35 kms from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.
Tourist Attractions Nearby:
Alpine Sanctury, Tseten Tashi cave, Nathula pass, river Lungtze Chu and a
little Shiva temple are some of the other added attractions.
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
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.
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
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.
Since the Changu Lake is nearby Gangtok, one can easily reach it after
landing in Gangtok.
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
There are two nearest railway stations, Siliguri (114kms) and
New Jalpaiguri (125 kms ) connecting Sikkim to the important cities of
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 is easily available in Gangtok. There are many Hotels, Lodges
and tourist hostels, just any one of them according to your requirement.