“Gangtok” Capital of the Mountains
Gangtok is the most beautiful and the largest city of the North East Sikkim, India, located on the ridges at a height of 5500 feet. The Gangtok provides the spectacular view of the third largest peak of the world, Kanchenjunga mountains. The lush green environment, snow-capped mountains, culture and appealing valleys makes you in a awe-inspiring state.
Best Time to VisitThe peak season for visitors is during the month of September to June
How to Reach
By Air- The nearest airport to Gangtok is Bagdogra airport within 124 kms.
By Train- The nearest railway station is in Jalpaiguri, approx. 117 kms from Gangtok. You can hire taxi or ride in bus from Jalpaiguri to reach Gangtok.
By Road- Gangtok is easily accessible through road from Siliguri and Darjelling and you can hifre private bus, taxi or jeeps to reach Gangtok from Bagdogra.
Where and What to do in Gangtok
- Bi Cable Zig Back Ropeway- For Bird’s Eye View
For the Birds eye view of the Gangtok, ride on the rope-way and experience the thrilling, enchanting view of the mountains and city. It’s a one km ride from Deorali to Tashiling whick takes approx. 7 minutes for one way. The ride offers a great view of the Kanchenjunga ranges with the overview of Gangtok town and the valley below.
Ticket ChargesINR 30 for one side
Click Below for Location on MapVishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim 737102
- Namgyal Institute of Tibetology- Tibetan Museum
It is established in 1958, the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology has promoted research on the religion, history, language, art and culture of the people of the Tibetan culture. The Museum library is one of the largest collections of Tibetan works in the world.
Ticket ChargesINR 10
Click Below for Location on MapDeorali, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101
- Nathu La Pass- Last Post of India
Nathu means “listening ears” and La means “pass” in Tibetan. Nathu La pass is in the Himalayas in East Sikkim district. It is the old silk route that connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China’s Tibetan Region. This scenic mountain pass located at an elevation of 4,310 m above mean sea level. But the access to this road is restricted and one needs a permission from the local zonal office to visit here. Visit here BABA HARBHAJAN SINGH, one of the famous place of Gangtok.
Click Below for Location on MapNathula, 737131
- Tsomgo Lake- A Glacial Lake
Tsomgo Lake is a Glacial lake near Gangtok, It is the best picturesque destination and nature lovers paradise. The Tsongo lake remains frozen during the winter season. One can also enjoy a ropeway riding here and reach the Tsomgo viewpoint.
Click Below for Location on MapSikkim 737103
- Hanuman Tok- Temple with a Scenic View
Hanuman Tok is the very famous temple of Sikkim dedicated to the Lord Hanuman. Pay a visit at the temple and view the scenic beauty of the Kanchenjunga ranges. Located at the high peak makes it most attractive tourist destination.
Click Below for Location on MapGangtok, Sikkim 737103
- The Seven Sisters- Most Attractive Waterfall
The seven sisters is one of it’s kind waterfall in India which is having seven falls side by side and looks different from the distant. This place is the best picnic destination and if you are lucky then you can also get a chance to see a rainbow during the rainy season.
Click Below for Location on MapSikkim 737118
- Himalayan Zoological Park- Spot the Himalayan Red Panda
It is the first zoological park of Sikkim, houses different animals and plants with the splendid view of the hills. The Himalayan Zoological Park houses a Himalayan Monal Pheasant, Himalayan Red Panda, Snow Leopard Cat, Goral, Himalayan Palm Civet, Himalayan Black Bear and Crimson-Horned Pheasant.
Ticket ChargesINR 25
Click Below for Location on MapBulbulay, East Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim 737103
- One Day Trip to Buddha Park- Enormous Buddha Statue
The Buddha Park is situated in the Ravangla, also known as Tathagata Tsal, is situated 80 kms away from the Gangtok in South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. The people of Ravangla took the initiative to construct and install a large statue of Lord Buddha and eco -garden to celebrate the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha.
Ticket ChargesINR 50
Click Below for Location on MapRalong Rd, Ravangla, Sikkim 737139
- Tashi View Point- Above the Clouds
Tashi view point is located 8 kms from Gangtok city and one of the favorite destination among tourists. View the glazing mountains and feel the breeze at Tashi view point. Get here before 5 a.m for watching the magical clouds and behold the scenic beauty.
Click Below for Location on MapGangtok, Sikkim 737107
- Ranka Monastery & Banjhakri Falls
Ranka Monastery is the best monastery of East Sikkim. The monastery on the way of the Banjhakri falls which is the best place for the couples and the best part of this monastery is that it is away from the hustle bustle of the crowd which makes it peaceful and best place for relaxing and chanting.
Ticket ChargesFree for Manastery & INR 50 for Banjhakri Falls
- M.G Road- Most Vibrant & Happiest Place
M.G road is the most happiest place of Gangtok having the different shopping centers. The M.G road is the heart of the city offering best restaurants and hotels. The entire ares is vehicle prohibited zone and you can only walk through here and enjoying the local food and shopping.
Click Below for Location on MapMG Marg, Gangtok, Sikkim
- Shuffle Momos- Most Juicy and Best Momos in Town
The Shuffle Momos is the paradise for the momos lovers. If you never tasted momos then we will suggest you to taste momos here and will definitely become fan of the momos. Their momos are juicy and delicious that will satisfy your taste-buds and your soul.
Cost for TwoINR 250
Click Below for Location on MapMG Marg, Arithang, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101
- Osm Restro & Lounge- Best Chinese and Continental
The Osm restro and lounge is the favourite place for foodies. This restaurant is serving delicious and mouth watering food and the restaurant is also good on the ground of ambiance. Serving North Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine along with the alcohol.
Cost for TwoINR 800
Must TryNoodles, Sizzlers & Prawns
Click Below for Location on MapMG Marg, above Food Court, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101
- Nimtho- Best Sikkimese and Tibetan Cuisine
Nimtho in Gangtok is the best place for hangout with friends and family. The restaurant is cozy ambiance and serving Nepalese, Sikkimese and Tibetan food. Nimtho should be in your wish list of Gangtok restaurants.
Cost for TwoINR 700
Click Below for Location on MapMG Marg, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101