In Pictures: Exotic Tales Of Sikkim - I

In Pictures: Exotic Tales Of Sikkim - I
Inside the beautiful building of Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

From thick woodlands to snow-capped mountains, Sikkim offers you the best of both worlds

Nikita Nikhil
June 05 , 2020
06 Min Read

Small in size but packed with a big spirit, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful states in India. Its alpine landscape is packed with a rich variety of flora and fauna and undisturbed valleys. Its fabulous vistas are unmatched and hard to find anywhere else. Now that India is slowly easing the country-wide lockdown, many cooped-up travel-enthusiasts have already started planning getaways. In this two-part photo essay, we’ll show you the best of Sikkim, hoping it will inspire you to pack your bags and head to this wondrous state post-lockdown.   

Gurudongmar Lake
Flanked by snow-clad mountains at 17,800 feet above sea level, Gurudongmar in North Sikkim is one of the highest lakes in the world. The lake is known for not just its crystal-clear water, but also for its religious significance. The water is believed to possess healing properties. 

Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world

 
 
 
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Yumthang Valley
Nestled in the beautiful mountain village of Lachung, Yumthang Valley or the “Valley of Flowers” is no less than a paradise on earth with waterfalls, hot springs, verdant meadows, assorted flora and fauna, dense forests and wondrous views of the Himalayan mountains.

Beautiful Yumthang river valley in Sikkim

 
 
 
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A post shared by Sabyasachi Talukdar (@sabyasachi_talukdar) on Aug 16, 2019 at 9:11am PDT

 

Gangtok
The state’s capital and also its most visited city, Gangtok is serene, peaceful and crowned in clouds. Positioned at an altitude of 1,650m, the city offers unparalleled views of snow-capped Kanchenjunga while its mall road is dotted with quaint little cafés and stores.

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim

 
 
 
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Nathu La 
One of the highest motorable roads in the world, the famous Nathula Pass connects Sikkim with Tibet while offering serene and tranquil vibes. At an elevation of 4310 m from sea level, the picturesque beauty and rugged environment attracts a large number of tourists every year. 

Snowy white peaks of Nathu La at Sikkim, India

 
 
 
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