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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

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Banjhakri Falls and Park

Banjhakri Falls and Park

Water Bodies

Spend approx 2 hours

Wish to take a natural shower? Visit Ban Jhakri waterfall located...
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Ganesh Tok

Ganesh Tok

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Located at a height of 1981 metres, Ganesh Tok is a small temple ...
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Saramsa Garden

Saramsa Garden

Gardens-Woods

Spend approx 2 hours

Synonymous with romance and colour, Saramsa Garden near Gangtok g...
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Seven Sisters Waterfalls

Seven Sisters Waterfalls

Water Bodies

Spend approx 2 hours

Seven Sisters Waterfalls is the most picturesque and pristine wat...
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Parivar Restaurant

Parivar Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 100

Parivar Restaurant has become synonymous with vegetarian cuisine ...
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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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Khan Uncle's Biryani House

Khan Uncle's Biryani House

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 300

Biryani is something that people find hard to resist, no matter w...
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Tangerine

Tangerine

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 300

Tangerine exudes a calm and peaceful vibe, which is similar to th...
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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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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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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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X'cape

X'cape

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1500

As the name suggests, X'cape provides you with a chance to e...
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Holiday Packages In gangtok

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    Appealing North East
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.21,499
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    Sikkim - Honeymoon Delight
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.24,300
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Appealing North East Summer Special (Group Tour)
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.26,999
    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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    Affordable Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,600
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Hill Station Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,200
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in gangtok

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    Jain Group Hotel Royal Residency
    Gangtok
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Popular Flights To gangtok

    • CCUKolkata
      IXBBagdogra
    • Air Asia India
      I5-536
    • 16:00 17:25
      Non Stop
    • 01h 25m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,687
    • DELDelhi
      IXBBagdogra
    • Go Air
      G8-851
    • 12:40 16:30
      Non Stop
    • 03h 50m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,364
    • VTZVishakhapatnam
      IXBBagdogra
    • Air Asia India
      I5-518
    • 07:05 17:25
      1 Stop
    • 10h 20m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,070
    • BBIBhubaneswar
      IXBBagdogra
    • Air Asia India
      I5-536
    • 14:30 17:25
      Non Stop
    • 02h 55m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.6,102
    • BLRBengaluru
      IXBBagdogra
    • Spicejet
      SG-3074
    • 17:25 08:30
      1 Stop
    • 15h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,400
    • IXRRanchi
      IXBBagdogra
    • Indigo
      6E-994
    • 13:35 17:35
      1 Stop
    • 04h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,518
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