Sightseeing In Gangtok, Sikkim – Best Places to Visit in Gangtok | HolidayKeys.co.uk

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Gangtok is an ideal destination who loves sightseeing and anything about the mountains; it is a place far away from the hustle bustle of the crowded city. It is quite calm and peaceful town; it gives your eyes lavish and beautiful scenery. It is a capital of Sikkim, located at an elevation of 1650 meter above from the sea level, in the eastern Himalayan range. It has a treasure of glaciers, mountains, with lush green meadows.

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<ul><li><p>www.HolidayKeys.co.uk </p></li><li><p>Gangtok is an ideal destination who loves sightseeing and anything about the mountains; it is a place far away from the hustle bustle of the crowded city. It is quite calm and peaceful town; it gives your eyes lavish and beautiful scenery. It is a capital of Sikkim, located at an elevation of 1650 meter above from the sea level, in the eastern Himalayan range. It has a treasure of glaciers, </p><p>mountains, with lush green meadows.There are many places to visit, but you should start with </p><p>Khangchendzonga National Park, it gets its name from the mountain Khangchenjunga, which is 8586 meters tall and a third highest peak in the world. </p><p>There are many glaciers in the park, including the </p><p>Zemu glacier, the total area of the park is 849.5 km sq. </p><p>It is a home of flora and fauna. Park is also providing a </p><p>trekking for you that are the most special activity of </p><p>the park.Lake Tsomgo is a glacial lake in East Sikkim, about 40 km from the capital. It is also known as </p><p>Changu Lake, located at an elevation of 3753 meters. Its major attraction is that its surface reflects </p><p>different colours of the changing seasons. </p><p>www.HolidayKeys.co.uk </p></li><li><p>The lake is surrounded by the steep mountains which are covered with snow during winter. The </p><p>lake remains frozen during the winter season, crossed by the Nathu la Pass on the north. The </p><p>Chinese border is pretty close to this lake with a small distance of only 5 kilometers, but is however </p><p>18 kilometers by road. Alpine forest covers the catchment of the lake. After the winters there are </p><p>the edges of the lake has scenic blooms of the flower species of rhododendrons, primulas, blue </p><p>and yellow poppies, irises and so forth. The major tourist attraction of the lake site is joy rides on </p><p>yaks and mules with a kiosk of the food and drinks on the side. There is also a Shiva Temple on the </p><p>bank of the lake. </p><p>Ganesh Tok View Point is situated on the hilltop on Gangtok Nathu La road, is a small, attractive temple of Ganesh, it is located at an </p><p>altitude of about 6500 meters. It has an idol of </p><p>Lord Ganesh; it is so small that only one person </p><p>can crawl into the temple at a time. It offers you </p><p>most panoramic view from the hill top to Raj </p><p>Bhawan Complex, Smiriti van Gangtok town and </p><p>the magnificent Mount Kanchendzonga. </p><p>It is the most delightful place for your eyes and </p><p>soul away from the noisy city. </p><p>www.HolidayKeys.co.uk </p></li><li><p>www.HolidayKeys.co.uk </p><p>Tashi View Point is about 8 km from the city near Bakthang waterfall, you can hire a taxi. It offers a sweeping view of Khangchenjunga snow peaks on a clear day. You can get an unforgettable </p><p>sunrise view, but only if you reach before 5 a.m., with a dazzling colour changing peaks. There are </p><p>stairs to climb up to the circular area from the road level. From there you will get an amazing view </p><p>of the mountains. </p><p>There are also some other places to visit like Saramsa Garden, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, </p><p>Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary which provides unseen flora and fauna. Whenever you visit to </p><p>Gangtok to explore its beauty you should hire the cable car from Deorali market, it will provide you </p><p>the immense beauty of its local markets and nature. You should also try some local cuisine like </p><p>momo, wai wai, shah-phaley, etc. </p></li></ul>

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