My first snow in Sikkim India

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8th Mar 2014
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This is the capital of sikkim and basically its the center point and you have to visit all the spots from here.
Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
its a magnificent Tibetian Monastery build in the 16th century.
Photo of Rumtek Monastery, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Rumtek Monastery, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Rumtek Monastery, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Rumtek Monastery, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Rumtek Monastery, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Rumtek Monastery, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Rumtek Monastery, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Rumtek Monastery, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Rumtek Monastery, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
its lay bare the wonderful varieties of mountain flowers on different kinds. a must watch!!
Photo of Flower Show Centre, Bhanu Path, Tathangchen Area, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Flower Show Centre, Bhanu Path, Tathangchen Area, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Flower Show Centre, Bhanu Path, Tathangchen Area, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Flower Show Centre, Bhanu Path, Tathangchen Area, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Flower Show Centre, Bhanu Path, Tathangchen Area, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Flower Show Centre, Bhanu Path, Tathangchen Area, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Flower Show Centre, Bhanu Path, Tathangchen Area, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Flower Show Centre, Bhanu Path, Tathangchen Area, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Flower Show Centre, Bhanu Path, Tathangchen Area, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
its the spot where you have to stay to visit Yumthang, Zero-point and Katao. its surrounded by gigantic snow capped himalayan range.
Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
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Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
its know as the valley of flowers. but to see those over twenty-four species of the rhododendron along with primulas, poppies, iris and other flora you have to go there between april to may. i went there in march so all i saw is snow and snow and some more snow!
Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
zero point remains covered by snow throughout the year!!
Photo of Zero Point - Yumesamdong, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Zero Point - Yumesamdong, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Zero Point - Yumesamdong, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Zero Point - Yumesamdong, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Zero Point - Yumesamdong, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Zero Point - Yumesamdong, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
katao is know as the switzerland of india and yes it is!! people don't usually visit this place but this is like heaven with crystal clear blue eyes, snow covered ground, fresh air and white pine trees (since they are covers by snow). honestly it was actually hard for me to believe that katao is a part of our hot and humid india.
Photo of Katao, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
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Photo of Katao, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
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Photo of Katao, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Katao, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
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Photo of Katao, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
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Photo of Katao, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
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Photo of Katao, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
its the border between china and india. i went in march and the temperature was -8 degree centigrade. you have to get a permit first to visit this place from gangtok.
Photo of Nathula, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Nathula, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Nathula, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Nathula, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Major "Baba" Harbhajan Singh was an Indian army soldier who died near the Nathula Pass. He is revered by soldiers of the Indian army as the "Hero of Nathula" and the army men have also built a temple in his honour.
Photo of Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
its a glacial lake at 12,400 ft. its surrounded by snow covered mountains. in winter this lake complete freezes and you can actually play football on it
Photo of Changu Lake, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Changu Lake, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee
Photo of Changu Lake, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Raya Banerjee