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Published: November 9th 2017
In Pelling Sunrise is early nearly 5.00 in the morning. To see sunrise we woke up at 4.30 only. But could not get a view. As we were far away from Kanchanjunga, good view was not possible. After breakfast, we started for Pelling site seeing. On the way we saw Rimbi fall. Did not stop there. Next we saw Rock Garden. But due to flood it has been distroyed and remains are there. Now Sikkim government is developing it as orange garden.
Our driver was a good person. His name was something sounding RimZim. He was post graduate. But as there are no salary jobs many such graduates drive cars. Here boys learn driving at age of 8 and by the time they are 18, they take driving licence. He was talkative and told us about his marriage. He had one daughter and he wanted to give time for his family. So he was not running after money. He was content and happy in what he had. Khechuperi Lake is holy lake. It is stated that in spite of surrounded by various trees, no leaf can be seen in the lake. It is sad that even if it
is fallen then the birds lift it and keep the lake clean. It is said that the lake disappears if becomes unholy. This is 3rd place. From the view point the footprint shape of lake can be viewed.There is also a small monetary beside lake. With the lighted lamps , it looks very beautiful.
Next stop was Kanchanjunga fall. A beautiful spot. Water comes down in various steps. Many small falls can be seen by the time we reach to main fall. Each has its own beauty. This time a helping squad was standing there to let people reach upto fall. Did photography then Started for Yuksum.
It is village of Dany Dengzoppa a film actor. 33 kms from Pelling, Yuksom, literally meaning the ‘meeting place of three lamas’ is of great historical importance to the Sikkimese. It was here that the first Chogyal was crowned in 1642. The throne made of stones is even today considered sacred as is the footprint of Lhatsun Chenpo, which can be seen close to the throne. 2 km uphill from Yuksum is Dubdi monastery, the oldest in Sikkim. Yuksom is also the gateway to the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, the base for
some of the most fascinating treks through high mountain region.
Helipad of Pelling. Kanchanjunga expediors's cottages we saw from distance. last packing is done here. From view point scenic view can be seen.
Then we came back to hotel and had lunch. Again we went to see the Suspension Bridge. View of surrounding area is breath taking with beautiful valley and waterfalls. The Singshore Suspension Bridge is highest bridge in Sikkim and second highest in Asia with over 100 meters in hight. Total length is approx. 200 meters. Connecting two gorges in west Sikkim.
At the Tea joint there had nice tea with ginger.
Came back to hotel. As no one was willing to go to see ruins of Rabdentse palace we stayed back at hotel. Tommorrow, we were going to Gangtok and wanted to take out permission for Nathula Pass and Gurumar Dongar Lake. Hence worked on it.
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