State : Sikkim, in the north eastern state of India.
Best time to Travel : March to late May, October to Mid-December.
Location : Khecheopalri Lake is located at a distance of 24 km from
Pemayangtse in Sikkim, India. Pemayangtse is situated in West Sikkim at
Gyalshing, about 140 km from Gangtok,
capital city of Sikkim.
Know Khecheopalri Lake in Sikkim
Khecheopalri Lake in Sikkim is also known as the wishing lake. This
unusually tranquil Khecheopalri Lake Sikkim is surrounded by blooming forest
and is considered as one of the sacred lakes of Sikkim both by the Buddhist
and the Hindus. Hence, no water sport or other activities besides prayers
are allowed around the lake. It is believed that birds do not permit even a
single leaf to float on the Khecheopalri Lake surface. The surrounding of
the lake is an ideal place to find the Lepcha Houses and their communities.
Khecheopalri Lake in Sikkim is easily approachable from
Gangtok, the capital city of
Sikkim. You can easily reach Gangtok
via Siliguri or Jalpaiguri, both in West Bengal, India. Pemayangtse, which
about 24 km away from the lake is situated in West Sikkim at Gyalshing,
about 140 km from Gangtok, capital
city of Sikkim.
Airport : Nearest airport is Bagdogra in West Bengal( 124
kms.), from where scheduled flights operates to and fro from Kolkata, Delhi,
Guwahati. The Bagdogra
airport is connected to Gangtok by
a helicopter service operating between Gangtok
- Bagdogra - Gangtok.
Railhead : Two nearest railway station are at Siliguri (114
km) and New Jalpaiguri (125 km) stabilizing link to Calcutta, Delhi,
Guwahati, Lucknow and other
important cities in India.
Road Transport : Gangtok
is connected with all weather mettaled road with Siliguri, Kalimpong,
Gangtok etc. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is connected by all weather road
to Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Siliguri and also to all the District headquarters
within Sikkim. There is a motorable road from Pemayangtse right up to the
Private Taxis, Jeeps and Landrovers ply regularly on the Gangtok- Siliguri
Highway and are available for transfer of passengers between
Gangtok and Siliguri/ New
Jalpaiguri Junction/ Bagdogra, and also for local sightseeing at fixed rates
and may be reserved through Tourist Bureau, Govt. of West Bengal,
NOTE : Foreigners need a permit to enter Sikkim (available at
Staying near Khecheopalri Lake (Sikkim)
Trekker's hut has been provided by the Tourist Department. There is also a
pilgrim's hut, managed by the Tourism Department, which is meant to provide
accommodations to the people who come on pilgrimage tours.