Gangtok, the perfect destination for the mountain lovers. Visiting Gangtok will be like dream came true for the mountain lovers. The city is located at a height of 5500 feet from the sea level. The view of Khangchendzonga from the city is really mesmerizing. The city is located in the eastern Himalayan range. This place is centre of tourism of Sikkim. It can be said Gangtok is one of the beautiful hill station of India. This place is well known as one of the clean destination of India.
The city is surrounded by dense forest. Gangtok is a popular Buddhist Pilgrimage site. The development of Sikkim is very slow and Gangtok is the main source of economy of Sikkim. Gangtok enjoys a mild climate all over the year. Spring and summer season are the best time to visit Gangtok. Snow fall is rare in Gangtok. Want to know how the tea is produced? Then visit the tea estates over here.
There are many amazing places to explore in Gangtok. M.G Marg is known as the most happening area of Gantok. This area is a litter and spit free zone. The city will look more beautiful if you will see the city from a bird’s eye view from a cable car. Gangtok is gifted with many natural beauty and attractions like Tsomgo Lake, Tashi View Point, Nathula, Temi Tea garden etc.
TsomgoLake is famous for its crystal water. It attracts visitors as the lake changes the colour according to season. Want to take bath in snow, then Nathula is the correct place for it. Nathula La Pass connects India to China. Gangtok sightseeing is incomplete without visiting the Ban Jhakri falls. Here tobacco is banned. Gangtok is also a great place for the shopaholics. Don’t forget to purchase tea from the local vendors.
October to June is the best period to visit this city. Winters in Gangtok are just awesome, the weather is clear, the sun doesn’t hurt that much and the views of the mountains and valleys are absolutely beautiful.
By Air: The airport nearest to Gangtok is about 124 kilometers away in Bagdogra, West Bengal.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Gangtok is about 148 kilometres away in New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri. The station is well-connected to major cities like Kolkata and New Delhi.
By Road: Tourists rolling in from nearby places like Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kolkata prefer to drive to Gangtok. The roads are well-maintained, except in a few places.