Explore the Beauty of Gangtok: Top Homestays, Hotels and Places to Visit in the Capital City of Sikkim
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Gangtok is the capital city and the most crowded city of the northeast Indian Himalayan state Sikkim. Gangtok is one of the most popular, beautiful and clean cities in India. Mt. Khanchenndzonga, the third highest peak in the World, is visible from Gangtok city on any clear day. Being situated at an altitude of 5410 feet from sea level, soothing weather you can embrace in this city from March to November.
How to Reach Gangtok
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Gangtok. The distance from Bagdogra to Gangtok is about 123 kilometres by road and takes more or less 4 and half hours to reach.
Pakyong Airport is the nearest to Gangtok, but it is not accessible from all the cities.
Nearest Railway Station: NJP or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Gangtok. From NJP to Gangtok it is about 118 kilometres by driving and takes more or less 4 and half hours to reach.
What to See in Gangtok / Places to Visit near Gangtok
1) Enchey Monastery: Enchey Monastery, situated on the northeast side of Gangtok city, is one of the most admired and significant monasteries in Gangtok city. It is almost 115 years old. Being situated within the city, this monastery generally is included in the local city tour of Gangtok.
2) Ganesh Tok: Ganesh Tok is a Hindu Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Ganesha. Being situated on a hilltop, this temple offers a magnificent valley view from here.
3) Hanuman Tok: Hanuman Tok is a Hindu Temple, dedicated to the Hindu monkey god Lord Hanuman. It is a neat and clean temple with a mesmerizing view.
4) Himalayan Zoological Park: Himalayan Zoological Park, Situated in Gangtok, is a good zoo in a natural set-up and involves a lot of walking to explore. Leopards, cat leopards, red pandas, vultures, deers etc can be seen over there.
5) Tashi Viewpoint: Tashi Viewpoint is the only viewpoint in Gangtok from where Mt. Khanchendzonga is visible in a clear sky. You need to climb up 120 stairs to reach this viewpoint.
6) Namgyal Institute of Tibetology: Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a museum and library to reserve and promote the Tibetian religion, history, language, art and culture. It is named after the 11th Chogyal (king) of Sikkim Sir Tashi Namgyal.
7) Do-drul Chorten : Do-drul Chorten is a white Buddhist temple located in Gangtok.
8) Gangtok Roapway: This is an adventurous ride basically for fun-loving and adrenaline-repleted individuals.
9) Tsomgo Lake: Tsomgo Lake, popularly known as Chhangu lake, is a natural lake, situated about 40 kilometres from Gangtok city. This lake is one of the most admired lakes, fed by a glacier. The Tsomgo lake trip is a one-day trip from Gangtok along with New Baba Mandir.
10) Baba Mandir: Baba Mandir is a memorial for Harbhajan Singh, an ex-Indian army, who contribute to the 1972 Indo-Chinese war with his life. It is about 54 kilometres from Gangtok and can be covered within the same sightseeing day of Tsomgo lake.
Where to Stay in Gangtok / Accommodation in Gangtok
Being one of the most popular and crowded destinations in Sikkim, a large number of hotels, resorts, and homestays are in Gangtok to accommodate travellers.
We have curated home stays accross North Bengal & Sikkim and you can book home stays directly with the owner without paying any commission.