Gangtok is the capital city of Sikki, which falls under the seven sisters of Northeast India. It is popularly known as the Gateway to Sikkim that offers its visitors with the alluring environs, exotic greenery, and the panoramic views of the hills on the backdrop.
ou will get the views of Mount Kanchenjunga, which is the third highest mountain peak in the world and the beautiful scenery of the nature that you stay within. The trekkers and hikers will enjoy performing enthralling activities in this location with a lot of places that you can count on like, Enchey Monastery, Ganesh Tok, Do Drul Chorten Rumtek Monastery, along with Teesta river that is famous for white river rafting. Lastly, do not forget to pay attention to the Tsomgo Lake, Ban Jhakri falls, Tashi viewpoint that offers the best unforgettable memories about the natural landscapes in Gangtok.
What is the best time to visit Gangtok?
The time that you must choose to pay a visit to Gangtok is during the months from September to November and again from March to June. The shoulder seasons are the most suitable for your visit for it offers you an excellent climate for transfers, and also sightseeing ventures. You must avoid the monsoon season because landslides are very risky during this time. Travel to North East India with Swan Tours at best price.
Places to visit in Gangtok
1. Nathula Pass
Located at a distance of 23 km from the city center, Nathu La Pass is the place that connects Tibet with Sikkim. It is situated at an elevation of 4310 m and was formerly a part of the ancient Silk Route.
2. MG Road
MG Road is the heart of Gangtok and is popularly known for being the Centra shopping point where you not only can shop for souvenirs, but also come across a lot of shops, restaurants, and cafes that make you enjoy the nightlife.
3. Rumtek Monastery
If you move out 7 km away from the city, you will come across the Rumtek Monastery that is considered to be one of the most sacred monasteries for the Buddhist believers in Sikkim and its constructed architecture relates you to the Buddhist culture and significance.
4. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a museum that is constructed in a traditional Tibetan style with a lot of historical artifacts and arts relating you to Vajrayana Buddhism and the Tibetan culture.
5. Ganesh Tok
Ganesh Tok is a famous and sacred Ganesh Temple that is located at a 7 km distance from Gangtok that is located at a height of 6500 m which is frequently visited by the local people and also the tourists who visit the place.