Places to Visit in Gangtok

Gangtok is the favoured destination for any traveller searching for peace and tranquillity. Gangtok tourism is based on the natural scenic beauty of the Himalayas and its rich history.

Gangtok is the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim and is situated on the lower slopes of the Himalayan range (Altitude: 1600 meters).

The Ranipool river flows by the west side of Gangtok. Gangtok Tourism thrives in its spectacular setting and offers stunning views of the Kanchenjunga from various points in its neighbouring areas.

Gangtok city can be accessed only by road from Siliguri. The nearest airport is Bagdogra (124 kilometers). The nearest railway station is New Jaipalguri (NJP). Buses and share taxis ply regularly from Siliguri to Gangtok.

Places to See in Gangtok

Enchey Gompa

Enchey Gompa should be ideally visited during the months of august and January because dances and festivals are held during that period. The central attraction is a Chinese Pagoda styled edifice built in 1901. The Gompa (monastery) offers a stunning view of the Kanchenjunga.

Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology

Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology is a famous institute. The institute promotes research on Mahayana Buddhism.

Government Institute of Cottage Industries

The institute was established in 1957. It is a great place to purchase local handicrafts like Tangkhas,woolen carpets, dolls and masks among other handicrafts.

Palace of the Chogyal

If you visit Gangtok in December then the place to visit is the Palace of the Chogyal (Monarch). The palace is open to the public during Pang Lhabsol festival.

Hanuman Tok Hanuman Tok is a popular temple in Gangtok dedicated to the Hindu God Hanuman. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 7200 feet. You need to climb stairs in order to reach the top where the temple is situated. Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary As a superb destination for wildlife lovers, the Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary sprawls over an area of 51.76 sq. km and serves as a host to different species of animals including the Himalayan Bear, Red Panda and Civet Cat Binturong.

Tourist Destinations Near Gangtok

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Last Updated on : November 11, 2016