Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, Gangtok

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The Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary, located in East Sikkim, India. It is situated around the area adjoining the Tsomgo (Changu) lake along the Nathula Road. Located about 31km east of Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, this sanctuary covers an area of about 31km2, and extends from the "5 Mile" police check point up to and along the ridges bordering the Rong Chu Valley and Lake Tsomgo.Rich in both flora and fauna, rare, endangered ground orchids and rhododendrons interspersed among tall junipers and taller silver firs are among the important plants present. Rhododendron niveum (the State Tree of Sikkim) and Cypripedium tibeticum (the ground slipper orchid), which is on the verge of extinction, have also been introduced here.
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  • This Sanctuary is near the Tsomgo lake and was a wonderful place to visit..Its about 31 sq km in area and has got a variety of flora and fauna and walking around here was a memorable experience. But r...  more »
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  • This area is totally protected area,you can see natural beauty,flora and fauna
  • it is a wildlife sanctuary in East Sikkim, India. It is situated around the area adjoining the Tsomgo(Changu) lake along the Nathula Road. Located about 31 km (19 mi) east of Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, this sanctuary covers an area of about 31 km2 (12 sq mi), and extends from the "15th Mile" police check point up to and along the ridges bordering the Rong Chu Valley and Lake Tsomgo.
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