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Gangtok is a city, the capital and the largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim, along these lines, the city is also the headquarters of East Sikkim district. The place is extremely tempting, pleasant, and it’s a hills station surrounded by mountains and clouds. Gangtok East, India is the best place for the trekkers to the Himalayan mountain range. Tourists in the city can explore the prismatic attractiveness and delightful winding hill roads are more breath-taking. The town stands among one of the best stunning hill stations in the country. Here, the view of Kanchenjunga is wonderful and the place is full of natural beauty and natural attractions.

Places to visit in Gangtok

Nathu La Pass

The Nathu La Pass is responsible for connecting Tibet with Sikkim. Located at a height of 4310 m this place was once the part of the ancient Silk Route. Moreover, to visit this place you would also need to collect a permit from Gangtok.

Rumtek Monastery

The Rumtek Monastery is located at a distance of around 24 km from Gangtok and is also considered as one of the sacred monasteries in Buddhism. It is also considered as one of the most sacred traditional Buddhist rites performed in this very building. Read more...

Also Read: Located at the banks of River Krishna in the south, and Badumeru river on the north, this city is known for jaw dropping islands, caves and forts

Ganesh Tok

This is basically a Ganesh Temple situated at an altitude of 6500 m. However, what is really interesting to know is the fact that this place is so small that it can only accommodate only a single person.  

Things to do in Gangtok

  • Visit Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple which is popularly known to guard the lives of the soldiers along the border.
  • Visit the town of Mangan which is an out and out amazing place with lush greenery, picturesque mountains etc.
  • Visiting Himalayan Zoological Park you will be finding a great variety of animal species to explore. This place is located at an amazing height of 1780 meters and offers an amazing view of Mt. Kachendzonga.  

Events and festivals in & around Gangtok

Losoong Festival

No doubt that this festival is considered as one of the most interesting festivals of Sikkim as it marks the beginning of the Sikkimese New Year. This festival is celebrated among the locals with great joy and passion. Read more...

Bumchu Festival

The Bumchu Festival is considered as the holy festival which is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Furthermore, it needs to be seen that this festival is celebrated in the Tashiding Monastery. And what is worth knowing about this festival is that it is believed to decide the fate of this beautiful state in the upcoming year. Read more...

Saramsa Garden

Also known by the name of Ipecac Garden, this place is indeed one of the best places where you can hope to visit to treat your senses. The different coloured flowers are audacious enough to hold your attention which preserves a range of orchids.

Best time to visit Gangtok

The months from September to June are the best time to visit Gangtok. As during this time the overall temperature is quite pleasant and is very much ideal for sightseeing.

How to reach Gangtok?

The nearest airport is Bagdogra and this airport has direct flights from Kolkata and New Delhi. The nearest railway station in the Gangtok East, Sikkim, India is located in the Siliguri that offers the direct connectivity with New Delhi and Kolkata and various other major cities of India. The roads are all winding mountain roads in poor condition, shared jeeps are available to reach this place. Taxis are the common means of transport that can take you around the town.

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