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Gangtok Tour Guide

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Tourism in Gangtok

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Gangtok Travel Guide

Gangtok tourism ranks among the topmost tourist attractions of the present day. Owing to its scenic beauty where hills reflect the glistening rays of the sun; the perfect measurement of metropolitan luxury portraying varied shades of culture and tradition is the prime source of attraction within tourism in Gangtok.

A day’s visit to the prestigious sites of the north east unfolds the dynamic ratio of humanization and a paradise on earth. Tourism in Gangtok has always been the first choice of numerous tourists from all over the world. Owing to the ravishing view of the mighty Kanchenjunga which happens to be the third highest mountain range in the world, Gangtok tourism is bound to gift some scenery worth remembering.

Gangtok travel guide gives the visitors an opportunity to ride in the crystal clear waters of River Teesta. Apart from this, the city is majorly dotted with many monasteries, lower hills and gorgeous lakes all over.  Gangtok tour guide offers a comfortable journey to the Tsomgo Lake is majorly distinct than many located here. Moreover, the Ban Jharki Falls flowing down the high altitudes leaves its onlookers speechless with its majesty.

Tourism in Gangtok thrives around the major place of M G Road situated in the heart of the city. The place hoists major activities owing to its comparative posh localities and a feasting atmosphere. The ancient silk route connecting the Tibetan empire with Sikkim is known as the Nathula Pass and is a major crowd pleasing resource. However, specific passes have to be collected from the Gangtok travel guide to get permission for a visit on the Indian premises, on specific days.

The pious environment of the Rumtek Monastery and the Enchey Monastery unfolds much religious significance about tourism in Gangtok. Apart from this, tourists can also devote themselves to the feet of Lord Ganesha in the smallest temple of Ganesh Tok situated at a higher altitude. Also, the visitors often choose to visit the Yumthang Valley via Gangtok tourism. For this, a day trip to the Mangan town is accomplished with a tight schedule of trekking and camping options too.

The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology included among the top rated tourist attractions of Gangtok tourism harbors all the historic artifacts and evidence of ancient Tibetan cultures and traditions giving us a thorough idea of the richness of diverse ritualistic beliefs. Another town with jaw dropping attributes is the Tinkitam Valley situated at the nearer Sikkim. The town soils up to a rare species of orchid flowers which are not naturally available anywhere else.


The beauty of this place lies in the flabbergasting sky scaling hills and mountain ranges mingling with the sun rays and the dense clouds.  One can always take the best package among the Gangtok tourism and is never going to regret. Tourists often combine their prestigious visit along with the tour to Sikkim, henceforth, return back with an experience like never before

 

After the tiresome journeys included in the Gangtok travel guide, when it's time for dining with the authentic traditional food here opt with closed eyes and order the best Momos from the numerous stalls stud at every corner of the roads. Apart from his, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk, Thenthuk and many more other dishes are also famous. Along with a Sikkim style meat patty known as the Shah-Phaley, return back with a lip smacking experience which is one of a kind here.

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Places To Visit In Gangtok

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  • Yumthang Valley in Gangtok

    For any man looking to experience a lifetime enchantment, the Yumthang Valley, Sikkim is the perfect destination. It is a nature sanctuary with rivers, yaks, and hot springs. All this and the Himalayan peaks surrounding the place add to the magical experience. The valley is at an elevation of around 3500 meters above sea le...

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  • Banjhakri Waterfalls in Gangtok

    The Banjhakri waterfalls in Sikkim are without any doubt one of nature's many beautiful wonders. It is a hundred foot waterfall located to the Ranka Monastery. The park where the waterfalls are located is in a thickly forested area of Swastik, which is about seven kilometers away from Gangtok.

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  • Gurudongmar Lake in Gangtok

    Located at a height of 17100 feet above sea level, Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim is the second highest lake in India. Needless to say, with an altitude of such magnitude, the lake defies all description. Located just about 5 kms south of the Indo-China border and about 190 kilometers from the capital city of Gangtok, the lake ha...

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  • Hanuman Tok in Gangtok

    Situated in Gangtok, Hanuman Tok has its interesting meaning. The literal meaning of Tok is ‘temple’. Hanuman Tok (mandir) is devoted to Lord Hanuman. Hanuman Tok in Gangtok is the most renowned temple in Sikkim, managed and maintained by a division of army department of India. The temple is popularly known as a wish fulfil...

