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Mangan- Explore the North East India
The small charming region of Mangan lies in the Northern part of the state of Sikkim. Mangan is located at an altitude of nearly 956 meters above sea level and is enclosed in the arms of mountains covered under the white sheet of snow. Mangan serves as the administrative headquarters for North Sikkim.
Buddhism reached the land of Mangan in the 9th century via Guru Rinpoche. In the ancient times, Mangan served as the gateway to reach the Tibetan Plateau. The region was conquered by the Bhutanese and later on Chinese invaded the place. Nearly two third of the people residing here belong to Nepalese Community and follow Hindu religion, while the remaining ones have faith in Buddhism.
Yumthang valley is a hotspot for tourists in the Mangan town. This magnificent valley is located at a height of nearly 3575 meters and is surrounded by breathtaking surroundings.
Labrang Monastery is another equally attractive place and its foundation was laid down back in the year of 1814. It is one of the most ancient monasteries housed in India. Animal and nature enthusiasts can visit the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary and it is famous for showcasing forty plus species of endangered flora.
One can easily reach Mangan via air, rail and road network. Bagdogra Airport is the closest airport and is situated at a distance of 124 km. The nearest railway junction is at Siliguri at a distance of nearly 114 km. Well-built and well-connected roads lead to Mangan from Gangtok. Buses and taxis are a common option to reach Mangan.