱਟ ਕੀ Staff Member

    Rumtek Monastery is the largest monastery in Sikkim and is located in a beautiful setting with snow capped mountains on one side and a stream on another. Gold relics here that were brought from Tsurphu Monastery in Tibet brings in many devout Buddhists and lots of monks live here to meditate and pray. It is a must visit site for every visitors in Sikkim and is very close to the capital Gangtok.

    Nathu La pass is one of the highest mountain passes that connects Sikkim with Tibet and is part of the old silk route. This route was closed during the Indo-China conflict. Before being closed this route used to connect Sikkim with Burang town on the other side of the border. Nathu la pass is used for trekking from Zero point to Gurudongmar lake but is a difficult trek so not everyone is inclined to undertake such a journey but the select few that do go for this trek are awe struck with the beauty of the surroundings.India travel forum has many enthusiasts visiting Nathula pass every year in Summers so it won't be difficult to find trekking partners if you wish to do so.

    Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and is right at the India-Tibet border. Gurudongmar lake is also some times mistakenly called as the source of Teesta river that flows through Sikkim and West Bengal then into Bay of Bengal through Bangladesh. Gurudongmar lake even though at a very high altitude always has some portion of it unfrozen, the legend has it that Guru dongmar blessed the lake to have some water left unfrozen even in the toughest of winters. There is a motorable road that takes you to Gurudongmar lake and you can also go there on foot using the Zeropoint trekking route through Nathu la pass.

    Pemayangtse Monastery

    Khecheopalri Lake

    Hanuman Tok

    Phodong Monastery

    Zemu Glacier

    Tsongmo Lake

    Hot springs in Sikkim



    Zero Point (Yumesamdong)




    Buddha Park (Ravangla)


    Do Drul Chorten

    Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden


    Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

    Yumthang Valley

    Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

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