Thursday, September 25, 2008
It is the capital of Sikkim located at a height of 5500 ft. It is 125 Km. from the New Jalpaiguri Station. Nearest airport is Bagdogra. This is a very colorful town full restaurant, cafeteria, curio shop.Enche monastery is situated inside the town itself. Each year in the month of January Mask Dance "Cham" is held.
You can see the whole town on rope way. The rope way route is from Deorali Bazar up to Secretariat Building. You can hire a car and see the town and surroundings.
The most beautiful place to see is Roomtek monastery. It is 24 Km from the main city. Made on 1917 this monastery has many murals based on Buddhist Religion. On this route itself you can see Rangka gumfa and the small villages Sang and Tintale.
Apart from these Chogial Palace, Institute of Tibetology, orchid house, deer park, botanical garden, Saramsa garden are the places worth visiting.
You can view Kanchenjunga and Sinolchu from the view points Tashi, Hanuman Tak, Ganesh Tak.
Another place you can see is Fambong Lo reserve forest, which is only 25 Km from the city. Red panda, beer, barking deer can be seen in this forest. Rhododendrons and rare orchids are also plenty.
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