Capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is a hill resort and one of the most popular places in north-east India. It is famous for its natural beauty and stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga. It is one of the most picturesque places to visit in the whole of India. It presents the perfect image of India’s great and varied topography. After Goa, it is the second smallest state of India.
Gangtok is capital city of Sikkim. It’s located in the eastern Himalayas range, at an elevation of 1,650m (5,410 ft.). This hilly town spreads down the western side of a long ridge flanking the Ranipur River. It is at a distance of 140 km from Darjeeling, 584 km from Patna, 589 km from Guwahati and 721 km from Calcutta.
There are adventures and interesting place for tourists.
Tsongmo Lake- Tsongmo Lake also known as Changu Lake. This lake changes the colour with the changing season which looks amazing scene of nature.
Rumtek Monastery- it is the largest monastery in Sikkim. The monastery is a visual treat besides offering spiritual solace. The architectural design is almost identical to the original Kagyu headquarters in Tibet.
Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve is home of musk deer, snow leopard and Himalayan tahr; the Khangchendzonga biosphere reserve is located in Sikkim in north east India. Khangchendzonga means ‘five treasures of snow’ in the local language.
Rabdentse– there is three standing stones, which are called Namphogang. These stone thrones were used by judges during the glorious days of the city.
Fairs & Festivals
There is so many festivals are celebrated. Losar festival is one of the best festivals of this town as well as in the whole state. It is denoted to Tibetan New Year which is comes in the month of February. On this occasion people invites to their friends and relative for family gathering.
On this festival flowers play major role because it is an important part of the Losar Festival. At Pemayangste, Losar is preceded by Chaams or traditional dances.
Best time to visit Gangtok
The best time to visit Gangtok is in the months of October to mid-December and March to May. The views of the Himalayan peaks and Mt Kanchenjunga can be clearly seen in between October and December. During the months March and May rare Himalayan flowers and especially Rhododendron are in bloom. Summers are not harsh but only days of warm sunshine and clear days.
How to Reach
By Road- The busiest route in and out of Sikkim is the road between Gangtok and Siliguri, also the nearest airport and railway station. We would provide you all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and for the intercity drives too.