Gangtok

Gangtok

It is one of the top tourist attractions for its scenic beauty. From beautiful hills, and varied shades of culture and tradition to so on- there are many things to explore during your Gangtok tour. The mighty Kanchenjunga is the third-highest mountain range in the world that offers a ravishing view to see. Gangtok tourism offers some scenery worth remembering.

From the crystal clear waters of River Teesta, many monasteries, lower hills and gorgeous lakes- you will visit many things during your tour. Also, visit Tsomgo Lake, the Ban Jharki Falls that leaves its spectators thunderstruck with its majesty.

Apart from that, visit the M G Road situated in the heart of the city which offers opportunities for different activities due to its comparative aristocratic localities and a feasting atmosphere.The olden silk route joining the Tibetan empire with Sikkim is known as the Nathula Pass and is a main crowd-pleasing resource. However, you have to get specific passes from the Gangtok travel guide that will enable you to visit the Indian premises, on specific days.

If you are a spiritual person, then visit the Rumtek Monastery and the Enchey Monastery to know about the religious importance of tourism in Gangtok.Visit the Yumthang Valley via Gangtok tourism as well as the Mangan town for enjoying trekking and camping options. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is another tourist attraction of Gangtok tourism that offers a glimpse of the historic artifacts and evidence of ancient Tibetan cultures and traditions. The Tinkitam Valley is also the best place to visit, located nearer Sikkim.

Apart from tourist attractions, you will enjoy authentic traditional food here such as the best Momos, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk, Thenthuk and many more other dishes.

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Best Time To Visit Gangtok

  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • May
  • Jun
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  • Aug
  • Sep
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Summer- It lasts from April to June. The sun shines brighter, but this is the time to visit this region. The temperature ranges from rise to 22°C.

Monsoon- It lasts from July to the end of September. This is not the time to visit Gangtok as it receives heavy rainfall and the rains bring landslides.

Winter-It starts in October and ends in March. The snow falls and the land gets a dreamy effect, this is the best time to visit Gangtok for a honeymoon.

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By air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra in West Bengal andGangtok is at a distance of 124 kilometers from here. TheBagdogra Airport is well connected with other major cities of the country. Also, you can take helicopter services from Bagdogra to Gangtok, operated by Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation. Then you can take the bus or a taxi for your journey.

By train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri. It has good connectivity from many major stations like Kolkata and New Delhi. You can also take a cab from the railway station. Some of the trains are Sikkim Mahananda Express, North East Express, Udaipur City-New Jalpaiguri Weekly Express and Brahmaputra Mail.

By road: it can be the best and most affordable way to journey. You can encounter better views and change the route as per your choice. There are many private and state buses available from places like Siliguri and Bagdogra.

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Place to visit

Nathula Pass


It is a high-altitude mountain pass, situated at an altitude of 14,450 feet and 56 km from Gangtok. It is one of the three open trading borders between India and China. This is an adventurous pass that is accessible from Gangtok throughout the year. The KailashMansarovar route from Nathula Pass takes tourists and pilgrims to China-occupied Tibet.You will explore various attractive beauties and stunning environments. Permits for Nathula Pass in Gangtok are available only for domestic tourists 4 days a week (Wed-Thursday and Sat-Sunday). The Tourism and Civil Aviation Department of Sikkim issues special permits. The number of vehicles is also restricted. There are various popular tourist attractions you will discover such as Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, Mera Bharat Mahan Hill, Tsomgo Lake, Mandakini Waterfalls, and Indo-China Border. You can visit the border trade market at Sherathang. Close to Sherathang, Kupup is another beauty that is mostly covered by clouds. It has the world’s second-largest Golf course. Nathula Pass passes through Tsomgo Lake which is a famous tourist destination and does not have human inhabitation. Here you will watch birds like black eagles, blue whistling thrush, redstarts, folk, tit-blabber, etc. Apart from that, you can see Tibetan gazelle, snow leopards, yaks, Tibetan wolves, etc. Several gush waterfalls are there along the way from Gangtok to Nathula.

