River Teesta, Gangtok

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River Teesta, the longest river of Sikkim flows across the state and is an ideal site for white water rafting. Rathong glacier being its origin, the stream meanders down the rocky cliffs with a thunderous flow and force and merge into the river Brahmaputra in Bangladesh.

Rangeet, the main tributary of the river meets it before the Teesta Bridge. It flows with the name of Rangpo river in the town of Rangpo. The melting snow of the glacier is accumulated during rainy seasons and acts as a safeguard for the inhabitants residing in the vicinity form the floods. It forms beautiful gorges and ravines on its way.

Along the course of the river, one finds beautiful tropical deciduous trees and alpine vegetation. The inflatable boat on the white waters of Teesta and the sandy beaches along the way will take you to journey of nature in Sikkim.

The strong currents of the river makes it an ideal spot for the leisure sport river rafting. Group rafting facilities are available in the towns of Melli and Teesta bazaar. A trip on the raft in the gushing and icy waters of Teesta is a great experience for both nature and adventure enthusiasts.

 

 

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