Ravangla or Rawangla or Ravongla is a small tourist town situated at an elevation of 8000 ft in South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is connected by state highway to other major towns in the state and lies between Pelling and Gangtok.
Lachung is a mountain village close to the Tibetan border, in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. It's divided by the Lachung River. The village is home to the 19th-century Buddhist Lachung Monastery, surrounded by apple orchards. Nearby, the Yumthang Valley's Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary protects many species of rhododendron. The valley is also known for its waterfalls, pine forests and hot springs.
Pelling is a small town in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga. The late-17th-century Buddhist Sanga Choling Monastery has mountain views. Pemayangtse Monastery features wall paintings, sculptures and a gold-plated statue of Guru Padsambhava. Overlooking a valley, the 17th-century Rabdentse Palace, now in ruins, still has evidence of the king’s bedroom and kitchen.
Tsomgo Lake, also known as Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim District, some 40 kilometers (25 mi) from the capital Gangtok. The lake remains frozen during the winter season. It lies at an altitude of 12,400 ft from the sea level. The Lake is covered by steep mountains & always covered with snow during the winter season.
Further, the road to Nathula Pass skirts the lake on the north side.The Chinese border crossing is only some 5 kilometers east-northeast in a straight line,but some 18 kilometers by road. For Nathula Pass a sesonal permit is required which can be acquired on the spot but, it is uncertain because of the traffic of the Tourist.First come first serve basis. Otherwise for an assurance visit to nathula, one can make an advance payment to their travel agent in Sikkim from whom they will hire a car for their Sikkim Tour .
Captain "Baba" Harbhajan Singh (30 August 1946 – 4 October 1968)was an Indian Army soldier. He is revered as the "Hero of Nathula" by soldiers of the Indian army, who built a shrine in his honor. He was accorded the status of saint by believers who refer to him as the "Baba" (saintly father). Most of his faithful have come to believe his spirit protects every soldier in the inhospitable high-altitude terrain of the Eastern Himalayas. As with most saints, the Baba is believed to grant favors to those who revere and worship him. He is said to be protecting the country even after death.
Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.