Top 19 Places to visit in Gangtok

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Gangtok is the capital city of the north Indian state of Sikkim. Built up as a Buddhist journey site in the 1840s, the city got to be capital of an autonomous government after extinction of British principle, however it joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist focus and a base for climbers sorting out licenses and transport for treks through Sikkim's Himalayan mountain ranges. Settled inside higher crests of the Himalaya and relishing a year-round gentle calm atmosphere, Gangtok is at the center point of Sikkim's tourism industry. The accommodation business is the biggest business in Gangtok as the city is the main base for Sikkim tourism. Summer and spring seasons are the most prominent visitor seasons. Large portions of Gangtok's occupants are utilized specifically and in a roundabout way in the tourism business, with numerous inhabitants owning and working in Hotels. Ecotourism has risen as an essential monetary action in Gangtok which incorporates trekking, mountaineering, stream rafting and other practices.

Rumtek Monastery - Gangtok

The Rumtek Monastery also noted as the Dharmachakra Center, is a gompa situated in the Indian state of Sikkim close to the capital Gangtok. It is a point of convergence for the sectarian pressures inside of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism that portray the Karmapa controversy. Initially constructed under the course of Changchub Dorje, twelfth Karmapa Lama in the mid-1700s, Rumtek served as the fundamental seat of the Karma Kagyu heredity in Sikkim for quite a while. The religious community is at present the biggest in Sikkim. It is home to the group of monks and where they perform the customs and practices of the Karma Kagyu ancestry. A stupa made of gold contains the relics of the sixteenth Karmapa. Inverse to that building is a school, Karma Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies. The Rumtek Monastery is highlighted in the 2014 Indian mystery thriller novel, The emperor's riddles by Satyarth Nayak.
Beautiful monastery between the mountains
Rahul

241 Followers, 104 Reviews


I was amazed to see how beautiful the architecture of the monastery was. The hymns played there make the whole environment spiritual. One has to walk up a little, I see a smile on trekkers' faces now !!, to reach the monastery. Indian nationals shall have to show their photo ID cards. Foreign nationals need a permit which is made at the entry gate. There is Nalanda Institute just beside the monastery which is also worth visiting.
Vaibhav Khandelwal

141 Followers, 18 Reviews


Our next spot was the largest monastery in Gangtok - the Rumtek Monastery. I feel the Google and Wikipedia can give detailed information about this monastery as far as their history,tradition, culture and the lineage of Buddhism followed here is concerned, rather that me trying to describe it. If you enjoy art and architecture, the monastery has to offer several beautiful and intricate Buddhist paintings to appreciate and forever cherish in memories. By evening, we were back in Gangtok and after some shopping in the local Lal Bazaar we had our dinner there itself. Thus came to end our one of the most memorable trips so far...
Subhrajyoti Parida

109 Followers, 74 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to December
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
10 am to 5 pm during winter and 8 am to 5 pm during summer
Budget
Free

MG Marg - Gangtok

"M. G. Marg otherwise called Mahatma Gandhi Road or MG Road is a street which is viewed as the town focal point of Gangtok. The street and the territory around it has changed throughout the years. It is currently more like a long extend of open shopping center or lane square where local people and visitors take recreation walk 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 range is free of trash, smoke ,vehicle and any other mode of transportation. It's a ""Person on foot"" zone and vehicles are not permitted on this 1 kilometer stretch of the street. In line with government's green activity, all structures on both sides of this street are painted with green colour. The Statue of Unity overlooks MG Marg. The statue includes the figures of Bhutia Chieftain Khye Bumsa, the Lepcha pioneer Thetong Tek and his wife Ngo-Kong-ngol. Shops in MG Marg are open from 8am to 7pm. "
The place would basically incubate you during your weekend. Infested with hotels and restaurants, MG marg would take good care of you and your stomach after everyday's adventure.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


I started my exploration with M.G Road Gangtok. It was similar to all Mall Road in every hill station. But the uniqueness of this place is about its cleanliness,100% litter free zone and cool architecture. Locals say "our Chief Minister has made M.G Road as beautiful as a street in Singapore". Having my dinner at 'Rasoi', I concluded my day's walk and headed back to my hotel.
SHIMOJ

233 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to March
Things to do
The Statue of Unity
Open Hours
Open from 8am to 7pm.
Budget
N/A

