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It is literally known as "source of the lake " in Bhutia language. Just about 40 kms. away from Gangtok, the capital of the state, this serene lake is situated at an altitude of 12,000 ft on the Gangtok Nathu La highway. It falls in the restricted area and hence an inner line permit is required by Indians to visit this place. Foreign nationals are not permitted to visit this lake without special permission. The lake is about 1 km. Long, oval in shape, 15 meters deep and is considered sacred by the local people. It is also a home of brahminy ducks. It's cool, placid water harmonizes with the scenic beauty around. A small temple of lord Siva is constructed on the lakeside . This placid lake remains frozen during the winter months up to mid-May

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  • Copyright: Sirsendu Gayen (sgayen) (143)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-04-13
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-07-06 11:34
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