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Places to Visit in Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim. The wide array of Buddhist monasteries are all great places to visit in Gangtok. Apart from natural beauty, which is a staple of any Himalayan region, Gangtok has man-made structures worth visiting. For any tourist sightseeing in Gangtok, a camera is a must have.

Places to see in Gangtok have a unique ambiance – the hustle and bustle of city life and a quiet serenity.M.G. Marghouses the Lal Bazaar, which is a very popular Gangtok tourist spot. Merchandise of all sorts, food stalls, shopping malls, supermarkets, restaurants, trinket and souvenir shops, and much more can be found on this one sprawling street. A mere four hours from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, M.G. Marg is colorful, busy, and smack dab in midst of town.

In Gangtok, local sightseeing is itself a big flurry of places.Buddhist Monasteries built in Tibetan styles are amazing places to visit in Gangtok. Although most monasteries do not allow photography within their sacred walls, the exteriors are themselves quite exquisite.Delicate wall paintings, dragon sculptures, rocks painted with scriptures, and imposing figures are all shared aspects. Some seminal examples include Rumtek Monastery and Ranka Monastery. Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok view point, Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, and Do DrulChorten Stupa are also Gangtok’s points of interest.

Places to see in Gangtokare endless and many of Gantok’s sightseeing places are glowing with natural beauty. Some prime examples are Banjhakri Waterfalls, Himalayan Zoological Park, and Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve. But a major Gangtok tourist spot is Gangtok’s ropeway. It starts from Deorali Bazaar, stops once at Nam Nam, and then moves on to Tashiling. Nam Nam is not very far from M.G. Marg, and both ends at Deorali and Tashiling have delicious restaurants. But the best part is the unrestricted view of Gangtok from high up. Even the Kanchenjunga Peak can be seen in the distance from the ropeway.

Some of the best places to visit in Gangtok can be accessed from the ropeway route itself. The starting point is Deorali Bazaar in Gangtok. From here, the trip to Nam Nam is really worth it, as, besides the obvious scenic beauty, Nam Nam is a central location. Five minutes on foot lead to M.G. Marg and Lal Bazaar for those interested in shopping and sightseeing in Gangtok. After the shopping is done, the trip back to Nam Nam on foot leads to the taxi stand from where people can go to Pelling.

Places to visit near Gangtok are quite exciting as well. Pelling, Nathu La Pass, ChaarDham, Namchi, and so on. The Sai Mandir in Namchi is worth visiting. Also worth a trip is the Buddha Park Ravangla, which houses an enormous Buddha statue. Lacsen,Lacsunz, YumthangValley, Gurudongmar are also great places to visit near Gangtok. The glacial source of Teesta River at Tso-Lsamu is also great.

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Nathula Pass in Gangtok

Nathula Pass in Gangtok, Sikkim is a high-altitude mountain pass in the Eastern Himalayas. It is located at an altitude of 14,450 feet and 56 km from Gangtok and it is one of the three open trading borders between India and China. The adventurous pass is accessible from Gangtok throughout the year. The Kailash Mansarovar ro...

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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.

Banjhakri falls are naturally...

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Gurudongmar Lake in Gangtok

Located at a height of 17100 feet above sea level, Gurudongmar Lake in 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 km south of the Indo-China border and about 190 kilometers from the capital city of Gangtok, the lake h...

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

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      Wisely and in excellent way our tour was managed by the Cloud Tours. We all have fully enjoyed the trip to Sikkim and Darjeeling. Special thanks to Mr. Santosh and soft spoken girl (whose name I don't know) both were always available and eager to satisfy our query. The tour really enreached me with the landscape and culture of Sikkim and Darjeeling. Thank you Travel Triangle and Cloud tours. The people of Sikkim and Darjeeling were soft spoken and well mannered. They perform their duty in the most dedicated way.
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      Ahmedabad, a day ago

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      darjeeling hotel mystic rodhi resort very poor management not clean room and its lunch is very bad.
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      Akashokkumar

      Patna, 3 days ago

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      We picked Tourepedia based on the very good reviews. While the agent assigned to us Mehul did a great job being available for us to resolve issues, there was a lack of planning at every stage of the trip. We had to keep calling the agent at multiple points to ask about our next step of the joirney. They wouldn't inform the cab driver details, change the cab on every day, don't inform the driver about the itinerary. So the driver was clueless about the plan and was asking us where we want to go. At the last hotel, the payment wasn't made to the hotel for our stay fully. The hotel guy was saying there is pending payment. Every step of the way we had to keep calling the agent to intervene. All in all, not a smooth experience. The hotels chosen were good. But the cab drivers were just taking us from place a to b without explaining anything about the places they are taking us. It felt not like a guided tour but a prebooking of hotel and cab, which we too could have done ourselves.
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      Bengaluru, 3 days ago

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      Hotels and travel arrangements were excellent. Cabs were on time Snowfall at nathula and beautiful scenic views at gurudongmar lake
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      New delhi, 3 days ago

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      The trip to North East was excellent the hotels provided in Darjeeling and Pelling were excellent, however the hotel at Gangtok was bit away from MG Marg (Main market of Gangtok). All hotels were neat and clean . the services provided by White strok were excellent and they were always in touch with me Special thanks to Ms khushboo Soni for making my trip memorable though we were not in best state of mind as burglary has happened in our house before start of trip, i.e. 04.10.2019. This trip turned out to be great stress buster and we were able to forget all the trauma and started enjoying the life again. Good Job done by White Strok holiday in providing excellent services and designing iternary and selection of hotels in Darjelling and Pelling.
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      My trip toGangtok, Pelling and Lachung was organized by Tourpedia and Travel Triangle perfectly. Hotels, Cabs and Sight Seeing was taken care by Tourpedia and coordinated every day to make sure we are not facing any challenges or problems. I will sure recommend the Tourpedia service for Family and Couples to visit Sikkim, especially North Sikkim and West Sikkim
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      Plus points- Cloud tours has well organised our trip.given best hotels, best cab service, best service given. Spl thanks to hari(travel agent).. minus points- cloud tours need to pay spl attention towards travellers day to day visit..we missed sunrise at tiger hills..as they didnt take coupen well in advance ..we as a tourist come from long distance and couldnt take a chance to miss.... Cab service..No need to ask about cab service in sikkim..the cab drivers are very gentle ,friendly..thanks to Jojo and ajay making our trip memorable one should visit GURUDAMBAR lake in a life time once atleast
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      The tour was really good. Both Deeki and Steve tried their best to make the tour special. The special gift and other help made the tour really an exciting one. The thing to be mentioned specially is their way of talking of Deeki and Steve was really nice which gave a sense of Family. Hotels were pretty good and as per expectation.
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      Malda, 4 days ago

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      The tour was really good. Both Deeki and Steve tried their best to make the tour special. The special gift and other help made the tour really an exciting one. The thing to be mentioned specially is their way of talking of Deeki and Steve was really nice which gave a sense of Family. Hotels were pretty good and as per expectation.
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      Malda, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Gangtok - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Wonderful trip with great memories. Enjoyed mesmerizing valley view from hotel felt like stay in our home.Hospitality of Tashiling Residency,Gangtok were very much pleasing. Had a wonderful arrangements. ThanQ very much.
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      Hyderabad, 5 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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