The Teesta River is the Lifeline of the Himalayan State of Sikkim in North East India.

Descending from the Lofty and Snow Capped Himalayas it merges into the Bay Of Bengal as a tributary of the Mighty River Brahmaputra.

The Icy Waters of the River Carve a way through the Himalayas as the Glaciers melt in the Summer .

Observe the Bush like Rhododendron on the banks of the Mountain Spring.

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Icy Waters at a Height of  4500 metres ( 14500 feet)

The  Icy Waters surge over Rocks down the steep Himalayan Slopes.

Sharp Waterfalls form  numerous tresses on the Himalayan Slopes as the Water descends to the Lower Himalayas and the foothills in West Bengal.

Observe the sharp change in the Flora in the pictures of the Higher Himalayas and Lower Himalayas.

One of the Many Waterfalls that descend to form the River Teesta

Lush Green Forests , Banana Trees and Large Tropical Blooms  ( do see a previous post titled ENORMOUS TRUMPETS) now surround the Clear Mountain Springs .

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Descending to the Lower Himalayas at an altitude of 2000 metres

The Teesta River near Rangpo forms the Boundary between the Indian States of Sikkim and West Bengal .

The Road from Kalimpong in West Bengal and Rangpo in Sikkim virtually hugs the banks of the lifeline of Sikkim, the River Teesta.

The Emerald Green Waters of the Teesta turn a muddy brown during the Rainy Season.

The Teesta River and a Himalayan backdrop

Watch out for the next blog as we trace the River Teesta and the evolving  Enchanting Forests along it’s banks.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

37 thoughts on “ICY HIMALAYAN SOURCE”

  1. I just got back from a very impulsive trip , which I hope explains why I couldn’t check the post on orchids the other day . These pictures are fab , Mukul . I didn’t want to leave Sikkim because of the waterfalls !!!

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  2. I am so glad you “liked” my review of “Nine Line” on my blog. It allowed me to find you on this huge, convoluted web. Your photos are amazing! I adore waterfalls and flowers, and your stories and photos are lovely. I am very glad to have found you! Best, Leiah

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  3. It’s dry where I live – almost a desert some years, so the sight of a brook like this really gets me going – and waterfalls….love the sound of water falling (esp on a tin roof!) Thanks for sharing India…

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