Gurudongmar Lake, North Sikkim, SK
Situated in a very hostile environment about 18000 ft above sea level, this place of beauty requires a patient 7-8 hours of travel from gangtok. All this for a lake you would think. But when you do arrive, among the barren land, a gust of dust , deficit oxygen levels, and extreme cold conditions, you will get your answer. Not in google, yahoo or bing but in your smile and your face. This place can only be experienced not expressed in words. Go ahead and get yours. What you could do there: Take a walk along the lake, find your favourite spot, switch on your favourite song, stare at the lake thats in all shades of blue that your eye could possibly perceive, empty your mind and let it take its course. Best part: You are the spectator of this canvas. On the lower end is the cold blue lake with snow cap mountains's reflection. On the upper end is the clean blue sky with cottony white clouds. They both look the same! Folklore Funfact: Legend has it that, Guru Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Dongmar), touched and sanctified the lake, and thus, even in extreme winter, a portion of the lake does not freeze. So guys who are going in extreme winter can even do a bit of historical proof hunting.