TSOMGO LAKE

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Location: 40-km From Gangtok, Western District, Sikkim
Altitude: 12,400 ft.
Tourist Attraction: Brahminy Ducks & Migratory Birds
Best Time To Visit: May To August

Tsomgo Lake, SIkkimTsomgo literally means "Source of the Lake " in Bhutia language. ' TSO' means lake and ' MGO' means head. At about 40-km away from Gangtok, this serene and holy lake is situated at an altitude of 12,400 ft on the Gangtok - Nathu La highway. It is about 1-km. long, oval in shape, 15 meters deep. It is also a home of Brahminy Ducks besides being a stopover for various migratory birds.

Visiting Season
The lake remains frozen during the winter months up to mid-May. Between May and August it is possible to see a variety of flowers in blooms, including the Rhododendrons, various species of Primulas, blue and yellow Poppies, Irises, etc. It is also an ideal habitat for the Red Panda and various species of birds.

How to get thereHOW TO GET THERE

Air: The closest airport is at Bagdogra, which is 124-km from Gangtok (about 4 hours drive) and connected by air with all-important Indian Metros. For all further details please contact any one of the Sikkim tourism offices.
Rail: The nearest railhead is at New Jalpaiguri, which is 125-km (about 4 hours drive) from Gangtok. NJP is well connected with all major cities of India. Gangtok, railway bookings can be made at the booking counter of the Sikkim nationalised transport terminus.
Road: Gangtok is connected with Darjeeling , Kalimpong and Siliguri by the national highway 31 A. the Sikkim nationalised transport plies regular bus services between Gangtok and Siliguri and within Sikkim. Private buses, jeeps and taxis are also available from Siliguri and Bagdogra. Bookings can be made at the SNT terminus, Siliguri.

Where to Stay PLACES TO STAY

Gangtok has quite good hotels for a comfortable stay. There are youth hostels and various lodges, which give tourists a comfortable stay in Gangtok.



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