Thursday, March 8, 2012

Saramsa Garden Gangtok Sikkim Flowers

When visiting Gangtok, an absolute must-see place is the Saramsa Garden Complex in Gangtok, Sikkim. It was set up way back in 1922!
Location of Saramsa Garden: The Saramsa Garden is not located in the actual city of Gangtok. You have to travel about 14-15kms from  Gangtok, on the road leading to Pakyong road.

Address of Saramsa Garden Sikkim:
Saramsa Garden
Gangtok-Pakyong Road
East Sikkim - 737101

At the entrance itself you can expect something beautiful when you look up at the lovely archway (see photo below)

Entrance archway

Do pay attention, too, to the walls along the pathway - there are lovely paintings all the way.

Paintings on walls along pathway
Quaint lamp posts
Paved pathway
The entire garden complex has well paved 
pathways (see photo at left)  for comfortable walking, quaint antique lamp posts (see photo above right) 
and everywhere - absolutely everywhere - 
there is a riot of colours vying for your attention.

The garden apparently was first home to fruit-laden trees & was later developed to include orchids and other flowers. During our visit, we say lychees on one tree and different hued blooms with fascinating designs on the petals. There were even pretty pink flowers nodding their pretty heads over a pond, as though trying to catch their own reflections!

See the photos below and you'll know what I am talking about...

Are these lychees waiting to ripen?

Note the natural intricate design on the petals ~ fascinating!

"How do we look?" the flowers seem to ask their reflections!

A sudden burst of vivid colours greets you everywhere

Lots of green too amidst the colourful blooms

Well-manicured shrubs

And, finally, have a look at the picture-perfect building in the photo below ~ it is a residential building & not a hotel (but does have a restaurant on the ground floor) ~ Wouldn't you love to own a home here?!

For further information about visiting the Saramsa Garden, you can contact:
Forest, Environment & Wildlife Management Department
Government of Sikkim
Forest Secretariat Annexure II, Ground Floor, Room No. 1101
Deorali - 737102
East Sikkim
Ph: 03592 - 280381 / Fax us at : 03592 - 281778

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