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Monday, April 15, 2013

Ice and Snow at Gangtok


The place: Gangtok, capital of the Indian state of Sikkim; situated at 5800 feet (1800 m) above sea level.

Why would one want to visit:  Perfect hill station with mild-temperature climate throughout the year; views of the Himalayas; Buddhist monasteries; Hindu temples; nearest focal point to Nathula pass (India-China border) and Changu Lake (also called Tsongmo Lake).

Gangtok was the second point of my Sikkim expedition. Another hill station – yes, getting bored of hills and mountains - never.