It is one of the most valued tourist attractions of Gangtok. The beautiful lake is often covered by a snowy hill on the left and an arid hill on the right making it a spectacular viewing point. The crystal blue water in the lake brings about a mesmeric feel to the entire region. The lake often reaches freezing temperatures so caution is advised.
The Rumtek Monastery is one of the biggest monasteries in Sikkim, located over a hill 23 km from Gangtok. Initially it was called as the Dharma Chakra Center. The monastery is encompassed by verdant green mountains and in this manner fills in as a visual treat other than being a point of convergence for profound comfort.