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About Gangtok

Wrapped in white beautiful clouds at the height of 5500 feet is the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok. Years ago Gangtok was only a small remote town about which very less was known or recorded until the construction of Enchey Monastery in 1840. Since Nathula Pass in Gangtok gave major access to British for trade with Tibet, Gangtok was inhabited with many British officers and to date remains to have many British architectural constructions. After several political unrests and monarchic rules in Sikkim, in 1975 Sikkim was unchained from all it and announced as the 22nd State of independent India with Gangtok as its capital. Gangtok gained its tourist fame due to the spectacular view that it offers of Kanchenjunga mountain peak. Gangtok was once an important transit between Tibet and India, now it is one of the busiest administrative and business centers of culture and communities. Gangtok also has the country’s first litter and spit free zone, M.G. Marg, where no vehicular traffic is allowed on road.


How to Reach

By Air
Nearest airport, Bagdogra is 124 kilometers away

By Rail
Nearest railhead, New Jalpaiguri, is 148 kilometers away.

By Road
Gangtok is well connected to major cities.

Best Time to Visit

Best time is between Octber to June. However, this sleepy hill station is lonelier despite getting enough tourists. Honeymooners would love it for the tranquility and awesome rainy season. Locals recommend visiting Gangtok for the whole year.

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Lamyuru Monastery
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Lamyuru Monastery is believed to be built on a place where originally a lake stood. It was constructed with the structure of five buildings, however, of which o

Tsomgo Lake
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It looks less like lake and more like white clouds flowing like water. Surrounded by snow covered mountains on all sides, Tsogmo Lake is filled with water from

Enchey Monastery
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Built in 1909, Enchey Monastery is the oldest monastery and the only one at that time, like the meaning of its name ‘Solitary Temple’, in Gangtok. It is bel



 

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9ine Native Cuisine
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Taste of Tibet
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Bakers Cafe
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Parivar Restaurant
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EVENTS/FESTIVALS

Chaam Dance
It is performed by monks on the 18th and 19th day of the 12th month of lunar calendar at Enchey Monastery.
Tse-Chu Chaam
This is celebrated two days prior to the Tibetan New year which falls on the 10th day of the 5th month of Tibetan Calender. It presents the eight manifestations of Padmasambhava, performed at Rumtek Monastery.
Kagyat Dance
Performed on the 28th and 29th day of the Tibetan Calendar, Kagyat Dance is a comic relief provided by jesters.

SHOPPING AREA

Lots of shops and plenty of choices! Shopping in Gangtok is all about buying masks, footwear, carpets, handicrafts and other trinkets in the souvenir shops strewn along Mahatma Gandhi Marg. The main shopping areas in Gangtok are the Old market, New market and Lal market. Also look out for the traditional items like thangkas or religious scrolls and choktsees or collapsible wooden tables with intricate local Tibetan designs. Sikkim tea with its exotic taste and aroma is without a doubt a must bring back home.

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Camping is a recreational activity popular since 20th century where people set up a small portable tents, caravans, motor homes, etc to stay. Primitively campin

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Mountaineering is an adventurous and thrilling sport but it also tests your endurance and mental toughness. Despite all the precautions, some mishaps can always

Packages

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Gangtok Weekend Tour Package at Trip Hills
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Gulmarg-Pehalgam-Sonamarg-Srinagar

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Darjeeling - Gangtok - Kalimpong Tour Package
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Gulmarg-Pehalgam-Sonamarg-Srinagar

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