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Going around Sikkim, it's easy to forget there's a world outside. There are places where one may find inner healing and solace from the madness of modern existence while there are many opportunities for adventures as well. There are many joys in the things to see and do in Sikkim. http://www.travel-sikkim.com/
Buddhism, the gentle faith, remains rooted in the hills of #Darjeeling & #Sikkim. The exhilarating purity of the mountain air, the blue-green waters of the Tsangu Lake, Sikkim and the fluttering of prayer flags dotting the landscape is indeed tranquilizing. Witness quintessential Sikkim beside the holy lake of Tsangu with us at http://www.travel-sikkim.com/Tsangu_Lake_Half_Day_Gangtok

Buddhism, the gentle faith, remains rooted in the hills of #Darjeeling & #Sikkim. The exhilarating purity of the mountain air, the blue-green waters of the Tsangu Lake, Sikkim and the fluttering of prayer flags dotting the landscape is indeed tranquilizing. Witness quintessential Sikkim beside the holy lake of Tsangu with us at http://www.travel-sikkim.com/Tsangu_Lake_Half_Day_Gangtok

It is great to backpack alone but sometimes we just need a companion to enjoy the moment with. So, the next time when you are in Sikkim spend a day with us. We could drive to Institute of Tibetology, Drodrul Chorten, Enchey Monastery, visit the Flower Nursery, Government handicraft shop and windup at M.G Marg. How does that sound, interested? For more details see http://www.travel-sikkim.com/Full_Day_Sightseeing_of_Gangtok#.UePKcj4-JUU

It is great to backpack alone but sometimes we just need a companion to enjoy the moment with. So, the next time when you are in Sikkim spend a day with us. We could drive to Institute of Tibetology, Drodrul Chorten, Enchey Monastery, visit the Flower Nursery, Government handicraft shop and windup at M.G Marg. How does that sound, interested? For more details see http://www.travel-sikkim.com/Full_Day_Sightseeing_of_Gangtok#.UePKcj4-JUU

Have you had the chance to explore West Sikkim? This mesmerizingly beautiful place is sacred to the locals here. The legendary Khecheopalri Lake is an important stop on the Buddhist circuit in Sikkim. Interestingly, not a single leaf can be spotted floating on the lake - folk tale has it that they are picked off by birds as soon as they drop onto the surface of the water.  Join us to witness one more miracles of nature!

Have you had the chance to explore West Sikkim? This mesmerizingly beautiful place is sacred to the locals here. The legendary Khecheopalri Lake is an important stop on the Buddhist circuit in Sikkim. Interestingly, not a single leaf can be spotted floating on the lake - folk tale has it that they are picked off by birds as soon as they drop onto the surface of the water. Join us to witness one more miracles of nature!

This view point at Namnang, Gangtok provides a stunning view of the adjacent hills, mountains and river flowing at the foothill.

This view point at Namnang, Gangtok provides a stunning view of the adjacent hills, mountains and river flowing at the foothill.

Kanchendzonga - Crowning Sikkim. Kanchendzonga – the third highest mountain of the world is also the guardian deity of Sikkim. The mountain is visible from almost every corner of Sikkim

Kanchendzonga - Crowning Sikkim. Kanchendzonga – the third highest mountain of the world is also the guardian deity of Sikkim. The mountain is visible from almost every corner of Sikkim

Gangtok town at night. This little seating area is called Titanics for its boat like shape.

Gangtok town at night. This little seating area is called Titanics for its boat like shape.

The famous stupa at Do-Drul Chorten, Deorali, Gangtok

The famous stupa at Do-Drul Chorten, Deorali, Gangtok

Tsongmo Lake is considered very sacred in Sikkim situated at Gangtok- Nathula highway. This beautiful blue lake is home to migratory birds and Brahmini ducks during summers.

Tsongmo Lake is considered very sacred in Sikkim situated at Gangtok- Nathula highway. This beautiful blue lake is home to migratory birds and Brahmini ducks during summers.

MG Road, Gangtok. MG road is a great place to stroll, esp in the evenings.

MG Road, Gangtok. MG road is a great place to stroll, esp in the evenings.

Prayer on Wheels. A buddhist woman turns the prayer wheels at Do-Drul Chorten

Prayer on Wheels. A buddhist woman turns the prayer wheels at Do-Drul Chorten

Intricate Thanka Art adorns the walls of the monasteries.

Intricate Thanka Art adorns the walls of the monasteries.

Hanuman Tok. Hinduism is another primary religion in Sikkim. Hanuman Tok is small temple on a hillock dedicated Lord Hanuman. It is approximately 11kms from Gangtok town. The view of the valley below and the adjacent hills is remarkable from here.

Hanuman Tok. Hinduism is another primary religion in Sikkim. Hanuman Tok is small temple on a hillock dedicated Lord Hanuman. It is approximately 11kms from Gangtok town. The view of the valley below and the adjacent hills is remarkable from here.

Besides the beautiful Stupa, a little monk playing frisbee is a beautiful sight.

Besides the beautiful Stupa, a little monk playing frisbee is a beautiful sight.

Where Art and Religion Unites.  Lingdum or Ranka monastery is a fairly new monastery built in the year 2000. Beautiful murals and ‘thanka’ paintings decorate the walls of the Monastery.

Where Art and Religion Unites. Lingdum or Ranka monastery is a fairly new monastery built in the year 2000. Beautiful murals and ‘thanka’ paintings decorate the walls of the Monastery.

'Bukhoo' is a traditional attire of Sikkimese women.

'Bukhoo' is a traditional attire of Sikkimese women.

A friendly monk at Ranka Monastery

A friendly monk at Ranka Monastery