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  • Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok

    Rumtek Monastery includes an exquisite shrine temple and a monastery for monks, embodies vision and aspiration of Sixteenth Karmapa (head of monastery), Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to establish his seat-in-exile to help spread the teachings of Buddha throughout the world.

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Things To Do In Gangtok

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  • Cable Car Ride in Gangtok

    Gangtok is the place where you can get memorable adventurous station and worship places. Gangtok is the combination of unforgettable things and worship temple. Cable car ride is one of the greatest attractions in Gangtok and should not be missed. It's a double-cable zig back ropeway which is operational since December 2003....

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  • Helicopter Rides in Gangtok

    We all have had the dream of flying. We have often seen a bird and felt bad for not able to fly like that on this wide spread spectacular sky. Now we have helicopter to explore how it is like to fly on the sky. Helicopter rides are the most exciting thing to do. When on flight, you will be packed in a closed atmosphere but ...

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  • Mountain Biking in Gangtok

    Gangtok is the mountain city that gives anyone a new level of excitement. Mountain Biking Gangtok really excites the travelers as it is a real challenge to ride through the dramatic and rugged terrain of the Sikkim Himalayas. The trail for biking is beautiful and exciting. The lush green hills and dales and the colorful cul...

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  • River Rafting in Gangtok

    From gentle rides through amazing landscape to thundering rapids that only the most experienced rafter navigates. River rafting in Teesta can be most adrenaline pumping adventure ever. The turbulent waters of Rangit with its multidimensional rapids provides the rafters the scopes of practicing their skills and the spectacul...

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  • Yak Safari in Gangtok

    Yak Safari is a very unique and unforgettable experience that are organized in various parts of Sikkim. Tsomgo lake of Gangtok is one of the popular areas that host Yak Safari. Yak Safari in Gangtok is an attractive thing for any traveler to do. The popular trail for Yak safari is from Bagdogra covering Gangtok, Lachen, and...

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How to Reach Gangtok

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By Air

About knowing how to reach Gangtok by air, the foremost thing to know is that the nearest airport is Bagdogra in West Bengal. Gangtok is at a distance of one hundred and twenty-four kilometers from here. The good thing is that Bagdogra Airport is well connected with other major cities of the country. Also, you can take helicopter services from Bagdogra to Gangtok which are operated by Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation. This will take only twenty more minutes for you to reach.
Also, you can plan to take the road trip which will get you many fascinating views in the way. It will only take approximately two hours for you to reach Bagdogra airport from Delhi. Afterwards, take the bus or hire a taxi as well for a more convenient journey.

By Train

Know the fact that the nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri if you are keen to know how to reach Gangtok by train. It is at a distance of approximately one hundred and twenty kilometers. You can cover this distance in less than four hours. It enjoys a good connectivity from many major stations like Kolkata and New Delhi. You can also take a cab from the railway station that will make your journey more comfortable. Some of the trains that run on this route are Sikkim Mahananda Express, North East Express, Udaipur City-New Jalpaiguri Weekly Express and Brahmaputra Mail.

By Road

Road trips are considered as the best trips as you can choose to stop anywhere, take better views of the places you encounter and change the route as per the choice. Now if you want to know how to reach Gangtok by road, many private and state buses are available from places like Siliguri and Bagdogra. If you are traveling alone and you don’t want to spend a lot of money, this is the best way to travel.

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    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      travel coordinator Nishath organised our trip properly and guided the places very well. few trips we had bad experience with cab drivers. Need to improve their transport facility. Gangtok is one of the best place to visit. wonder trip loaded with good memories
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      Santhosh

      Chennai, 21 hours ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Gangtok trip is awesome including hotels location and food but Darjeeling one is not good as most of the famous location are not included by trip to nature (organiser) like rock garden ,ropeway and also taxi driver for Darjeeling is also not good Enjoyed the gangtok trip all places covered as well as well no time limit
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      Mradul Bhatnagar

      Noida, a day ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      It was my pleasure that I got good cab drivers during my visit, very cooperative and polite, except one mr.arvind who dropped me to NJP. His driving was rough, he expects that the tourist should pay him tips. He asked me 200 rupees for stopping at some hotel as waiting charges. He said that as I refused to buy him red bull drink, therefore he is asking for charges. This kind of revengeful drive should not be tolerated. His driving is very rough, we missed closely with accidents. The hotel view of lachane was supper. Mr.sinha attended us at hotel potala, he is a gentleman and very polite and help full. Gem of a person I ever met.
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      Prashant Rao

