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Gangtok Travel Guide: 84 reviews and 421 photos

Town of Gangtok

With different cultures and religion existing in perfect harmony, Gangtok has shown that "Unity in Diversity" exists in Sikkim. Sikkimese have strong bonding with their age-old traditions and customs. However, a quick survey of Gangtok shows that the bubble of modernization has burst with a bang in the town. The capital is definitely not behind the rest of the world in terms of urbanization - Broad roads, flyovers, posh markets, state-of-art hospital, educational institutes, fast food outlets, discothèques, and all other modern amenities that the heart can desire for. One imposing manmade landmark of the town is the 200 ft-high TV tower which overlooks the town and is situated near the Enchey Monastry below Ganesh Tok. A stroll along the Mahatma Gandhi Marg is shopper's delight- Hotels, restaurants, curios, footwear and almost everything is available. Be here to experience the magic.

Rain in the distance....

A very beautiful picture of rain falling in the distant valley.. if u notice if was raining only in half the frame and very clear visiblity in the rest... took this picture form the window of a valley side restaurant...

Floral Delight

one of the very beautiful flower shows i have seen was at one of the flower exibitions in gangtok... a large variety of orchids and roses were on display..

Tourist spots

The list of attractions in Gangtok is endless. The small town itself is a beautiful place to move around. It houses sites like the most important 'stupa' of Sikkim, the Do Drul Chorten, the solitary temple or the Enchey Monastery, the marvellous collection of orchids in the Orchid Sanctuary and the picturesque Tashi Ling that provides an astounding view of the Kanchenjunga range. The Namgyal Institute of Research and the Tsuk la Khang, a depository of a large collection of scriptures and the principal place of worship for the local Buddhists, are some of the other places that are worth visiting.

  • Last visit to Gangtok: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 7, 2005
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  • kmohandas's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Did you shake hands Chinese soldiers at Nathula pass? It is nice to take a ride on Yak's back near Tsonmgo lake.

  • onlinerep's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2006 at 12:41 AM

    Happy Birthday & Happy Travel greetings from England!!

  • danijelita's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2005 at 12:31 PM

    Nice start :) keep on going..i hardly wait for Ibizza tips:)

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2005 at 5:59 AM

    Great start!!! Would love to see more on these pages. Thanks for sharing on VT.

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