Places to Visit in Gangtok
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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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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.
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.
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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