Place to visit

Yumthang Valley


The Yumthang Valley is undoubtedly one of the best destinations when it comes to lifetime enchantment.It is a nature sanctuary with rivers, yaks, and hot springs. It is at an elevation of around 3500 meters above sea level and you will see various sorts of Himalayan Flowers. Rest assured that you will receive a magical experience. Primulas and Rhododendrons (the state flower)cover the land in pulsating colors during the spring season.The Yumthang Valley is also known as the ‘valley of flowers’.The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary offers twenty-four varieties of rhododendron itself. You will see the Lingsang and Tiger. There is a Shiva temple six kilometers north and you can trek or drive to this place. The next inhabited center is the town of LachungMonastery which is an amazing tourist spot in terms of cultural and religious parts.The river Teesta flows right through the valley and the town of Lachung. You will experience a hot spring located on the right of the river. Apart from that, enjoy the attractive magnificent view of mountains and waterfalls as well as a lush green forest filled with pine and silver fir trees.Yumesamdong is another spot to visit. Tourists can stay in the city of Lachung which is about an hour away from Yumthang. You will find several hotels and resorts in Lachung that ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay. There are shopping options too where you can buy local ethnic items. Nepali and Bhutia are the local languages. Saga Dawa and Lossong are popular festivals celebrated in Lachung. When it comes to a suitable time to visit the Yumthang Valley, it is from late February to June. The flowers blossom and the entire valley gets covered in colors during this time. During September and December, you will see a clear sky and snowcapped Himalayan peaks. However, from December to February, this region is closed owing to heavy snowfall and passage blockage

Place to visit

Banjhakri Waterfalls


Situated to the Ranka Monastery, The Banjhakri waterfalls are undoubtedly one of nature's many lovely wonders.It is a hundred foot waterfall. It is about seven kilometers away from Gangtok. However, it is a naturally created waterfall which creates from the springs located at a higher altitude.Ban means "forest" while Jhakri means "priest". It is one of the major tourist attractions of Sikkim andthe energy park has many key attentionsas well as one of which is the man-made lake with a dragon. It is a faultlessplace that offers photography opportunities.Banjhakri water falls is a must visit place when you are visiting Gangtok to explore its beauty and charm. You will have a great time here in this region. This destination offers excitement, beauty, and tranquility to tourists. The lush green fauna around the waters falls makes it stand out from the crowd. It will give you an amazing experience that you will cherish forever. For family or honeymooners or for friends, this is a perfect gateway to spending quality time. Banjhakri waterfalls are forthe traveler who loves the sight of beautiful waterfalls. When it comes to the best time to visit this stunning destination, you can visit is around October. You will enjoy the beautiful reflection of nature as well as the real culture of Sikkim.

Place to visit

Gurudongmar Lake


Situated at a height of 17100 feet above sea level, Gurudongmar Lake is the second-highest lake in India. Located just about 5 km south of the Indo-China border and about 190 kilometers from the capital city of Gangtok, it has a huge shore length of about 5.34 kilometers and a surface area of about 118 hectares. This lake is known as a holy lake by Sikhs, Hindus, and Buddhists and is believed to have some divine power. You will see anattractive view of Mount Siniolchu and Khanchendzonga.It acts as a source of the river Teesta. This lake is situated en route to Lachen, a small town in North Sikkim.A night stay at Lachen is recommended before heading for the lake. There are several major attractions including hangu Valley, the Lachen Monastery, the Chopta Valley, and the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Lachen Monastery is well-known for its Tibet architecture and is a tranquil and peaceful place. Chopta Valley is one of the most famed trekking destinations and it is famous for its beautiful and spectacular views. Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary houses anextensive variety of Rhododendron species and is enclosed by the Himalayan Ranges. You can relish the delicious local cuisine.There is a trekking option as well. The beautiful hill town of Lachen offers the best shopping experience too.You will buy from handlooms to wooden artifacts and so on. You will also get yak wool clothes, carpets, and other woolen products. The Handicraft Center and the Angora Rabbit Farm are the most well-known shopping spots for artifacts and woolen clothes. It is an experience of a lifetime.

