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in mountains, Gangtok is a destination of par excellence. Gangtok
contempalates as a dream destination to globe trotters. The moor land of
Gangtok exalts the beauty which no other sites in the world can do. The word
put in praise of Gangtok are few infront of the sheer charm of the place.
Nestled atop a ridge at an altitude of 1520 mts, Gangtok, a tantalizing town
pervades a panorama of colours.
Gangtok is the second smallest state of India and is the capital city of
Sikkim. This is one of the important Buddhist religious site and offers a
unique experience to its travellers. In Gangtok you can see a smooth blend
of both tradition and modernity blended perfectly with the scenic beauty of
hills and broad roads, posh markets and smiling people.
It is one of the popular viewpoint of Secretariat edifice. As the name of
the park suggest, you can have a deer and an effigy of Buddha which is a
replica of Sarnath.
Located close to tourist lodge, Enchey Monastery is about 3 kms from the
centre of the town. Enchey Monastery is around 200 year old and is worth
visiting. If you are visiting Gangtok in the month of December, then don't
forget to attend the religious dances performed here.
Orchid Sanctuary is a famous for its extensive collections of orchids. The
sanctuary collections also varies depending on the seasons. Here you would
find around 454 species of Orchid which are spread dynamically over Sikkim.
You just cannot happen to miss Tsuk La Khang. This is one of the largest
depository of scriptures and is one of the famous places of worship. They
are also characterized by the beautiful and impressive edifice which are
covered by the lavish interiors, decorated altars or images of Buddha. The
monastery remain open throughout the year for general public and tourist
during Losar, a famous dance festival of India.
Phodang Monastery at Thumlung which is 40 kms North of Gangtok. It is the
most beautiful monastery of Sikkim and has around 260 monks and some old
Located 24 kms away from Gangtok, Rumtek Monastery is an ancient structure
erected in 1717 and then reerrected in 1960. Monastery is generally covered
with murals, Tibetan paintings, tankhas and frescos.
- Tanka Paintings: Don't forget to
puchase Tanka Paintings from this abode.
- A Visit to Old Market: From here you could purchase high
quality Tibetan rugs and Buddhist prayer wheels.
: 1,547 metres above sea level
Nepali, Sikkimese, Bhutia, Lepcha, Hindi, English
Best Time To Visit
: Throughout the year
Gangtok is well connected by Air, Rail and Road network.
By Air :
Gangtok does not have a airport of its own. The
nearest destination that you could reach is Bagdogra and you can book its
tickets from Indian Airlines on Tibet Road in Gangtok.
By Rail :
Siliguri at Gangtok is the nearest railhead.
Siliguri is well connected to other major metros of the city.
By Road :
The busiest route in and out of Sikkim is the
road between Gangtok and Siliguri
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