Gangtok City is the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim. Gangtok is a beautiful city nestled among the Himalayan ranges and is a premier tourist spot in North-Eastern India.
At an elevation of 5,480 feet above sea level Gangtok city experiences a temperate climate throughout the year.
Gangtok city also functions as the administrative epicenter of East Sikkim district.
Gangtok city overlooks the Ranikhola river-which meanders in the valley below the city. The roads of Gangtok city are steep as they are cut from the side of the mountain.
The buildings of the town is constructed on artificially compacted ground alongside the roads. The snow clad Kanchenjunga mountain can be seen from the east of Gangtok city.
The main localities of Gangtok city are:
Taxis are the main mode of public transport within Gangtok city and its vicinity. Gangtok city is the only state capital to have a cable car.