Places to Visit in Gangtok

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Enchey Monastery

Established in 1909 above Gangtok, Enchey Monastery belongs to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism. Its sacredness is attributed to the belief that Khangchendzonga and Yabdean – the protecting deities – reside in this monastery. This monastery is around 4 kms away from the resort.

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Dro-dul Chorten Monastery

Built by Trulshik Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945, Dro-dul Chorten is a stupa in Gangtok. The stupa is surrounded by 108 prayer wheels, all of which have mantras inscribed on them in Tibetan.
This monastery is around 6 kms away from the resort.

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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

Located near Lachen in North Sikkim district, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a nature park which houses 40 species of rhododendron trees. It is a popular picnic spot among visitors.

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Mt. Katao

Mt. Katao is is located near Lachung. It offers a panoramic view of snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Katao remains under ice cover in March-April. May-June and September-November seasons are the best time to visit Katao.

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Phensong Monastery

Phensang Monastery is a Buddhist monastery of the Nyingmapa order, established in 1721 during the time of Jigme Pawo. Phensang hosts an annual festival on the 28th and 29th day of the tenth month of the Tibetan Calendar when sacred dances are performed.

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Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park

Sprawled in an area of 205 hectares in a mountainous terrain, Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park is the first park of its kind in the North-Eastern part of India. Musk Deer, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer and Red Panda roam around in extensive forested enclosures.

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Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary

The Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located around the area adjoining the Tsomgo lake along the Nathula Road. Rare, endangered ground orchids and rhododendrons interspersed among tall junipers and taller silver firs are among the important plants present here.

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Nathula Pass

Bordering India and China in the Tibetan Plateau, Nathula Pass is at an altitude of 14,200 ft. About 52 kms from Gangtok, Nathula is open for Indian nationals on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.