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The capital of Sikkim is Gangtok.

Place : Sikkim
Capital : Gangtok
Area : 7300 Sq. Kms.
Population : 4,06457
Climate : Summer - Max. 20.7 C/Min. 13.1 C
Winter : Max. 14.9 C/Min. 7.7 C
Best Season : Mid February - late May / October - December
Minerals : Copper, Zinc, Lead, Pyrites, Limestone, and coal.
Agriculture : Maize and Rice. Millet, Buckwheat, Barley, Pulses, are subsidiary crops.
Cash Crop: Cardamom, ginger, Apples, Oranges, Pine-apples
People : three ethnic group, Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalese.
Religion : Mahayana Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and other religion are also practised

Rumtek Monastry

About 45 minutes drive from Gangtok, 24 kms away, is the Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre, the seat of the Kagyu order, one of the 4 major Tibetan Buddhist sects, since the late 1960s, after the arrival of His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the Centre houses some of the world's most unique religious scriptures and religious are objects, Traditional in design, it is almost a replica of the original Kagyu headquarters Tibet .


Gangtok- the capital of Sikkim. Built on the flank of the ridge, Gangtok is 1600 meters above sea level. The town's unique ambience derives from the happy blend of tradition and modernity. Alongside the deeply felt presence of Stupas and monasteries, Gangtok also bustles like any other town. But with many of these oasis of quite, those unexpected pockets of peace exist.

  • Last visit to Gangtok: Oct 2005
  • Intro Written Jun 24, 2007
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  • norboo's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2007 at 2:05 AM

    i must visit gangtok this winter!!!

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2007 at 1:20 AM

    Can see why you are visiting Sikkim again!Have a greta trip and keep posting!Rgds kashi

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2007 at 3:30 AM

    Beautiful pics on Changu lake. We were fortunate to travel to Baba Mandir and Nathula Pass. A pity we were not allowed to take our cameras there. Please put more photos of this beautiful place.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2007 at 7:15 AM

    A pity, I was not allowed to visit the lake because we couldnt find fellowtravellers to make a group for the permit.


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