By Ananya Sethi
It’s not just the green everywhere but everything in nature comes to life. The small streams, the waterfalls, and even the clouds come up with their own stories. – Parikshat Ghising, Instagram
Even though we travellers love any and every place, there are some that manage to rise above others and make a special place in our hearts. For me, it is the Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim was an enchanting experience where we stayed up all night singing and watched the sunrise from our room. – @skippyfeet, Instagram
The best view comes after the hardest climb!
Saloni Kukreja munching some bhel (A savoury snack, originating from the Indian subcontinent, and is also a type of chaat) with this serene view.
Perched on a hill 23kms from Gangtok, the most convenient way of reaching Rumtek is to take a private vehicle. The monastery is a 1.5 hour drive from The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok with astounding views of the Himalayas all along the route. Hiking to the top of the monastery to Shanti view point exposes you to a breath-taking view of the mountainous region and the gorgeous Gangtok city. So, do carry something warm for this sweater weather to recuperate and be amused by the charm of Rumtek.