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GangtokSwaddled 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.

Get Abosrbed In
Deer Park
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.

Enchey Monastery
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
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.

GangtokTsuk la Khang
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.

Look Beyond
Phodang Monastery
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 mural paintings.

Rumtek Monastery
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.

Not To Forget
  • 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.
Travellers Factoid
Population : 29,162
Altitude : 1,547 metres above sea level
Languages : Nepali, Sikkimese, Bhutia, Lepcha, Hindi, English
Best Time To Visit : Throughout the year
Getting there
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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