Banjhakri Fall - Gangtok

Banjhakri falls is a remarkable touristy spot in Sikkim. There is very popular story behind this spot and its name. The word "Banjhakri" means woodland shaman, now if we separate it further "Boycott" implies primitive and "Jhakri" implies shaman. Shaman is a priest among specific people of northern Asia, viewed as one with recuperating and supernatural forces who can impact the spirits and achieve good and evil. Furthermore, it is these Shamanistic practices that are delineated by means of the dolls in this amusement park. Some of these portray customs, some recuperating ceremonies and others the start process in the life of a shaman. All these are entirely fascinating as is the waterfall that thunders down from a height of say 70 feet. Few facilities have been built for the visitors to go closer to the waterfall and take a shower.This a ideal place for kids to enjoy and is also best for family hangouts.
Our second day was to set out to visit indo China border, nathula along with tsongo lake and baba mandir. Its a long ride with twist and turns that will lead us finally to the destination. but all the same its a beautiful travel experience where you will never get anything but scenic views on anywhere in 360 degree angle. I must say I have never enjoyed the view in any road trip like I did today . The mysterious mountains of Sikkim and beautiful waterfalls let us into another world . All the storries that I heard about Sikkim came into my mind. I pictured zillions gods traveling through these mountains and across the in numerous waterfalls. Amazing experience . You need to walk your way to baba mandir.
Shiyona

81 Followers, 3 Reviews


We rounded up day 4, and our trip to Sikkim with a visit to Banjhakri Falls near Gangtok. These falls and beautiful and serene, with places to sit and eat near the falls and wind down after a day of sightseeing. (Though I would recommend you get your own food.)
Radhika Murthy

214 Followers, 16 Reviews


Best time to visit
Months of October and February
Things to do
Sight seeing, Photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Do Drul Chorten Monastery - Gangtok

Do Drul Chorten is the most noteworthy and maybe the greatest stupa in Sikkim. Situated close to Gangtok, Do Drul Chorten makes a noteworthy piece in the visitors list who are visiting East Sikkim.This gigantic stupa or landmark is situated at a short strolling distance from the Research Institute of Tibetology. In 1945, this sacred stupa was built under the reign of Late Truslshi Rimpoche, who was the head of Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. One can see youthful and old lamas examining and working in the complex of Do Drul Chorten. Explorers from everywhere throughout the state come to pay their tribute at this blessed stupa close to Gangtok in Sikkim. The Chorten Stupa is stamped by a brilliant golden dome at the top. This brilliant top can be seen from different spots in Gangtok. This chorten is viewed as a standout amongst the most significant chortens of Sikkim.
Nobody tells you much about this place, except that it is a Buddhist Stupa. And, there is an eerie message outside that says that the land it was built on was once haunted by evil spirits that would kill the people who came here. The stupa had to be built to free the land from these spirits. For something that claims to do such a dangerous task, the stupa looks quite a bright and pleasing place. It's open to the public only on specific days and is a great place to stop by.
Fatema Diwan

1k+ Followers, 91 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to March
Things to do
golden dome
Open Hours
All days of the week 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Hotel Yangthang Heritage - Gangtok

The Eastern beauty of India lies in Sikkim. From the strict airport checking at the military base airport in Bagdogra to the cleanliness of Gangtok. Sikkim enchantes a person the way chocolates do to children! It is HEAVEN on Earth and also known as the Switzerland of India. The temperatures may be as cool as the people of Sikkim(metaphoric and literally)! But at the end we all learn something new everyday and your visit to Sikkim will strengthen your bond with mother nature. So Pack Your Bags... (PS- you will also get ample amount of time for contemplation.)
Manmitha Deepthi

13 Followers, 2 Reviews


Mahatma Gandhi Marg - Gangtok

Mahatma Gandhi road is a shopping complex known of famous handicrafts shop,restaurants,hangouts etc.
Haritha Priya

0 Followers, 11 Reviews


Tripti's - Gangtok

There are many quintessential bakeries here in Gangtok which serve the best of the cakes,pastries,cupcakes, macaroons,cookies etc. The Baker's Cafe,The Glenary's, Tripti's etc. My personal favourite though, is Tripti's. I love cakes that are a perfect combination of moist, cold and correct blend of flavours and Tripti's is exactly where I get them. Do indulge in their coffee pastry and cream doughnut, which is a subtle doughnut layered in milk cream,not too sweet or overloaded in cream but just the perfect taste a doughnut should have. It Simply melts in your mouth.
Bidisha