Place to visit

Hanuman Tok


Situated in Gangtok, Hanuman Tok is the most famous temple in Sikkim,managed and maintained by a division of the army department of India. The literal meaning of Tok is ‘temple’. Hanuman Tok (mandir) is devoted to Lord Hanuman. It is known as a wish fulfilling temple. This temple is covered with a garden full of flowers. You will see a small museum that provides some information on the construction of the temple. It is now handled and preserved by the Units of the 17 Mountain Division of the Army. It is situated on a supremely calm and quiet hilltop. There is also a small temple of Saibaba near where you can also have numerousstupas and chortens.There are the royal cremation grounds called Lukshyama, where the mortal remains of the members of the former Namgyal dynasty were confined to the flames. The most beautiful part is the journey and you can enjoy the attractive backdrop all around. It provides vivid views of Gangtok and the border in hilly regions. Mainly, this temple is popular for its tranquil ambience and viewing area. You will see the best view of Kanchenjunga range from the Hanuman Tok. In addition, this is the place tounwind, meditate and recharge you. Apart from the richness of nature, you will enjoy the pristine beauty of the place. Beautiful bells hang from above which make anechoing sound when you ring them. Moreover, you will feel the spiritual as well as the tranquil vibes during your visit. The best part is exploring the views of the sunrise and the sunset from this point. You just need to carry your camera to capture the amazing views. January to March is suitable to visit Hanuman Tok in terms of weather and climatic conditions.

Place to visit

Rumtek Monastery


Rumtek Monastery incorporates a beautiful shrine temple and a monastery for monks. It exemplifies the vision and aspiration of the Sixteenth Karmapa (head of the monastery), RangjungRigpeDorje, to create his seat-in-exile to help spread the teachings of Buddha throughout the world. Situated at an altitude of around 1500 meters, the Rumtek Monastery offers a clear view of the valley around and Gangtok. Rumtek Monastery is situated in the Indian state of Sikkim. You will feel tranquil and one with the almighty. This place attracts tourists from all across the world. Undoubtedly, it offers a quiet picturesque view. Since the Rumtek Monastery location is quite near Gangtok, you can spot a bird’s eye view of the city from up here. The architecture of the Rumtek Monastery resembles the original one in Tsurphu, Tibet. The main building is a three-storey building and it has some infrequent Buddhist religious artwork in the world in the form of wall murals, Thangkas (scrolls with intricate hand paintings), 1001 miniature golden models of Buddha, etc. The place is also a popular center for Kagyu teachings. You will feel positivity around the Rumtek Monastery in its beautiful atmosphere. Dharma chakra center, Prayer wheels in Monastery, Magnificent Golden Buddha stupa, various Buddhist institutions, and lavishlyramblingsceneries are the majorluresto explore.There are some valuable items like VajraMukut, like a black hat, which is dotted with gold, diamonds, rubies and other costly gems. There is a bird aviary with many beautiful birds. TshechuChams are the key dances of Rumtek, held in the Monastery, which usually fall in June. Kagyed dances are also held in December. Losar Celebrations (Tibetan New Year) take place from February - March. The temperature is reasonable and the perfecttime to relish your holiday expects November to January.

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Undoubtedly, Gangtok is one ofthe finest destinations for itspicturesque and captivating views. This tour will surely give you a life-time experience.

Explore the cable ride that starts from Deorali and it takes you to Tashiling. It is a captivating activity to do in Gangtok. Experience the best Yak safarito view the city while riding a Yak. Hold on to the hump and ride the Yak. 

There are also various adventure sports you can enjoy in Gangtokfrom bicycle riding, river rafting in Teesta, paragliding and trekking etc. You can book your camping package that includes camping, river rafting, bonfire, meals, and stay.

When it comes to fun things to do, you can relish the food of the destination andthe traditional cuisine including steamed dumplings (momos), thukpa, chhurpi, Kinema curry, Phagshapa, Sael roti, and tomato achar. Don’t miss Khan Uncle’s biryani house, Baker’s café full of tourists and local people.

Visit the ashi point for viewing the most beautiful sunset. Undoubtedly, it will give you a visually appealing experience. Moreover, Gangtok is a must-visit place for a vacation.

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You must have a Map of Gangtokthat will help visitors in discovering this lovely city. Get an idea ofthe climate and accommodation options. The food in Gangtok includesIndian, Chinese and Authentic Tibetian cuisines. The special food in GangtokincludesMomos, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk, Thenthuk and more. Also enjoy striking teas, coffee flavors, authentic soups and a local alcoholic beverage called Chang.

The most common language in Gangtok is Nepali. English is the official language of Sikkim and Hindi being the national language of Indiais well understood here.Bhutia (Sikkimese), Tibetian and Lepcha are also used by the local hospitable and friendly people. Religious festivals of Dashain, Tihar, Diwali, Holi, and Christmas amongst others are celebrated in Gangtok. Saga Dawa is a famous Buddhist festival celebrated in Gangtok and so on.

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