Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is one of the hotspots for popular tourist attractions in India. And it’s the most visited destination in Sikkim. The region sits picturesquely in East Sikkim, home to various soul-satisfying attractions. Behold an exclusive view of Mount Kanchenjunga on the Silk Route tour leading to Gangtok.
Spreading across an area of 19. 2 sq. km., Gangtok is where bided impeccably beautiful monasteries and Hindu Temples. You might choose from 4-night 5 days Silk Route tour packages made cost-effective. Such holiday itineraries cover the most iconic spots for exploration, transport, and comfy accommodation.
#1 Tsomgo Lake
Tsomgo Lake or Changgu Lake involves a surface elevation of 3753 m. and is nearly 40 km away from Gangtok. This glacial lake falls on the way to Nathula Pass. Did you know with the changes of seasons, the lake reflects different colors? Such colour reflections appear incredibly pleasing.
Considered holy by local people of the state, Tsomgo Lake is home to birds like Blue Whistling Thrush, Forktails, Redstarts, Solitary Snipes, Brahminy Ducks, brown-headed gulls. Owing to its stunning setting, this destination is a must-visit spot in Gangtok, Sikkim.
#2 Nathula Pass
Nathula Pass is a paradise on earth for adventure enthusiasts that lessen the distance between some Buddhist and Hindu religious sites. Scenically an exclusive destination, Nathula Pass involves a height of 4310 m. The region falls in the Himalayan Dongkya Range.
Snow-covered Nathula Pass is comfortably explored from May to October. During winter, the temperature drops to some 25 degrees Celsius. If you’re a snowfall lover, make sure you carry and wear all winter essentials and first aid.
#3 Tashi View Point
Settled at a distance of 7 km from Gangtok, Tashi View Point is a must-visit attraction, offering a sweeping view of Gangtok City and the dramatic landscapes of Mount Kanchenjunga. Get hassle-free transport from NJP to Silk Route car fare at affordable prices, including transfer to Gangtok, Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, et al.
The sunrise and sunset view at Tashi View Point is amazing. You can rent a Sikkim cultural dress for a beautiful photoshoot. Besides offering a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the spot ensures an exquisite vista of Mt. Sinilochu.
#4 Rumtek Monastery
One of the most important Buddhist temples in Sikkim is Rumtek Monastery. The temple serves as one of the most important seats of Karma Kagyu of Tibetan Buddhism. Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre is nearly 23 km away from Gangtok.
This Buddhist Temple is the seat-in-exile of Gyalwang Karmapa, inaugurated by the 16th Karmapa. A culturally prosperous ambiance surrounds the monastery. The view from the monastery is absolutely pleasing.
#5 Enchey Monastery
Enchey Monastery was established in the year of 1909. The name of Enchey Monastery is the “Solitary Monastery”, and the Buddhist temple is nearly 3 km northeast of the capital, Gangtok. Book professionally curated 4 night 5 days silk route tour packages, which cover the lovely capital of Gangtok.
It’s one of the most popular sacred sites in Gangtok, which is associated with the protecting deities (Khangchendzonga and Yabden) who dwell in the monastery. This 200-year-old monastery is worth visiting during your trip to Gangtok.