Picturesque Gangtok, Sikkim

Here are five shots from Gangtok, the very picturesque capital of Sikkim, a former kingdom now part of India, tucked in between Nepal and Bhutan in the Himalayas, up against the Chinese border. Click to enlarge.

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And finally, Mt. Kangchenjunga‎, the World’s Third Highest Mountain, along the Road to Changu (Tsomgo) Lake, Sikkim. That’s quite a drive.

 

Friday Photo #26: Striking, Exotic Sikkim

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Sikkim. It’s that little thumb of India that sticks up into the Himalayas between Nepal and Bhutan, all the way to the Chinese border. Capital, Gangtok, pictured here. Click the photo to enlarge it. See more photos from Gangtok in the India Gallery at EarthPhotos.com, and see all the Friday Photos.

A good weekend to all.

Gangtok, India

Gangtok, the capital of the former kingdom of Sikkim, lies between Bhutan and Nepal near the Indian border with Tibet. From a visit in December, 2013. Click the photos to enlarge. All the photos from that trip, to Gangtok and Saigon, Vietnam, are here. See also the India and Vietnam galleries at EarthPhotos.com.

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More from the Former Kingdom of Sikkim – Wednesday HDRs

YakManA Man and His Yak, Changu (Tsomgo) Lake, Sikkim, India.

GangtokCity01Gangtok, Sikkim, India.

TinyRestaurantTiny Restaurant, Gangtok, Sikkim, India.

OtherSideOfGangtokThe Other Side of Town, Gangtok, Sikkim, India.

RoadToChanguThe road to Changu (Tsomgo) Lake, Sikkim, India.

RopewayThe Ropeline, Gangtok, Sikkim, India.

Click ‘em to make ‘em bigger. These also appear in the India Gallery at EarthPhotos.com, and on Flickr.