383 Followers, 75 Reviews


M.G Marg - Gangtok

After a night of blissful sleep in the comfort of my own cozy bed, I headed out the next morning to take a walk down the memory lanes of Gangtok, the city that has been all these years. A lot seems changed but still feels familiar. There are some seriously talented budding graffiti artists here and they have done a splendid job in beautifying the city with their pieces of art. Towards the end of MG Marg many small eateries and restaurants have come up, and this specific Khan Chacha's catches my fancy and I see many people enjoying their meaty delights to the heart's content.The restaurant looks pretty attractive with Khan Chacha himself holding out a plate for you to try. However I walk past it, its the cakes that interest me the most in Gangtok.
Bidisha

383 Followers, 75 Reviews


Lal Market Road - Gangtok

After relishing on the yummy pastries, I took a walk down the stairs that lead to Lal Market from M.G. Marg, on both sides of this flight of stairs are numerous little shops selling souvenirs and other everyday utility goods . There's a huge shopping complex called Kanchengha Shopping Complex at the end of the stairs. This building gives you a sneak peek into the everyday lives of the people living in Gangtok.The well organized complex houses numerous small stalls and shops selling everything from organically grown vegetables, to churpi or hardened cheese made from Yak's milk, bamboo shoots, to fiery small red peppers that could give the peri peri peppers a run for their flavour and a lot more. The ground floor essentially is the vegetable market, the second and third floors sell almost everything such as clothes, winter wear, bags, shoes, puja offerings and affordable kitchen appliances mostly Chinese. You will also find a store by the name of SIMFED (Sikkim State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Ltd.), these stores were put across Sikkim as a price control mechanism so as to safeguard the people of Sikkim from the inflation in consumables. SIMFED was established as an Apex Marketing society for the state of Sikkim with the main intention of undertaking wholesale supply of consumer goods to the Multi Purpose Cooperative Societies (MPCS) and Consumer Cooperative Societies (CCS) and to arrange for bulk marketing of the surplus Agricultural produce including the important cash crops of the state.
Bidisha

383 Followers, 75 Reviews


Baker's Cafe - Gangtok

Elegantly situated at MG Marg, the heart of Gangtok, this restro is an incredible spot to appreciate, loosen up and mollify your craving throbs with lip smacking recipes and reviving drinks. The menu has crisply prepared baked goods, smooth cakes, filling sandwiches and sweet-smelling espresso on its menu. Run by local people and expats, Bakers Cafe is absolutely a spot to investigate in the town.This spot is a sample of reasonable valuing with amazing nourishment quality. The staff is exceptionally respectful and are continually ready to present with a smile, also the soothing music played here will make you feel refreshed. Cozy warm air, awesome spot for a recess from all the strolling and visiting around. Cakes served here are heavenly and the coffee is outstanding. If you cherish breads or have a sweeth tooth, you will love this spot. One must pay a visit to this cafe and must try the coffee they serve.
Great food. International feel. Fresh bakery stuff and a variety of people from.worldwide
Tarannum Ara

188 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
On the winter season
Things to do
Cakes , coffee
Open Hours
All days of the week 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Budget
Rs 200 for two

Darjeeling Tourism - Gangtok

Darjeeling is a town and a region in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalayas at a height of 6,700 ft. It is noted for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the central station of Darjeeling district which has a partially independent status inside of the state of West Bengal. Extensive tea ranches were set up in the district, and tea producers created hybrids of black tea and made new fermentation methods. The resultant unmistakable Darjeeling tea is globally perceived and positions among the most mainstream of the black teas. Darjeeling has a few British-style state funded schools which are another attraction in Darjeeling as students from all over the country come to enroll in these British style schools. Darjeeling has a calm atmosphere with wet summers brought on by monsoon downpours.
The frozen road through the lower Himalayan region from the queen of hills Darjeeling to capital city of Sikkim. Darjeeling and Gangtok are situated at 97 km of distance or 2 hours road driver through,beautiful tea garden,great valleys and majestic mountains of Himalaya. A journey through the Darjeeling -Gangtok -Pelling -Tashiding is the life time experience for the adventures traveler.
Mayank Raj

