View of Gangtok from Rumtek Monastery
Rumtek Monastery is perched on a hill overlooking Gangtok. It is one of the most significant and largest monasteries in Gangtok. Built in the 16th century, the monastery served as the main seat of Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism for some time. But in recent times it has been …Continue Reading →
Fresh trout from the nearby streams and Teesta river
Lal Bazaar is the soul of Sikkim’s kitchen. It is where local women do their shopping and churn out recipes for their daily meals. Wandering through the vegetable market you are unconsciously taking a peek into Sikkim’s kitchen. Fresh vegetables and all sorts of items are being brought from all …Continue Reading →
Mostly pine covered Himalayan Zoological Park near Gangtok
This enclosure is the first of its kind in North-East India. It has been designed with the latest modern concept of ‘immersion exhibit’. While constructing the park, behavior of each individual species were kept in mind to provide their natural habitat. So it is a lot more difficult to spot …Continue Reading →
Picteresque Paljor Stadium is the home ground of Sikkim United
Like most modern society trends and customs are fast evolving in Gangtok. Sikkim hasn’t produced too many sportsmen but that trend might soon change. I think the state’s new found passion for football owes itself to Bhaichung Bhutia, who was not long ago the captain of Indian Football team. Now …Continue Reading →
View of Gangtok from Ganesh Tok
Gangtok is sprawled over steep slopes and hills. This capital city of Sikkim can only be seen in parts and bits. One of the best things you could do before exploring Gangtok is to get a whole picture of the town from Ganesh Tok, which is the highest point around …Continue Reading →
North Sikkim is accessible only in summer
Sikkim was a bit of dilemma! From the people, to the food, to the culture and the religion there is immense diversity. It took me some time to settle in. The majority of settlers here are Nepalis. Though Lepchas are the original settles, they are considerably lesser in number. The …Continue Reading →