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08:00 am to 9:00 pm (closed on Tuesdays)
Shopping, dine out, street photography.
October to November and February to May
4 out of 46 attractions in Gangtok

MG Marg Market

M.G Marg, also known as Mahatma Gandhi Road or MG Road, is a street which is one of the focal points for tourists in Gangtok. It's more like an extension of open shopping center or lane square where local people and visitors take leisurely strolls or simply sit and unwind on one of the numerous seats laid along the center and both sides of the street to absorb the vibe. The whole area is just a person-on-foot zone and vehicles are not permitted on this 1 kilometer stretch of the street. There's a statue that includes the figures of Bhutia Chieftain Khye Bumsa, the Lepcha pioneer Thetong Tek and his wife Ngo-Kong-ngol.
Shaunak Bhattacharjee
DAY 1There isn’t a functioning airport at Gangtok yet. We traveled to Bagdogra Airport on 18th March 2018. From there you can easily get private cabs or shared vehicles to Gangtok. It is a four hour drive from Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok City. Like a friend suggested, the best place to stay at Gangtok is undoubtedly at M.G. Marg, the heart and business center of the city. Now, M.G. Marg, being the city’s first eco-friendly area, doesn’t allow vehicles to enter the place. Hence you gotta walk your way to the hotel. ????We reached our hotel at 8 o’clock in the evening. It is advisable not to plan anything on the first day since the uphill drive takes a toll on your body. We spent the day at leisure, taking a stroll at M.G. Marg only, visiting some local shops.