Abode Of The Nature: Gurudongmar
Situated at a 17,800ft above the sea level, Gurudongmar is a land of beauty and serenity. It is among the most sacred places in India. The vast plateau is border to China and has a mixed culture of both the nation. It is in Northern part of Sikkim and the landscape is heart throbbing. The area suits best to people looking for offbeat tourist spots across India.
Because of its controversial location tourists at Gurudongmar have to go through strict police checking. It is surely worth for to be a tourist at this place because of its long stretches of alpine pastures, flower valleys and pure environment. Far away from the urbanised settlements, Gurudongmar presents marvellous creation of nature.
Stay and Travel:
It is difficult to find a place to reside in Gurudongmar due to its high altitude. Lachen and Thangu are two places in particular where people can live. Local transports or Taxis are easily available to reach the Gurudongmar Lake. One has to get an army permit to visit the lake because of its mere distance from China.
Areas of Interest:
The most important place to visit is the Gurudongmar Lake. The lake is named after Guru Dongmar also known as Padmasambhav. It is thought be among the highest lakes in the world. Its pristine appearance makes one fall in love with the place. The lake provides source to Teesta River. The destination is basically worshipped by Sikhs. It is believed that Guru Nanak’s visited this place to provide support t people who were moved from Tibet. His footprints and a utensil are preserved in a nearby area. Presence of Gurudwara to the vicinity adds to the purity of the place.
The place is surrounded by high peaks like Kanchenjunga. The sun rise and sets points are mostly covered by tourists. The close view of sun is not possible in urban areas. The points are generally liked by tourists where they click pictures and enjoy the scenery.
The roads connecting from Lachen to Gurudongmar is one gorgeous site. It is amazing to note how the landscape changes its forms from mountains to forests and to streams. The terrain gradually is seen as converting into colourful valley, if it is flowering season. The travel from Lachen is a compulsory add-on the itinerary.
It is also considered as a slice of Ladakh because of its typical type of climate and altitude. The beauty of area not limited to the lake but also in its surroundings. The area transports one into tranquillity and peace. Some nearby tourist spots like Lachen monastery, Thangu valleys and Yumthang can be visited. The places are covered with seasonal naturally blooming flowers and crystalline waterfalls.
An adventure seeker can find numerous places of interest. Number of mountain activities is carried in these areas where people can involve themselves in rock climbing, river crossing, trekking etc. A trek in Chopta valley is one unthinkable creation of god.
Gurudongmar and other regions of North Sikkim are making popular entry into tourist spots in the country. Situated totally away from the metros, this place surely gives time to breathe and relish the beauty of nature.
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