      Nagpur, a day ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      It was great...just couple of bad experiences in Darjeeling...rest was great Accommodation at Darjeeling was not great...the room was not clean had dusty blankets and after complaining only they changed the blankets and cleaned a bit. Even the soap shaving blades used by previous guests were there as it is... And the driver assigned for tiger hill view was very rude. He came late and we reached late missed the golden moments.. just for asking why he was late he kept on telling that there was jam...but I told him being local he should know about it and anticipate it in advance and plan accordingly and inform us an early time...we come here by paying so much and can't see the important item means disappointing For that he was threatening me he will throw me out of the car and all..that was very rude... Later he cooled down and there was no other bad experience... But these 2 incidents left a bad taste in otherwise beautiful experience That's y I have rated all my sikkim days as 5 stars where as Darjeeling days as 3 and 4 stars Accommodation at gangtok was super. then the time spent with Mr Obed our driver from Gangtok to Pelling and then to Darjeeling was the most beautiful time. very friendly and mr nice guy. thank you
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      Ashok HS

      Bengaluru, a day ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Thank you Moumitha... Reached home safely... Trip was good... Hotels were awesome.. Food was homely....there are couple of incidents which we were not happy with. cabs and cab drivers were very unprofessional, rude.... Overall I will rate it 7 on a 10 scale... Thats it for now... shall meet in the next trip...
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      Saligram Technologies PVT LTD

      Hyderabad, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Overall had a very good time in Sikkim with my family and a week well spent. We covered Pelling, Lachung & Gangtok during our 8 day trip. Best part was Pelling and Gangtok sightseeing with Baba Mandir and Tsomgo lake. Hotel were good except for Ace Pine Valley Hotel in Pelling. One should avoid this hotel. While the rooms, people and food here was good the infrastructure was poor. Hotel in Pelling and Gangtok was good. Sikkim is untouched part of India with abundance of natural beauty. Visiting Sikkim after Kashmir last year was like icing on the cake. Sai Tours did good work from planning our itinerary till completion of our trip. Alisha have useful tips during planning process. Subhashish was also helpful and was quick to change our hotel at time of need. Driver was also good. Overall a very good experience. Baba Mandir, Tsomgo lake.
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      Pethe Sarang

      Mumbai, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      It was a wonderful trip... Gangtok is worth visiting with magnificent landscapes.. mesmerizing scenic views...But second hotel room provided to us in Darjeeling was below average as phone network signals were not there at all as the room was on 2nd floor underground . Nathula pass is the best one followed by tsangmo lake ..hanuman tok..tashi view point ..Buddha Park Ravangala.. Beautiful memories...
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      Kriti Kinhal

      Mumbai, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Our driver was very good.. hotels provided in Gangtok, lachen and lachung was good. Hotel in Pelling was ok. Nathula pass, kalapathar, gurudongmar lake.
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      Dr Madhavi

      Mumbai, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Hotel in gangtok was great. Darjeeling hotel could have been a little better. All the drivers were very friendly and professional. Thank you for the amazing experience.
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      Raghavendra Hegdekatte

      Bengaluru, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Thankful for travel triangle for such good and awesome arrangement excellent trip with beautiful weather adventure all staff and agent was very cooperative
      Am

      Amber

      India, 2 days ago

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    Pong Labsal festival, celebrated in the month of December, is one of the most popular and major festivals in this region. During that time, the gate of Chogyal's Palace is open for the travelers. Other tourist festivals include Flower Festival, Gangtok Food and Culture Festival, Hee Bermiock Heritage & Tourism Festival, Khangchendzonga Tourist festival, Lampokhari Tourism Festival, Mangan Music Festival, Namchi Mahotsav, Ravangla Festival and many others.

    There are a number of treks one can go for but all the treks require a decent fitness level. Some of them are Dzongri, Versay, Tholung, Goecha La, Tosar Lake, Everest Singalila and Green Lake trek.

    Snowfall can be witnessed in the winter months of January and February in Gangtok. Else you have to travel to the Zero Point where snow can be witnessed anytime throughout the year.

    The best time to visit Gangtok is April to June and also from September to November when one can experience variable temperatures with pleasant summers and autumn in the foothills & freezing winters high up in the mountains.

    One cannot miss Momos, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk, Thenthuk and more, along with a Sikkim style meat patty called Shah-Phaley. Along with this you get to choose from a huge variety of authentic soups almost unique to the area. Chang is a locally made alcoholic beverage and is a must try while here. Authentic Tibetan and Indo-Chinese cuisines are also available in the restaurants and must also be tried.

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