Tashi View Point Gangtok

 
It's located in Tashi and about 8kms from the Gangtok town. It offers a sweeping view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks on a clear day. In fact the view of sunrise from here is unforgettable, you will see the peaks dazzling with changing colors. But for that you must reach the point before 5am. 
 
In the opposite mountains, you can see the Phodong and Labrang monasteries. From the road level you need to climb steep flights of stairs to reach up to the circular viewing area. It can easily accommodate about 15-20 persons. 
 
 
 
There is no admission fee. However you can pay Rs. 10/- to get closer view of the peaks through a binocular and telescope mounted here. The forests in the opposite mountains look so close that I spent some good 10 minutes hunting for some wild animals through the binocular.  
 
Tashi View Point Gangtok 
Tashi View Point Gangtok 
 
There is a resting shed here as well as a shop offering tea, coffee, snacks as well as gift &ásouvenir items. Prices are reasonable. 
 
View from Tashi View Point Gangtok 
View from Tashi View Point 
 
How to reach 
Tashi View Point is covered under standard local tours offered by the taxi drivers. It's about 8kms from Gangtok town and near Bakthang Waterfall. You can take a taxi and come here. 
 
 
 
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