Top Places To Visit In Gangtok

1. MG Road

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

Marg is a word belonging to Hindi dialect, meaning Road. MG Marg means MG Road and Indians would always treat and give it importance as when elaborated, one comes across Mahatma Gandhi Road. Gangtok is no exception hence, name of this road which is considered the town center of Gangtok.
The road and the area around it has transformed over the years. It is now more like a long stretch of open mall or boulevard square where locals and tourists take leisure stroll or just sit and relax on one of the many benches laid along the middle and both sides of the road to soak in the ambience.
The road is full of glittering shops of all sorts, restaurants and bars lined on both sides. Many tourists take a table in a restaurant and watch the activities on the street below. It truly depicts a carnival like atmosphere out here. The annual Gangtok Food and Culture Festival is held here at M G Marg in December.

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2. Nathu La Pass

23 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

This is a pass which connects Tibet with Sikkim at a height of 4310 m. Nathu La Pass was once the part of the ancient Silk Route. To visit this place, one need to collect a permit from Gangtok and only Indian citizens are permitted to see the Indian side of the pass and that too just on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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3. Rumtek Monastery

7 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

This Monastery is situated 24 km from Gangtok and is considered to be of the most sacred monasteries in Buddhism. The most sacred traditional Buddhist rites are performed in this very building and the religious significance of Rumtek Monastery has attracted devotees and tourists from all over the world.

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4. Ganesh Tok

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

Ganesh Tok is a Ganesh Temple located 7 km from Gangtok at an altitude of 6500 m. The temple is so small that it can accommodate only one person at a time and one has to crawl to reach there.

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5. Tsongmo Lake

16 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

The Tsongmo Lake is situated 35 km away from the main town of Gangtok. The lake has been considered as holy and been worshipped by Sikkimese people since years.

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6. Ban Jhakri Falls

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

Spread over an area of 2 acres, the Ban Jhakri Falls are surrounded by lush greenery and is very popular among tourists. The ethnic figures and sculptures belonging to the Jhakri culture make the scenery even more beautiful.

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Top Hotels in Gangtok

Mayfair Gangtok

INR 16,000 - 16,000

WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency

INR 8,800 - 15,400

7. Kanchenjunga

58 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

The third highest peak in the world, the majestic Kanchenjunga is one of the most stunning mountains in the world. Surrounded by Nepal, Sikkim and Tibet, this mountain was fisrt scaled in 1955 but since then has been declared sacred. Kanchenjunga' is a Tibetan name which means 'The Five Treasures of the High Snow'. The treasures represent the five repositories of God, namely gold, silver, gems, grain and holy books. There are a lot of trekking routes in Kanchenjunga which will take you through woody forests and serene countryside.

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8. Mangan

14 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

The town of Mangan, situated in the northern part of Sikkim is a major tourist attraction for trekking, monasteries and its Yumthang Valley.

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9. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

The museum, housed in a traditional Tibetan-style mansion, boasts a jaw-dropping collection of artefacts related to Vajrayana Buddhism and the Tibetan culture. The main aim of the museum is to promote scholastic and cultural research. The museum displays Buddhist manuscripts, icons, thangkas, which are Tibetan cloth paintings and some Tantric ritual objects, such as a thê_pa, which is a bowl made from a human skull and the kangling, which is a human thighbone trumpet. The museum also houses ritual objects, jewellery, mementos, books and documentaries on Sikkimese tradition and culture.

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10. Tinkitam

29 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

Tinkitam Rayong is a petite village in Sikip Tehsil in South District of Sikkim State with Mount Kanchenjanga in the backdrop of this town and its natural habitat supporting a rare species of orchid, Paphiopedilum Faireanum or ladys slipper.

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11. Do Drul Chorten

3 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

One of the most important stupas in Sikkim, Do Drul Chorten was built in the year 1945 under the supervision of late Truslshi and Rimpoche. The Stupa has around 108 Mani Lhakor or prayer wheels.

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12. Enchey Monastery

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

Enchey Monastery is a 200-year old monastery built on a hilltop situated 3 km away from the main city. This temple was blessed by Lama Dhrupthob Karpo, a renowned saint who was known to have flying powers.

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