Natural Attractions in Gangtok

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  • Phurchachu Hot Springs

    Phurchachu Hot Springs

    Situated close to one of the four holy caves in Gangtok, Phurchachu Hot Springs are also considered to be sacred. The holy cave here is known as the Kadosangphu or ‘Cave of the occult fairies’. The water of these springs is rich in Sulphur and is believed to have medicinal ...

    Nature Lakes & Waterfall
  • Himalayan Zoological Park

    Himalayan Zoological Park

    The Himalayan Zoological Park is a stunning lush forest reserve that overlooks the majestic Khangchendzonga range and is spread across a total area of 230 hectares. The objective of the park is the conservation of rare and endangered species by providing them a safe and natural habitat.

    Nature
  • Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

    Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

    Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a nature park, which houses some 40 different species of rhododendron trees.

    Surrounded by scenic mountain ranges and the charming Yumthang Chu (river) flowing through the valley, the sanctuary has a breathtaking landscape.

    The sanctuary is at ...

    Nature
  • Mt Katao

    Mt Katao

    Mt. Katao, which is located near Lachung, offers breathtaking views of the surroundings. It’s a beautiful drive to reach here with waterfalls and other peaks on the way. It’s not very well known amongst tourists and maintains a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere as yet unexplored.

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    Places to see around Nature
  • Ganesh Tok

    Ganesh Tok

    Ganesh Tok is a small temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh, located at an altitude of about 6,500 metres above sea level.

    It is situated next to the television tower on the hillock on Gangtok–Nathula Road. This is a really tiny temple with place only for one ...

    Religious Nature
  • Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve

    Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve

    Named after the third highest peak in the world, Mount Khangchendzonga, the biosphere reserve is surrounded by many mountains and glaciers. On its west, is Mount Khangchenjunga, towards the north are Nepal, Talung, tent peaks and the Zemu and Simyo glaciers, and other sides are covered by peaks including Pandim, ...

    Nature
  • Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary

    Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary

    The Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its rich variety of flora and fauna. It is home to animals such as binturong or bearcat, civet cat, Himalayan black bear and red panda. The plants in the sanctuary include bamboo, champa, ferns, katus, kimbu, oak, orchids and rhododendrons.
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    Nature
  • Gurudongmar Lake

    Gurudongmar Lake

    Gurudongmar Lake is a high-altitude water body, perched at an elevation of around 17800 feet in Sikkim. Owing to its altitude, it is counted amongst the highest lakes across the globe. Encompassed by snow-clad mountains, this slightly milky and emerald lake impresses visitors with its breathtaking environs.

    The lake ...

    Lake and Waterfall Relaxation Nature