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Cable Car Ride in Gangtok

Adventurous cable car ride in Gangtok
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About 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. It is near Sikkim Assembly building. Good overview of Gangtok.

This is a must see at Gangtok as tourists can have a breathtaking view of Gangtok town during this ride. Whether the young couple, children or any aged member of your family this is the memorable ride for everyone. Each cable car can carry up to 24 passengers. There are no seats in the cable car, so you need to stand.  They do not always wait until the cable car is full. But during peak tourist season, there are usually long queues and each ride gets full before it starts.

With this ride, you get full joy with amazing views of Kanchenjunga snow peaks. It is the best way to take pictures of the high valley and hill area. You will find a small glass pane on either side of the cable car which you can slide and take clear pictures through that. From that, you can capture the beauty of Sikkim. It is a very safe way to take pictures without any insecurity of fall down from the car.

There are terminal stations to the ropeway and riders can choose to start ride from any of the convenient points in Tashiling, Namnang or Deorali. One can enter from any point and return to the same point after touching other two points. The entire journey of cable car provides a spectacular view of Gangtok market, valley, and assembly hall of state of Sikkim on its 15 to 20 minutes journey. The lowest station is at Deorali near Institute of Tibetology. The whole of Gangtok township and if you look down below where you started, you will see the Deorali bazaar. These three stations give a different view from each other. Derail gives the view of Deorali Bazaar, Tashiling gives the view of worship places and Namnang gives the view of cities. Most important another side they give the full view of Kangchenjunga peak. From the road, a stairway leads up to the ticket counter. There is a waiting room at the same level, wait your turn and then take an elevator to the cable car station about 100ft above. Look down and you can see a river flowing some 3500 feet below.

Cable Car Ride in Gangtok is the most beautiful experience for everyone. One can carry a video camera by paying a fee of Rs 50. No extra charge for normal still camera. Take full information about the trip whenever you go to Gangtok especially for riding.

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    The cable car ride is open from 8 am to 7 pm. The cost for Gun Hill ropeway is about INR 60 per person and INR 75 for a round trip.

    The cable car ride offers a panoramic view of the hill station. It is a must-do activity for honeymooners and families visiting Mussoorie.

    The main event of the carnival is the New Year's Day procession that takes place. Apart from this, many competitions like beach bike race, beach football, wrestling, boxing, cycle race, bullet race, kayaking, swimming and marathon races are held. There are also art shows, food stalls and culutral performances to make the festival wonderful. 

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