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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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By Air

About knowing how to reach Gangtok by flight, 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 answer to the question of how to go to Gangtok is pretty simple. Flights are the easiest and the fastest way to get there. 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.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.

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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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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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