In another major recognition, Sikkim's Khangchendzonga
National Park, home to the world's third highest peak, Mount Khangchendzonga
, made it to the list.
Reconnaissance surveys were done from April 2008 to February 2009 in different catchments of Khangchendzonga
BR (Sathyakumar et al.
More generalized rituals, such as the one done throughout Sikkim by the Buddhists during "Pang-Lhabsol" to propitiate the various ruling deities of the mountain peak of the Khangchendzonga
, the midlands represented by the Yoksum region and the lowlands down below, is indicative of the widespread respect with which this sacred landscape region is worshipped by the people.
Mollem National Park, Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Khangchendzonga
National Park, and Namdapha National Park are some, which are, as yet unexplored must visit wildlife destinations in India.( ANI )
The eco-sensitive limit of the Khangchendzonga
National Park in Sikkim, as per a draft notification is just between 25- 200 m.
It borders the Khangchendzonga
National Park and Biosphere Reserve and offers amazing views of Mount Khangchendzonga
(8,585m), the third highest peak in the world and the protective deity of Sikkim.
No doubt, it's a bit of a trek up, but it's completely worth it to see one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim, the Enchey Monastery means the 'Solitary' monastery and the protecting deities Khangchendzonga
and Yabdean are believed to reside here.
" It offers spectacular views of the Khangchendzonga
." The Ghoom Monastery, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Garden and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute are worth a visit.
And so I described in my letters the place I lived in, the way the Khangchendzonga
looked from my window on a clear day, the way it changed as the light changed, as you changed your vantage point--window, quadrangle, pavilion, Mall, hillside--there, its eerie magnificence, its purple splendour, its vivid whiteness, the way it stood, a solid unwavering presence even when you couldn't see it for rain, mist and fog, the unshakeable certainty of its being.
For me though it's about the breakfast at the Keventer's balcony, looking at the Khangchendzonga
mountain range while eating some awesome ham, pork sausages and bacon.