After having a little breakfast we decided to go to Lachung but we came to know that we need permit to go to that place, so we gave our ID's to hotel person and he took permission on behalf of us and in the meanwhile we decided to do a local site seeing.
So, we did a 7 point tour which did cost 2200 INR. Since we started this at 11 AM, we missed few places like paragliding and other places. Paragliding costs you around 2500 per person for 15 minutes and 4500 for 30 minutes. Currently paragliding is done only in Gangtok as Darjeeling one is closed due to one fatal accident that happened last year. You can Google for more details about accident. We enjoyed few places but rain destroyed our entertainment and we missed few places. But rain did not lasted for long so we done ropeway and have seen Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. It's all about Tibet culture and monks prayer and other relevant things. Make sure to visit this first, as this place closes after four and you'll miss some old Buddhist monks related stuff which is more like a museum.
Gonjang Monastery is similar to a temple but you can enjoy the view and architecture of that monastery. There's this one rotatable religious thing and it's very glad to see with it but also tough 🤩 to rotate.
Tashi view point is amazing, for the first time in my life I've seen snow mountains despite heavy raining in that location and it was a great experience. We ate cup Maggie while it is still raining and you know how it feels if you've done it. I really enjoyed that view 😍 and especially cup Maggie 😋😋
Ganesh tok is just a temple at very high altitude, you can enjoy a great view if it's not raining and also you can do little shopping over there. It's a nice place to relax for a while.
Ropeway is amazing, you can actually view the entire city from an altitude and if you're lucky you can also view snow covered mountains from car. Only 12 persons are allowed in car at a time and you can only stand as there were no seats available to sit. It's a bi cable supported car ropeway and duration is also low. It does not last not more than 15 minutes. It'll go up/down and vice versa. But you can enjoy city view.
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a nice place to roam around and a little ancient items. There's a lot of greenery which you can enjoy and have fun.
In our 7 point tour we've done
Ban Jhakri Waterfalls
Tashi view point
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
We did miss Flowers Garden due to rain.
And in the evening we went to MG Marg, also called as mall road, the centre of Gangtok city, it's more like city's main center and by far it's the best center I've ever seen, you can literally roam on two sides of road and you can see only few vehicles which doesn't bother your way. There's a Gandhi statue at the start of the mall road and if you just go around you can enjoy local cuisines at various restaurants and local prepared method food. By the end of the mall road you can view city's other part where locals sell Sweaters, Jackets, Gloves, Mufflers,.... all winter related items as it'll be chilling for the whole year and very cheap too. Food is a bit costlier actually, no matter where you eat. A plate of dhai Puri costs you 70 INR, and it's prepared by local method unlike you eat in your city and you'll enjoy it In fact.
There are lot of ATM's available by that road and you no need to worry about shortage of cash. Most of the restaurants also accept card payments. We had our dinner at Bayul restaurant cum Bar. It's a really good traditional place and food is also prepared in local method. We ordered chicken biryani expecting it to be spicy, turned out to be sweet actually. Yes, you heard me right, chicken biryani is sweet with kaaju and kiss-miss and other spices but overall it tasted good for me as I like sweet content but hated because it's biryani and being a Hyderabadi I don't expect such, especially when it comes to biryani.
We did tried a local beverage called dansberg, it did taste good more like Magnum drink actually. I felt very happy after getting drunk, I danced on roads literally @23:00 and believe me, roads get total empty by 21:00 itself and only few restaurants open till 22:00 and last order is 22:30. We're actually lucky to get food at that time. 😂😂😂 Otherwise we should eat bread and jam which is more common for tourists as most of them don't like local food. Actually, it's not the food, it's the method they follow to make it. You should be a traveller to enjoy as you people try various cuisines at various different places.
And finally our second day at Gangtok ended with full happiness as I am on high, literally 😂😂😂
We stayed at Heritage Sikkim OYO 26996, not very far from mall road, just a walkable distance....