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Changu Lake

Location: Located just 35 kms from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.
Tourist Attractions Nearby: Kyonqnosia, Kyonqnosla Alpine Sanctury, Tseten Tashi cave, Nathula pass, river Lungtze Chu and a little Shiva temple are some of the other added attractions.
Best Activities: Fishing and just lazing around.

About Changu Lake
Changu Lake is literally known as the ' source of the lake' in Bhutia language. Situated around 35 kms away from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, this calm lake is located at an altitude of 12,310 ft on the Gangtok Nathu La highway.

The lake is about 1 km. Long, oval in shape, 15 meters deep and is considered sacred by the local people. It's cool, placid water smoothly merges with the scenic beauty around. Changu Lake - SikkimThis placid lake remains frozen during the winter months up to mid-May.

The lake has charming Alpine forests, which is home to some rare animals like the Red Panda, Brahminy ducks and variety of birds. Between the month of May and August one can see a variety of flowers blooming like the Rhododendrous, various species of Primulas, Blue and Yellow Poppies, Iries etc.

NOTE : Foreigners are not allowed to visit Changu Lake and the Indian tourists are allowed only if they have inner permit, since the Lake falls in the restricted area.

Getting There
Since the Changu Lake is nearby Gangtok, one can easily reach it after landing in Gangtok.

Air: Nearest airport is Bagdogra in West Bengal (124 kms), where flights fly to and fro from Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. The Bagdogra airpot is connected to Gangtok by a helicopter service operating between Gangtok and Bagdogra.
Rail: There are two nearest railway stations, Siliguri (114kms) and New Jalpaiguri (125 kms ) connecting Sikkim to the important cities of India.
Road: Gangtok is well connected with other parts of Sikkim and the country by weather metaled roads. Hire a private taxis, Jeeps that ply regulary on the Gangtok Siliguri Highway and reach Changu Lake.

Accommodation
Accommodation is easily available in Gangtok. There are many Hotels, Lodges and tourist hostels, just any one of them according to your requirement.
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