Nathu La Pass

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Jul 172017
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Prayer Flags

Nathu La Pass is on the Chinese border with India. It is at an elevation of 14,140 feet. You can cross the border and enter China if you have valid travel documents. But China has closed the border recently due to Continue reading »

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Namchi, Sikkim: Religion, Travel and Beyond

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Jul 102017

Badrinath Dham

Char Dham or Sidheshwar Dham was built by Sikkim government to promote religious tourism. It was inaugurated on November 2011. Char Dham temple complex is on Solophok Hill, 5 km from Namchi in Sikkim. You can reach Namchi in Continue reading »

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Changu Lake – Glacial Lake in Sikkim

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Jul 032017
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Changu Lake

Changu Lake is a glacial lake at an altitude of 12,400 feet. It is fed by waters from Himalayan glaciers. It is also known as Tsongmo Lake. The lake is 34 km from Gangtok, on the Gangtok-Nathula road. Although trout and other fish thrive in the waters, fishing Continue reading »

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General Observations on Sikkim

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Jun 192017
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Zero Point

Sikkim is the second smallest state in India. It has dramatic Himalayan landscapes. This includes India’s tallest mountain, Kangchenjunga (8,586 metres). Sikkim is home to alpine meadows, glaciers and numerous Continue reading »

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Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim

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Jun 152017
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Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek Monastery or Dharma Chakra Centre is located on top of a beautiful hill which faces the city of Gangtok. It is surrounded by flowing streams, mountains at the back, a snow range in front and a river below. Rumtek Monastery is the Continue reading »

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