239 Followers, 57 Reviews


Best time to visit
March To June
Things to do
Sight seeing, Tea estates
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Flower Show Centre - Gangtok

A delightful tropical nursery, the Flower Exhibition Center in Gangtok is a heaven for plant lovers. The area is a lovely extend of greenery and is a genuine treat to the eyes. This is likewise the venue of the acclaimed Sikkim Flower Show, normally held around March, when the orchids around the district are in full sprout. Individuals from around the country particularly go to Sikkim around this opportunity to go to this beautiful event. Inside the range is not vast but rather it has astonishing gathering of flowers of a wide range. If you have a thing for flowers, then this is the spot for you. Be that as it may, the best time is between March to June when the Orchids are in full bloom and put on display. Every single Flowering plant are marked with the goal that you know which is what. There is a little footbridge over a small artificial pool that you can stroll over. The spot is perfect for incredible photography amongst bright flowers and bushes.
its lay bare the wonderful varieties of mountain flowers on different kinds. a must watch!!
Raya Banerjee

183 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
March
Things to do
Knowing about flowers, Photography
Open Hours
9 am to 5 pm
Budget
N/A

Hotel Norbu Gang - Gangtok

We left for Gangtok after returning from Zero Point and having a sumptuous lunch at the Hotel at Lachung. It was almost 10 pm in the night when we reached our hotel at Gangtok. The next day i.e, 24th May, we had an elaborate American breakfast and set off local sightseeing in Gangtok. The first destination in the town was the Govt. of Sikkim's Handicraft & Handloom Museum, followed by the Flower Show at Congeal Palden Thondup Namgyal Memorial Park, the Ganeshtok -a view point just outskirts of Gangtok from where one can have a bird's eye view of the entire town and especially in case of couples, it is worthy of trying out photoshoot in traditional Sikkimese costume. We had our lunch at Ganeshtok and left for the next destination nearby Gangtok..
Subhrajyoti Parida

109 Followers, 74 Reviews


Enchey Monastery - Gangtok

In close vicinity of Gangtok, stands the Enchey Monastery (3 km far from the town focus) on top of a hill. The site on which the monastery stands is accepted to be honored by the renowned tantric master Druptob Karpo. It is said that this loved master, who had flying ability, traveled to this site from Maenam Hill in south Sikkim and manufactured a little hermitage. Later, amid the rule of Sikyong Tulku in the mid nineteenth century, the monastery was built and given the shape of a Chinese Pagoda. The Monastery building is a little and basic two storied structure encircled by tall pine trees. The special highlights of monastery are the wall paintings portraying the protective god and wheel of law on the porch. The three Gods worshipped in this monastery are Buddha, Loki Sharia and Guru Padmasambhava. The yearly celebration of Enchey is praised on the eighteenth to nineteenth day of the twelfth month of the Tibetan timetable which is January.
Enchey Monastery is a two hundred year old monastery in the Nyingma tradition of Tibet Buddhism located just above the town. The either side of the compound wall to the monastery has prayer bells.
SHIMOJ

233 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
January
Things to do
Photography, Ancient architecture
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

The royal oaks hotel - Gangtok

I started my journey from Delhi and reached Bagdogra Airport via Kolkata, by air. One can travel on rails, via New Jalpaiguri. From Bagdogra, we have exciting options to reach Gangtok - one may choose to hit the roads the conventional way, or take in the cool gush of air by flying in a helicopter (Rs. 2500 - 3000/- per head). Royal Oaks Hotel, is an OYO Premium, in Pelling, Gangtok, and has ultra luxurious rooms. The delights lie in the elegant sculptures of Buddha, amazing paintings that are capable of pulling you in deep thoughts of your own. Perks: Awesome food; rooftop restaurant; is at just the right distance from the main market of the city; friendliest staff!
Aishwarya Swarup

