Gangtok Sightseeing


Wreathed in clouds, Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim is located on a ridge at a height of 5500 feet. With a spectacular view of the Khangchendzonga, the town provides the perfect base for travel through the state. There are multiple points of interest at this place which you can visit in half day or full day depending upon your time preferences. After a half day or full day sightseeing, you may spend the leisure time just loitering in the beautiful MG Marg and doing some souvenir shopping for your loved ones back home.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.

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Point 1:

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (NIT)

The most prestigious of its kind, this Buddhist institute is a treasure house of vast collection of rare Lepcha, Tibetan, and Sanskrit manuscript, Statues, and rare Thankas. It has over 200 Buddhist icons and other objects of art. Today, it is a renowned centre for study of Buddhist philosophy and religion.
Point 2:

Bakthang Waterfalls

20 minutes drive from Gangtok is Bakthang Waterfalls along the highway leading to North Sikkim. It originates from Ratey Chu, the main water source of Gangtok area. The cascading crystal clear water gives you a feeling of freshness and relaxation.
Point 3:

Hanuman Tok

It is 11 km away from Gangtok city just above Ganesh Tok. It has temple of Lord Hanuman where the devotees come in large numbers to offer prayer. Panoramic view of the mountain along the horizon is magnificent especially on clear sunny day.
Point 4:

Ganesh Tok

It is situated 07 kms from Gangtok town. From this place one can get a bird's eye view of the sprawling Gangtok town and across the hills Mount Kanchandzonga and Mount Siniolchu loom over the horizon.
Point 5:

Himalayan Zoological Park

Covering total area of 205 hectares the Himalayan Zoological Park is situated at 08 kms distance from Gangtok town, where one can spot Red Panda, Snow Leopards, Himalayan Black Bear and many species of birds and animals in this semi-natural habitats. This place is also known as Bulbuley.
Point 6:

Tashi View Point

Situated along the North Sikkim Highway, it is 08 kms away from Gangtok with an altitude of 6100 ft. From this view point one can gets panoramic view of Mt. Kanchandzonga and Mount Sinioulchu, one of the most graceful peaks in the world.
Point 7:

Banjhakri Falls

(Jhakri means the faith healer) Located en-route to Ranka and 04 kms from Gangtok, Ban Jhakri falls Energy Park is spread over 2 acre land. It is surrounded by trees and gushing mountain stream. Tha park has a Shamanistic theme. Place itself is decorated with ethnic sculptures and figurines of the Jhakri culture.
Point 8:

Gangtok Ropeway

One can enjoy the panoramic view of thrilling rise as the cable car goes over the hills and meadows. It takes riders seven minutes to travel 01 km.
Point 9:

Enchey Monastery

This is more than 200 years old Monastery. 03 kms away from Gangtok. This is important seats of the Nyingmapa order the Enchey Monastery is built on the site blessed by Monk Druptok karpo an extreme Trantic master known for his power of flying. Every year in January month 'Chaam' or religious dance id performed with great fanfare for two days.
Point 10:

Handlooms and Handicrafts

This institute is promotes the local traditional art and crafts, this institute is the complete house of hand-woven woolen carpets, with traditional motifs, blankets, shawls, exquisitely carved Choktse or table and many other gifts or souvenir items.
Point 11:

Kanchandzonga Tourist Villa

This multi facility complex is situated at Ranka 12 kms away from Gangtok town is a destination for tourist to get away from hues and cues of the town area. Facilities of this Kanchandzonga Tourist Villa includes open air theatre, shopping complex ,amusement park, sports, handloom and handicraft etc.
Point 12:

Do Drul Chorten

Do Drul Chorten is one of the most important stupas in Sikkim, nestled in the stunning valleys of Gangtok. Built in 1945 under the supervision of late Truslshi and Rimpoche, the Stupa has around 108 Mani Lhakor or prayer wheels. These wheels are engraved with important mantras which can be chanted by rotating them. The quaint serenity and calmness of Do Drul Chorten has attracted tourists and devotees since years.
  • View rarest collection of treasures at National Institute of Tibetology.

  • Beautiful views from Hanuman Tok and Ganesh Tok.

  • Beautiful views from Tashi viewpoint.

  • Visit the zoo and spot Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, Himalayan Black Bear, etc.

  • See the ethnic sculptures and figurines of the Jhakri culture at Banjhakri Falls.

  • See the ariel view of Gangtok from Ropeway.

  • Make your prayer and rotate the prayer wheels at Do Drul Chorten.

  • Leisure walk at MG Marg.

  • Shop souvenir for your family back home at Lal Market.

  • See majestic view of Kanchenjunga from different places.

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