Gangtok is the capital in the state of Sikkim making a better attractive tourist destination that reflects the unique ambiance blend with the tradition with modernity. The stupas, monasteries, and many others make a deeply felt presence thriving the town. Some of the important places in Gangtok are listed below:
Ranka Monastery, Gangtok:
Ranka Monastery is located in 20 KMS from the Gangtok town and is the wonderful monasteries present in east Sikkim. Ranka Monastery is spread out in the most wide-area giving scenic views. The new monastery does not have significance comparing to Rumtek Monastery.
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The monastery allows Zurmang Kagyud lineage for Buddhism with the direction of lineage Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche in the 12th successor. The Ranka Monastery is surrounded by forested mountains around the place with the perfect monasteries present in the East Sikkim. The Ranka road also lies in treacherous conditions and it is located in the 8 KM journey from Gangtok.
Tsomgo Lake is also called Changu Lake or Tsongmo Lake which is the glacial lake in East Sikkim. Tsomgo Lake is located 40 kilometers from Gangtok capital and has an elevation of 3,753 m location. The Lake remains frozen in the winter season and the surface of Tsomgo Lake also reflects in many different colors.
The changing seasons also gives a better reverence for the Sikkimese people. They are quality of the lake water is moderate with the perfect accommodation available in Goibibo coupons. Changing colors of this lake are studied and prognosticated by Buddhist monks. Tsomgo Lake will be oval in shape and has a surface area of 24.47 hectares and has a maximum length of 836 meters. The maximum width of Tsomgo Lake will be in 427 meters making it the widest.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park:
Gangtok has the internationally recognized Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park with conservation for breeding programs. Some of the common species available are Red Panda, Tibetan Wolf, Snow Leopards, and many other endangered animal species located in the Eastern Himalayas.
The town of Darjeeling has a 67.56-acre zoo with the Indian state of West Bengal and it has an average elevation with a maximum of 7,000 feet. The Himalayan Zoological Park has been stabled in August 1958 and the park is converted into the registered Society of West Bengal. This Himalayan park holds the Captive and Conservation Breeding for breeding the endangered animal species.
Ban Jhakri Waterfall is a 100-foot waterfall that is located with a wide landscaped park in the forested area of 7 KMS in the town of Gangtok and it is located close to the Ranka Monastery. The paved footbridge and pathways that are found around the park are spread over the 2 acres land area. The manmade lake is also present with the dragon in the center and the theme of the entire will be in Shaman culture making the Sikkimese architecture visible from the park. Gazebos are also present in many different several points making for relaxing with the soaking view of flowing stream.