Stunning Gangtok Exploration – The Capital Of Sikkim

Stunning Gangtok Exploration – The Capital Of Sikkim


Needless to introduce, Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim, settled on the West side of the state. Formed as a Buddhist Pilgrimage site in the 1840s, Gangtok is where lies some of the finest monasteries in India. This bustling, clean, and lovely hill station deserves a must-visit.

Gangtok falls on the Silk Route in Sikkim, offering an arresting panorama of Mount Kanchenjunga. A professionally crafted Silk Route tour plan helps you make the most of your trip here. Compact tour packages ensure well-rounded assistance. Take your pick from a wide range of Sikkim Silk Route holiday itineraries.

Here are what to visit in Gangtok:

  • Tashi View Point. Tashi View Point is one of the star attractions in Gangtok for ensuring a sweeping view of Gangtok. It takes only 7 km from Gangtok. Witness a panoramic view of Mount Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu at this destination.

Please your eyes with arresting beauty of sunrise and sunset at Tashi View Point. Between March and June is the best time to explore the clear view from Tashi View Point in Gangtok.

  • Changgu Lake. Popularly called Tsomgo Lake, Changgu Lake is a mesmerizing glacial lake at a height of 3753 m. Did you know this attraction in East Sikkim reflects different colors in different seasons?

This glacier Lake remains frozen during winter and its temperature drops to -20 degrees Celcius. Tsomgo Lake is believed as a holy lake by the Sikkimese people, settled on the way to Nathula Pass.

  • Nathula Pass.Nathula Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass on the way to the Old Silk Route via Tsomgo Lake. It sits picturesquely at a height of 4310 m., on the Dongkya Range. It takes around 56 km. to reach Nathula Pass from the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok. This destination requires permits to enter and remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Get Sikkim Silk Route tour pacakge from NJP and Bagdogra.
  • Rumtek Monastery. Rumtek Monastery appears to be the most iconic monastery in the city of Gangtok and is the seat-in-exile of the Gyalwang Karmapa, introduced by the 16th Karmapa in 1966. The opening time of this Buddhist Temple is 6 am.

Rumtek is one of the most important and largest monastery monasteries in the northeast state of Sikkim. This Buddhist Temple belongs to the spiritual practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Community monks stay here in Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre.

  • Do Drul Chorten. Do Drul Chorten is some 3 km away from the heart of Gangtok, consisting of one main stupa and six to seven small stupas around that large Stupa. Tour the best of sacred places and destinations near Gangtok like Zuluk, Thambi View Point, Nathang Valley with a cost-effectively made Silk route tour plan.

The sacred place has 108 Buddhist Mantra-written, actually engraved prayer wheels. The head of the Nyingma order to Tibetan Buddhism, Trulshik Rinpoche built Do Drul Chorten in the year 1945. A sheer number of sacred places lie in Gangtok. Among Hindu Temples, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Shiv Mandir, and Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple are some famous ones.

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