|*Gangtok city Map showing roads, hotels, hospitals and other places of interest.||Disclaimer|
Sikkim - Gangtok city
Sikkim is a north eastern state of India and Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. It is also the largest city in the state. Situated on the Shivalik hills, it is found at the height of 5,600 feet in the south east of the Sikkim state. Gangtok, which in the local language means "hill top" is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the country.
Gangtok, is situated around 110 kms from Siliguri. Detailed information can be seen in the map that is provided here so that visitors will have an easier time while visiting the place. Maps provided here gives the right information regarding the places of importance and how to reach them.
Gangtok is now a very popular place in terms of tourism and has seen many hospitals and monastery that one needs to visit during the visit. Various colleges like the Sikkim Govt. The college are well established here. The Deoarli Girls School is also a very popular education organization for girls. The PNG School and the High Secondary schools are also a favorite among the locals. Large hospitals like the Manipal Hospital are built here to take care of the people in Gangtok. Popular Monastery can be found like the Chorten Monastery, Do Drul Chorten Monastery and Enchey monastery. There is also a Gurudwara in Gangtok. Take a look at the map and you will find the places you need to visit during your stay.
Good hotels too can be found here like the Mayfair Spa and resort, ICAR guesthouse and many more for the visitors. They are already marked in the map for convenience.
Transport in Gangtok
Gangtok is well connected to all the major cities and towns. Although it is situated on hilly region, one can get well connected by rail, air and road. The place has a good network of roadways and connects various places and towns nearby. There are numerous buses that ply daily from Siliguri to Gangtok. National Highway NO 31A runs through the city of Gangtok and is well connected to the rest of the country. The highway also connects to Darjeeling and Kalimpong. The map here shows the road prominently that is useful while traveling in the city and outside. The 1 km long Cable cars are used widely to move around the town. The cable car takes 3 stops like the lower Gangtok suburbs, Sikkim legislative assembly and the Upper suburbs. One can easily reach various places like the hospitals, schools, colleges, offices in the city of Gangtok.
If you want to travel faster, airways are a better option. Gangtok is well connected with most airports in the country by helicopters. Daily helicopter service is available once a day that can carry four passengers. The nearest airport is Bagdogra, which is near Siliguri and at a distance of 124 km from Gangtok. Other major cities that the airways are connected are Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati. However, a new airport called the Pakyong airport is under construction and will be operational in 2013.
|Area||35 km2 (14 sq mi)|
|Population as per 2011||98,658|
|Official Languages||Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang, Sunwar, Tibetans and Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Transport||Air, Road, Rail, Taxi|
|Food and Cuisine||Momos, Wai-Wai , Pork, Beef and Vegetables, Noodle, Thukpa, Samosa, Chinese Cuisines etc.|
|Religion||Hinduism and Buddhism|
|Festival||Dashain, Tihar, Christmas, Holi, Devil Dance, Maghe Sankranti, Ram Navami, Chotrul Duchen, Buddha Jayanti etc.|
|Monuments||Enchey Monastery, Chortan Stupa, Institute of Tibetology, Roomtek Monastery & Dharma Chakra Centre, Tsomgo Lake.|
|Places of interest||Kanchenjunga, Ban Jhakri Falls, Ban Jhakri Falls Energy Park, River Teesta, White Hall, National Highway, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Rumtek Monastery, Maharajas Temple, Himalayan Zoological Park., Gangtok by night etc.|
|Markets||M.G.Road, Lal Bazar, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Old market, New market etc.|
|Hospital||STNM Hospital, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Central Referral Hospital, etc.|
|Hotel||Bamboo Grove Retreat, The Bamboo Retreat, Club Mahindra Gangtok, Crown De La Cruz Residency, Denzong Inn, The Dewachen Retreat, Dho tapu Guest House, Elgin Nor-Khill, Greendale Residence, Hotel Anola, Hotel Bayul, Hotel BellaCasa, Hotel Berries, Hotel Central Gangtok, Hotel Chalet Orchid, Hotel Comfort Inn, Hotel Crystal Palace Gangtok, Hotel Delamere, Hotel Disha, Hotel Doma Palace etc.|
|Industries||Hospitality industry, Tourism industry|
|University/College||Sikkim Government College, Sikkim Government Law College and Damber Singh College, Sikkim University, Sikkim Manipal University, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences and Manipal Institute of Technology, Indira Gandhi National Open University etc.|
|Notable people||Danny Denzongpa – Actor.|
Last Updated on : July 7, 2014