Gangtok is one of the most famous tourist places in India, which is well known for its beautiful sights, an abundant number of mountains, and cold climatic conditions. Gangtok is the capital and largest town of Sikkim state in India. Gangtok is situated in the lower part of the Himalayas at a height of 1,650 m (5410 ft). Its particular location is 27.330 N and 88.610 E. A half-million tourists visit Sikkim each year to spend their vacation.
Gangtok was established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in 1840. The elevation of Gangtok is 1,650 meters and the area is 19.2 KM2. Every year, approximately 500,000 tourists visit Gangtok tourism purposes to spend their vacations visiting both Darjeeling and Gangtok. That’s why most tourists like to visit both places. Gangtok is underlain by the Precambrian, which contains a foliated metamorphic rock. It contains a densely forested region consisting of temperate, deciduous forests of popular oak trees and elms in a wet alpine climate. Gangtok has 5 seasons: summer, monsoon, winter, spring, and autumn, and the average temperature there in summer is 220 c (720 f). The monsoon season duration is 3 months, that is, June to September (temp. 250c).
The minimum temperature in winter is 40 °C (39.20 °F). Sikkim is the backbone of Sikkim; tourists come to Sikkim with a Darjeeling to Gangtok tour package to spend their holidays. There are a large number of pleasing spots that attract tourists with their beautiful sites. Due to numerous hydroelectric power stations in Sikkim, Gangtok contains sufficient electricity. The rural roads around Gangtok are maintained by BRO (Border Road Organization). Several roads in Gangtok have reported poor condition. There are several tourist places in Gangtok. Here are the 10 best tourist places in Gangtok listed below.
- Nathula Pass
Nathula is a mountain that is present between the Dongkia range of the Himalayas and China’s Yadung country in Tibet. The height of Nathula is 4,310 m and the roads are very well maintained. It will take 2.5 hours to reach Nathula from the city via Changu Lake. Tourists come with a package tour to Gangtok to visit Nathula Pass.
- Mg Marg
Mahatma Gandhi Marg is the main pedestrian road located in Gangtok, Sikkim. This is a smoking prohibited area of one km and it can be marked by the bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi. The road is lined with restaurants, cafes, glittering shops, and bars on both sides.
- Baba Harvajan Singh Memorial Temple.
Baba Harbhajan Singh was an Indian army soldier who was burnt on August 30, 1946, in Punjab and served from June 30, 1965. He was awarded the Mahavir Chakra, which is India’s second-highest gallantry award. It is located between Nathula and Jelepla Pass at an altitude of 13,123 ft. Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple is a unique temple that is 52 km from Gangtok. People believed that the spirit of Baba” Harbhajan Singh protected every soldier in the high, inhospitable altitudes of the Eastern Himalaya.
- Waterfalls of Banjhakri
The Banjhakri waterfall is a hundred feet high and is located in the landscape park in a forested area of about 7.5 km from Gangtok town, and it ends in the Ranke Monastery. It is a popular picnic spot. It also has a manmade lake where you can go paddle boating.
- Himalayan Zoological Park
The Gangtok Sikkim zoological park is only for the Gangtok Sikkim tourism people who love the wildlife. This park has been inaugurated to prevent wildlife from leaving its natural habitat. It is located in Bulbul, which is 3 km from Gangtok and has an altitude of 1,780 meters.
- Kato Mountain
Mountain Kato is located in the northern part of Sikkim, about 144 km from the capital, which can be reached by taxi, which is 28 km away from Lachung. There you can see a picturesque sight of a snow-clad, stunning waterfall. The valley is covered with snow and beautiful flora, which looks awesome in the summer season.
- The Flower Exhibition Centre
The Flower exhibition center is a showcase of flowers from different parts of Sikkim put together under a single roof with a heavenly look that attracts nature lovers.
- Hanuman Tok
Hanuman Tok is a Hanuman temple managed by the Indian army that is located on the top of the hills. Hanuman flew down the hill and was spotted in recent times flying the mountain from the Himalayas to Lanka.
- Gangtok Ropeway
The Gangtok Ropeway is a great cable car ride. Each cable car can carry up to 24 passengers. The ropeway was made up of a double-cable zigzag ropeway. It is one of the greatest attractions for tourists who love nature very much.
- Waterfall of the Seven Sisters
Seven Sisters Waterfall is a popular waterfall located around 35 km away from Gangtok. The seven sister waterfalls are arranged with a harmonious sideway which can be seen from a distinct interval.
Here, taxis are the most commonly used vehicle for public transport. This road is very nit and clean for Gangtok tourism, where buses, bikes, cars, and other vehicles can easily pass.
The nearest railway station is situated at Siliguri railway station, which is about 124 km from Gangtok. The railway station from Kolkata to Sikkim is under construction.
The nearest airport is Pakyong Airport, which is a Greenfield airport in Gangtok. The airport is spread over 990 acres and is situated at Pakyong Town, about 35 km south of Gangtok. It is the 5th highest airport in India at about 4500 feet.
How to book Gangtok Tourism Road Trip
There are several sites where you can book tickets and travel guides. The detailed information is given below
|Sites Name||Official Links||Contact Numbers & Gmails|
|Sikkim Car||https://www.sikkimcar.com/||9830953533, 9331237611 |
|Brothers Tours & Travels||https://brotherstoursandtravels.in/||8172055888 |
|Make My Trip||https://www.makemytrip.com/holidays-india/gangtok-travel-packages.html||(0124)2898000 |
|Travel Setu||https://travelsetu.com||7575002322 |
|Sikkim Tour Packages||https://www.esikkimtourism.in/gangtok-tour-packages/||7838052199 |