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Here are the top 32 tourist attractions to see in Gangtok:

1. Nathu La Pass

Nathu La Pass

4.2

9 photos

23 kms
from city center

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1 out of 32
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, ...

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2. MG Road, Gangtok


Must Visit

MG Road, Gangtok

4.3

6 photos

2 kms
from city center

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2 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

MG Road is the heart of Gangtok and its most happening place. It is the central shopping hub of this beautiful state capital with various shops, restaurants, and hotels lined up along both sides.

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3. Rumtek Monastery


Must Visit

Rumtek Monastery

4.4

7 photos

7 kms
from city center

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3 out of 32
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 wo...

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4. Tsomgo Lake


Must Visit

Tsomgo Lake

3.6

16 kms
from city center

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4 out of 32
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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5. Ganesh Tok


Must Visit

Ganesh Tok

3.6

1 kms
from city center

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5 out of 32
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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6. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology


Must Visit

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

4.3

6 photos

1 kms
from city center

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6 out of 32
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 ...

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7. Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga

3.7

18 photos

58 kms
from city center

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7 out of 32
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...

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8. Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

1 kms
from city center

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8 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Situated on the road passing between Nathula and Jelepla Pass, Baba Mandir is the shrine which was built at the Samadhi of Baba Harbhajan Singh. People worship him as a saint who guards the lives of soldiers along the border.

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9. Mangan

Mangan

3.5

8 photos

14 kms
from city center

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9 out of 32
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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10. Tinkitam

Tinkitam

3.5

5 photos

29 kms
from city center

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10 out of 32
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. Flower Exhibition Centre

Flower Exhibition Centre

1 kms
from city center

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11 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Flower Exhibition Centre showcases flowers from the different parts of Sikkim together under a single roof which makes it a heaven for all the nature lovers.

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12. Do Drul Chorten

Do Drul Chorten

3.3

3 kms
from city center

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12 out of 32
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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13. Kabi Longstok

Kabi Longstok

5 kms
from city center

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13 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Situated at a distance of 17 km from the northern capital of Gangtok is the Kabi Town which is considered to be a historical place due to the initiation of the Sikkimese history here in the early 13th century. With the wonderful stories that this place holds, this place is surely going to capti...

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14. Himalayan Zoological Park

Himalayan Zoological Park

3 kms
from city center

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14 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Himalayan Zoological Park is located in Bulbuley, 3 km away from Gangtok and is definitely the place for all the wildlife lovers. With an altitude of 1780 meters, one gets an amazing view of the Mount Khangchendzonga from here.

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15. Saramsa Garden

Saramsa Garden

7 kms
from city center

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15 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Saramsa Garden, also known as Ipecac Garden, is indeed a treat for your senses. The exquisite range of different coloured flowers with the surrounding lush greenery is going to hold your attention. There is a large greenhouse in the garden as well which preserves a range of orchids.

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16. Reshi Hot Springs

Reshi Hot Springs

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from city center

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

Sikkim has numerous hot springs, but the Reshi Hot Spring is the most famous one due to its strategic location and the religious significance that it holds. Easily accessible, the spring is present right after a downhill drive of an hour towards the Rangit River valley.

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17. Hanuman Tok

Hanuman Tok

2 kms
from city center

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17 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Hanuman Tok is a very famous temple of Gangtok which is named after Lord Hanuman and is a maintained by the Indian Army. The temple also gives an amazing view of the Kanchenjunga peak which is the third highest peak in the world.

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18. Tashi View Point

Tashi View Point

4 kms
from city center

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18 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Situated 8 km away from the main town of Gangtok, Tashi Viewpoint is a scenic beauty from where travellers can get a view of the magnificent Mount Sinilochu and Mount Kanchenjunga. This spot also serves as an amazing picnic place for local as well as foreign tourists due to the presence of a cafeter...

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19. Tsuk La Khang Monastery

Tsuk La Khang Monastery

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Places To Visit in Gangtok

Situated in the complex of the Royal Palace, Tsuk La Khang is the prime place of worship for the local Buddhists residing in the region. This beautiful two-storied structure with mural covered interiors also comprises of a large collection of scriptures, is decorated with altars and images of Lord B...

