Gangtok Gangtok, the beautiful capital of Sikkim, enthrals nature lovers.


Snaky mountain passes, crystal clear lakes, daring trekking trails, and serene monasteries touching the clouds - the hills of Gangtok are not meant for faint hearted. This serene city in Sikkim has been preserved beautifully to keep its natural beauty intact. That’s why it flaunts the most charismatic views of Mother Nature, which make it a paradise for tourists, trekkers and explorers.

Places to Explore

Tsomgo Lake

Just two-hour drive from Gangtok, the picture perfect Tsomgo Lake is a sight to behold. Surrounded by lush green landscapes on all sides, the lake seems heavenly especially during sunsets and sunrise.

Do Drul Chorten

This is arguably the most popular stupa of Gangtok. Built in 1945 by a Tibetan Buddhist named Trulshik Rinpoche, the stupa is nestling with 108 prayer wheels with Buddhist mantras engraved on them. The place is perfect to meditate and connect with the divinity.

Nathu La Pass

Grabbing the surrounding views from the second highest mountain pass of Gangtok is a dream of many. Visit here at dawn while enjoying the Jhakri Waterfalls and a stunning glacial lake on your way. 

Tashiding Monastery

Placed at a height of 6,500 feet, this 17th-century monastery sits on a hillock between River Rangeet and River Rathong. The monastery remains peaceful with a divine ambience that touches the soul.

Hanuman Tok

This temple is situated on the road to Nathu La at 7,200 feet. Managed by Indian Army, Hunuman Tok bestows picture perfect views of nearby lush hills. Himalayan Zoological Park: A stunning forest reserve overlooking the magnificent Khangchendzonga range, this Park is sprawling over an area of 230 hectares. The park is known for the conservation of rare and endangered species, including Red Panda and Snow Leopard.

Stay Options

Gangtok is known for its string of resorts beautified with the waters of simplicity and serenity. Away from the false layers of modernity, the resorts of Gangtok are simple yet majestic. A stay at the Mayfair in Gangtok lets you taste a unique Monastic theme fusing with Colonial architecture. The resort has bagged many awards for its wonderful ambience and terrific services. Orange Village Resort of the city is another luxury oozing stay option where travellers can stay amidst fresh mountain breeze and natural wonders. Club Mahindra Resort is also a great pick for travellers on holidays to Gangtok. Overlooking the imposing Chola Ranges, this resort pampers the guests with Sikkim hospitality and modern day amenities.


Shopping in Gangtok is all about passing through tiny markets adorned with multihued local stuff. Visit MG Road to bag Tibetan clothes, curios and art. Explore the Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom to buy genuine local souvenirs, including hand-carved folding tables (Choktse), hand-loomed carpets, hand-painted masques, shawls, paintings and wooden dolls. Lal Bazaar is also a great pick for shopping enthusiasts who wish to buy Tibetan souvenirs and gifts at knock down prices.

Best time to visit:
As winter season add to the outlook of Gangtok, the months from October to June are the best period to visit this city.

How to Reach:

By Air: The airport closest to Gangtok is about 124 kilometres away in Bagdogra, West Bengal.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Gangtok is in New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri, which is about 148 kilometres away.

By Road: A road journey to Gangtok from places like Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kolkata is a dream as roads are in perfect condition.  

A holiday to Gangtok leaves you with some happy memories that stay with you forever.

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