Sometimes the best plans go wary, on our vacation to North East, we planned many destinations, but slipped to spend time in Gangtok itself. Albeit it was a great delight to walk on the Mall road daily in the late evenings and early morning.
The Mall Road at 10 PM (above) and 5 AM (below)
Close to Nathula Pass is the Baba Mandir at an elevation of about 13000 feet, this is a simple temple built in honour of an Indian Army Solider. People make a beeline for Gantolk braving treacherous road, landslides and snow to visit (hats off to India tourists and the BRO who do their best in building road at this heights). But Alas, we couldn't visit Nathula Pass which is just 3 kms away, but requires special permission, again improper plan.
A lake shaped like India on the map on the way down from the Baba Mandir
Ths Tsonga Lake lies in between the Mandir and Gangtok. A beautiful lake surrounded by hills
We could though manage to make it to Rumtek Monastery. Said to be the largest in Sikkim.