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20. Seven Sisters Waterfalls

Seven Sisters Waterfalls

11 kms
from city center

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20 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Justifying its name, Seven Sisters Waterfalls comprises of seven different waterfalls amicably arranged side by side on a wide rugged cliff which seems distinct when looked at from a distance. This famous waterfall is situated at a distance of 32 kilometres from Gangtok on the Gangtok-Lachung Highwa...

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21. Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

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21 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Nestled in the exquisite Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim, the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a beautiful place to spend time amidst the picturesque location and natural beauty all around. The adventure lovers can also have their share of fun by trekking through the Yumthang Valley.

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22. Banjhakri Falls

Banjhakri Falls

1 kms
from city center

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22 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

A new sightseeing destination for the tourists and spread over an area of two acres of land, the Banjhakri Falls is situated at a distance of 10-12 kilometres from Gangtok. Beautifully landscaped gardens are present around the waterfall along with beautiful statues of Lyam Lymay, Mangpas, Lepcha, an...

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23. Ranka Monastery

Ranka Monastery

2 kms
from city center

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23 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Also known as Lingdum Monastery, the Ranka Monastery which follows the Zurmang Kagyud lineage of Buddhism is situated at a distance of 20 km from Gangtok. It is spread over a vast area and provides terrific scenic views to the tourists.

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24. Enchey Monastery, Gangtok

Enchey Monastery, Gangtok

1 kms
from city center

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24 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Enchey Monastery meaning 'the solitary temple' is a holy pilgrimage spot for the Buddhists situated in a magical wonderland surrounded by natural beauty. The presence of tall pine trees, flower meadows and the beautiful view of the Kanchenjunga Hills, gives the devotees a feeling of being in the mid...

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25. Saga Dawa

Saga Dawa

25 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

The Saga Dawa festival is one of the most important festivals for the people of Sikkim celebrated with much enthusiasm in the capital city Gangtok. The Mahayana Buddhist tradition recognizes the full moon day of the fourth month of the Buddhist calendar as the anniversary of Buddha's birth, his enli...

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26. International Flower Festival in Gangtok

International Flower Festival in Gangtok

26 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

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, herbs etc. Also, lectures and seminars are held in which renowned botanical scientists come over to...

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27. Cable Car Ropeway

Cable Car Ropeway

27 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

A cable car ropeway ride is one of the prime things to do in Gangtok. Besides offering a spectacular bird's eye view of the valley below, the ride also lets you enjoy brilliant panoramic vistas. There is a provision of a one way ride; however, we recommend you experience a full two ways ride. The 2 ...

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28. Yak Safari

Yak Safari

28 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Experiencing Yak Ride is one of the most essential activities and unique things to do in Gangtok. You can experience the joyride in any one of the three places where the activity is organized. You can try it at Dzongri area and/or Tsomgo lake. Never forget to leave the saddle or you disbalance and a...

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29. Mountain Biking in Gangtok

Mountain Biking in Gangtok

29 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Another one of the thrilling activities and things to do in Gangtok is riding a mountain bike in the hills and valleys. Other than giving you a high adrenaline rush, mountain biking lets you take a peek into the unexplored and un-commercialized part of the city. The thrilling ride takes you through ...

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30. Paragliding

Paragliding

30 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Paragliding is one of the thrilling things to do in Gangtok and one activity that you must definitely experience. The place lets you try your hand at the opportunity with the help of a professional trainer and with complete safety measures. Besides giving you a very amazing adrenaline rush, the acti...

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31. 9’ine Native Cuisine

9’ine Native Cuisine

2 kms
from city center

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31 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

9’ine Native Cuisine is a dainty cafe located in the suburbs of Gangtok catering to Asian, Tibetan and Nepalese cuisines. Especially popular for its sumptuous Tibetan food, the cafe is a very famous hangout spot and visiting here is one of the prime things to do in Gangtok. Besides delicious food, t...

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32. Baker's Cafe

Baker's Cafe

1 kms
from city center

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32 out of 32
Places To Visit in Gangtok

Baker's Cafe is one of the most popular and picturesque cafe in Gangtok. The western styled cafe also serves delicious western food. You can gorge on pizza and pasta while sipping super tasty shakes and beverages. Besides, the cafe is done up in shades of brown with tons of cutesy artsy bakery produ...

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