22 Followers, 8 Reviews


Sikkim Paragliding - Gangtok

Paragliding at Reshithang. Accompanied by my pilot, they called him Pilot Prateek, I went up the hill. Excited and reluctant, when I saw the high, steep hill, I lost my mind. The trainer told me to get equipped, run down the hill, and Jump! How could I jump? On the verge of giving up any moment, I thought, "..but I have to cross this thing off of my to-do list, hence, make the jump!" ** The moment I made the jump, the winds held me in their arms, higher, and higher. What came next, is beyond words! I was awestruck. It was Qualia. I started talking to my pilot. He is 24! and is paragliding since the past 8 years, this - not being his profession. Fear is momentary. What comes next (pause) is Euphoria.
Aishwarya Swarup

22 Followers, 8 Reviews


Hanuman Tok - Gangtok

Hanuman Tok is located more or less 5 km rising from the White Hall on a bifurcating street of the Gangtok–Nathula highway. It is 11 km far from Gangtok town. The height of this tall structure is about 7,200 ft. The Hanuman Tok in Sikkim itself gives brilliant photographic perspectives of the Khangcendzonga. The snow-topped mountain tops look heavenly from this sanctuary. From the Hanuman Tok, one can likewise see the waterworks of Selep located far away, the most important and only source of water for the whole city of Gangtok. The Hanuman Tok rests at a height of a few hundreds feet over for the whole city. The adventure to Hanuman Tok is an exciting one, which offers excellent perspectives of the capital city of Gangtok and the surrounding uneven hilly regions. There are several chortens and stupas at this spot, which imply the accurate areas where the last customs of the royal corpses were carried to.
After having my lunch I headed to Hanuman Tok. In trip adviser a guy has written about Hanuman Tok that 'If you have not visited Hanuman Tok , your trip to Gangtok is mere incomplete.' His statement made me to keep this place a must see in my list. It was well out of city on a mountain top. The road was typical zig-zag way and not many visitors make it there. On reaching there I realized, this is the place I was in search of. Absolute silence, chill breeze and lush greenery. The temple is maintained by Indian Army.
SHIMOJ

233 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
January to March
Things to do
Sight seeing, Statues, Photography
Open Hours
All days of the week 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park - Gangtok

Set up in 1991, Himalayan Zoological Park is the first zoological park of its kind in the North-Eastern area of India. The Park fulfills the impression of cutting edge zoo, where the creatures are kept in imitated regular conditions. The Park has been set up, to safeguard the untamed life, without irritating the animals and keeping them in their normal habitat. Situated in Bulbuley, Himalayan Zoological Park is at a separation of 3 kms from Gangtok. At a height of 5,840ft (1,780 mtrs), the Zoological Park additionally tenders a mind blowing perspective of Mt. Khangchendzonga. This Park sprawls in a territory of 205 hectares in the bumpy terrain. The Government of Sikkim under the Department of Forest, Environment & Wildlife is controlling the power of Himalayan Zoological Park. The powers are additionally wanting to keep, the Himalayan species of creatures and flying creatures that are found in high terrains.
Sprawling in an area of 205 hectares in the mountainous terrains the park enclosures cuddle Red Pandas, Barking Deer, Panther, Himalayan Palm civet, Leopard Cat, Tibetan Wolf, Barking deer, Common Langur, Goral Spotted Deer and Bears in a partly natural habitat. The HZP has been established, to preserve the wildlife, without disturbing the creatures and keeping them in their natural habitat. Located in Bulbuley, Himalayan Zoological Park is at a distance of 3 kms from Gangtok. The park also tenders a splendid view of Mt. Khangchendzonga. This Park sprawls in an area of 205 hectares in the mountainous terrain.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
Month of February and March
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
All days of the week except Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Budget
25/- per person for Indians 50/- per person for foreign tourists

Nathula - Gangtok

The Nathula merges the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The pass is situated, at 4,310 m above sea level, forms as a piece of a branch of the old Silk Road. Nathu signifies "listening ears" and La signifies "go" in Tibetan. On the Indian side, the pass is 54 km (34 mi) east of Gangtok, the capital of Indian state of Sikkim. Just natives of India can visit the pass, but only after successfull permit from the administration of Gangtok. Nathu La is one of the two open trading border posts in the middle of China and India.The others being Shipkila in Himachal Pradesh and Lipulekh in Nepal. Sealed by India after the 1962 Sino-Indian War, Nathu La was re-opened in 2006 after various trade understandings. The Chinese government is wanting to extend its rail administration to Yadong, barely a couple of kilometers from Nathu La.
En route to Nathula Pass
Haritha Priya

0 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

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