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.
May and August it is possible to see a variety of flowers in blooms, including
the rhododendrons, various species of primulas,
blue and yellow poppies, irises etc. It is also an ideal habitat for thered
panda and various species of birds.