Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM ,
Saturday: 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM ,
Sunday: 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM
Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary is located at a distance of 31 km from Gangtok. Situated on the way to the Tsomgo Lake, this sanctuary ranges from altitudes between 3,292 and 4,116 metre. Due to variance in altitude, the sanctuary boasts a wide variety of flora and fauna.
This sanctuary comprises flora of rare and endangered species, which include tall juniper, ground orchid, rhododendron and silver fir. In addition, the sanctuary is also a home to different species of irises, wild strawberries, poppies, primulas, orchids, gentians, rare panax and rhododendron.
Medicinal plants such as Nilo bikh' (Aconitun Ferox), 'Kutki' (Picrorhiza Scrophulariflora) and 'Jatamasi' (Nardostachs Graandiflora) can also be found in this sanctuary. Before the arrival of...