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About gangtok

Nestled between the mighty peaks of the Himalayas, the city of Gangtok rises as a center for Tibetology and Tibetan Buddhist culture. It is the capital of the state of Sikkim in India and a popular destination for globetrotters. With its stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, this beautiful city gained prominence after the construction of Enchey Monastery. \r\n\r\nToday, Gangtok is home to many monasteries and educational institutions. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Himalayan Zoological Park, Ganesh Tok, Enchey Gompa and White Memorial Hall, are few of the attractions in Gangtok. Another feature of the city, is that it acts as a gateway to other parts of the state. It is very easy to travel to the various places of interest in Sikkim from Gangtok like Tsomgo Lake, Yumthang Valley, Nathu La Pass, Pelling and more.

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  • Best time to visit gangtok Spring and summer are the best seasons to visit Gangtok. March and April mark the spring season in this city. ...Read More
  • How to reach gangtok The only airport in the state of Sikkim is at Pakyong and is still under construction. Currently, Bagdogra Air...Read More
  • Transport In gangtok There are a few local buses plying through the streets of Gangtok. People also make use of the inter-state bus...Read More
  • People of gangtok The majority of the residents of Gangtok are ethnic Nepalis, who settled here during the time of the British r...Read More
  • Languages of gangtok Nepali is the most commonly used language in Gangtok. English is the official language of Sikkim, so it is wel...Read More
  • History of gangtok Not much is known about the early history of Gangtok. The town remained an unknown hamlet until the constructi...Read More
  • Culture of gangtok The culture of Gangtok reflects the different ethnic groups of people who make their home in this city. Music ...Read More
  • Weather of gangtok Gangtok has a subtropical highland climate, with monsoons. The summer season, from May to June, sees a maximum...Read More
  • Map of gangtok Gangtok lies at an elevation of 5410 ft. on the lower Himalayas. The town lies on one side of a hill, flanked ...Read More

Best Places to visit in gangtok

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Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek Monastery

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Visually appealing and spiritually uplifting, Rumtek Monastery is...
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Lake Tsomgo

Lake Tsomgo

Water Bodies

Spend approx 2 hours

Winding roads and sharp cliffs take you to Lake Tsomgo, which is ...
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Do-drul Chorten

Do drul Chorten

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Soak yourself in the spiritual tranquillity of Do-drul Chorten St...
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Himalayan Zoological Park

Himalayan Zoological Park

Zoo-Wildlife

Spend approx 2 hours

Occupying an entire hilltop, the Himalayan Zoological Park shelte...
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Cafe Fiction

Cafe Fiction

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 100

If you are a bookworm and a foodie as well, the Café Fiction is w...
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Allen's Kitchen

Allen's Kitchen

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 400

Allen’s Kitchen is a cozy little restaurant serving Chinese and A...
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The Oriental

The Oriental

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 400

The Oriental Hotel has a charming multi-cuisine restaurant, offer...
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Taste of Tibet

Taste of Tibet

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 300

As the name suggests, Taste of Tibet offers authentic Tibetan cui...
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Pub 25

Pub 25

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2000

If you are looking for a place to chill out with your friends for...
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Casino Sikkim

Casino Sikkim

Casino

Cost for Two - INR 6000

Located on the premises of the upscale Hotel Royal Plaza is Casin...
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Mayfair Spa Resort and Casino

Mayfair Spa Resort and Casino

Casino

Cost for Two - INR 6000

Nestled amidst lush green surroundings with majestic mountains in...
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Club King B

Club King B

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2000

If you want to party like never before, then head to Club King B....
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Holiday Packages In gangtok

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    Gangtok to Darjeeling Monasteries and Peaks
    5 Nights, 6 Days
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    Rs.24,999
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    The Himalayan Week
    8 Nights, 9 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.27,649
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Ooty and Kodaikanal Self Drive - Ex Bangalore
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In gangtok

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    Romantic Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.9,099
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    River Rafting Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,500
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Hill Station Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    manali
    3 Nights, 4 Days
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    Rs.4,250
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    goa
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    kashmir
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Places to stay in gangtok

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    Hotel Tashi Delek
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    Rs.5,600
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    Pride Terrace Valley Resort
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    One night from
    Rs.4,500
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    Hotel Sonam Delek
    Gangtok
    One night from
    Rs.1,904
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Popular Flights To gangtok

    • CCUKolkata
      IXBBagdogra
    • Go Air
      G8-538
    • 12:55 14:00
      Non Stop
    • 01h 05m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,822
    • GAUGuwahati
      IXBBagdogra
    • Indigo
      6E-6057
    • 09:50 10:35
      Non Stop
    • 00h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,189
    • DELDelhi
      IXBBagdogra
    • Air Asia India
      I5-548
    • 04:55 10:20
      1 Stop
    • 05h 25m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,413
    • STVSurat
      IXBBagdogra
    • Spicejet
      SG-8475
    • 08:10 15:00
      1 Stop
    • 06h 50m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,671
    • BOMMumbai
      IXBBagdogra
    • Go Air
      G8-327
    • 08:05 13:15
      1 Stop
    • 05h 10m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,730
    • BLRBengaluru
      IXBBagdogra
    • Go Air
      G8-403
    • 04:50 13:15
      1 Stop
    • 08h 25m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,742
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