|Himalayas: Mount Everest (left) and the "Sleeping Buddha" (Mithun/NavigatorIND.com)|
|"Sleeping Buddha" along the Himalayan range viewed from India ( )|
|Heavenly light, cold morning in the kitchen|
It looks divine against heavenly hues. "Heavenly shades of night are falling/It's twilight time..." (The Platters).
|Lohtse, Mt Everest topped by cloud, Makalu|
At 11,929 feet (3,636 m) Sandakphu is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. It is situated at the edge of Singalila National Park, in the Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Sikkim border. It is the highest point on Singalila Ridge.
Sandakphu has a small village on its peak with a number of hostels. Mt. Everest, Kanchendzonga, and many other peaks can be seen from its summit.
It is a very windy place. The wind roars like ocean waves at night. From Sandakphu the best view of the Mt. Kumbhakarna, Mt. Kanchendzonga, and Mt. Pandim is possible. Together these three are known as the "Sleeping Buddha" ("Sleeping Shiva" to some).