Gangtok, a tiny little town of Sikkim with the human population approximately 98,658. No industries, no high rises and no factories with the giant smoke developer. Surrounded by mighty mountains, lies the safeguarded town of north-east Sikkim.
That’s all I heard about before stepping into the town.
My flight landed at Bagdogra airport at 10:20 a.m. From the airport, we hired a cab to Gangtok. It was a two hours journey approximately.
The roads were smooth and the edges were breathtaking. In no time we were accompanied by River Teesta.
The turquoise colour water and the flow of it through the rocky paths, flanked by the high rises of the mountains was enough to eradicate all my tiredness.
Driving side by side with Teesta, our cab reached the entrance of Sikkim. We were verified by our id-proofs and then we were allowed to move forward.
We lodged in a hotel of Paljore Stadium Road. Dropped down our luggage on our apartment floor, took a fresh shower, did our lunch and stepped out of our room.
Who on earth wishes to stay in when there was such a beautiful captivating climate outside?
Though the atmosphere in Gangtok was very energetic still we were little dozed off due to our journey.
We decided to see the local market of Gangtok. The most important and the hub of gathering for the localites is The M.G.Market.
Welcome to M.G.Marg
I’m making a confession, that I’m not an alcoholic but definetly a shopaholic. I’m a shopping geek. So, M.G.Market was positioned at the top of my bucket list.
M. G. Marg
M.G.Market is named after Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi. And, the main motto of the market is “Cleanliness”.
The first thing that caught my eyesight was the tidiness of the market. The roads were paved with black and brownstones.
Attractive shops on both the sides with attractive cloths peeping out from the glass window.
Well, I did a lot of shopping for woollen garments.
The market starts depleting near about 8 o’clock as the temperature falls drastically. The shutters drop down and the whole town gets camouflaged by the sheet of chillness.