What is the best time to visit Gangtok?

The best time to visit Gangtok is during the months of late September to mid-December and from March to May. These autumn and spring-summer months experience a pleasant climate which is ideal for sightseeing. The period of late September to mid-December is when the days are sunny with unobstructed views of the Himalayas. Between March to May, the bloom of Rhododendron flowers is a sight worth its weight in gold. It is best to avoid a visit t Gangtok and the state of Sikkim during the monsoon months of July to early September since the heavy rainfall leads to landslides which may cause a lot of inconveniences.

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Monthly Weather in Gangtok

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 16°/ 6° 14 days
February 17°/ 7° 15 days
March 20°/ 10° 20 days
April 22°/ 12° 23 days
May 24°/ 16° 29 days
June 26°/ 19° 26 days
July 23°/ 18° 31 days
August 25°/ 18° 30 days
September 24°/ 18° 30 days
October 23°/ 14° 16 days
November 22°/ 12° 8 days
December 17°/ 7° 7 days

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Events in Gangtok

International Flower Festival, Gangtok

1st May 2019 - 31st May 2019

The International Flower Show is held in Gangtok every year. Several beautiful species of flowers are showcased here, such as orchids, gladioli, roses, cacti, alpine plants, creepers, climbers, ferns, (Read More) herbs etc. Also, lectures and seminars are held in which renowned botanical scientists come over to speak. The Flower Show is also accompanied with a food festival, where one may try several local delicacies.

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Saga Dawa

17th June 2019

The Saga Dawa festival is one of the most important festivals for the people of Sikkim. The festival is celebrated with much enthusiasm in the capital city Gangtok. Festivity occurs across Gangtok in (Read More)the form of processions, prayers, and extending alms to the needy. The customs and rituals, carried out in remembrance of the Buddha, are said to bear fruits for the observers in the future.

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Gangtok Photos

Gangtok, Sikkim
Nathu La Pass, mountain pass in the East Sikkim district
Tsomgo Lake, glacial lake located at an elevation of 3753 meters
Rumtek Monastery, gompa located near Gangtok

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