Gangtok is an appealing capital town of Sikkim located on a ridge of 5,500 ft height. It is widely famous for its natural beauty, cultural heritage, adventurous spots, updated fashion trends, and a variety of rhododendrons etc. The dense forests, lush greenery, stunning rivers, valleys, immaculate lakes and the spectacular view of the Himalayas makes Gangtok an enchanting place in the North-East region.
Gangtok is one of the popular and leading tourist destinations in the country which attracts a number of tourists from all over. The place itself offers the visitors with all possible amenities. If you plan to spend a holiday here, your selected Gangtok tour packages will allow you to witness innumerable tourist destinations and majestic monasteries which are of great heritage value. Along with this, it can provide you the best hotels in Gangtok with the convenience to avail the best hotel accommodations. Visiting this place will surely prove to be a dream come true especially for those who are very much passionate about mountains and adventures.
There are several places of sightseeing in Sikkim/Gangtok
which will keep you stunned and amazed, some of which include:
Tsomgo lake or commonly known as `Changgu Lake’ is a tourist hotspot located around 35 km away from the town. It is a glacial lake in Sikkim which is considered holy by the locals. With the change in seasons, the crystal clear water of the gracious Tsomgo changes its divine colour fascinating many visitors. Make sure this place is included in your Gangtok tour package.
Just like Gangtok is the heart of Sikkim state, similarly, MG Marg is considered to be the heart of mesmerizing Gangtok town. It is the most happening and charming place in the entire region ideal for hanging out with friends and family. The place is a vehicle-free zone filled with cafes and stores selling their products locally.
Hanuman Tok is a famous temple located in the upper reaches of Gangtok which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. A fascinating point about this temple is that visitors need to climb up stairs to reach the top. According to legends, it is believed that Lord Hanuman rested on the Himalayas while carrying Sanjivani to Lanka. Many tourists and pilgrims visit the place daily and offer prayers.
4. Rumtek Monastery:
Surrounded by serene and green hills rests this beautiful Tibetan Buddhist Monastery also known as `Rumtek Monastery.’ This holy place was built in the 16th century to spread Buddhism throughout the world. When you come across this place during the tour, you will notice pictures of Dalai Lama and Lord Ganesha at the entrance of the monastery which symbolizes linkage between Buddhism and Hinduism.
5. Do-Drul Chorten or Stupa:
Do-Drul Chorten is regarded the largest stupa in the city. This is another place of historical importance marked by a golden top dome which can be seen from most of the places in Gangtok. The Chorten is weaved with 108 prayer wheels all of which have mantras inscribed on them.
Besides sightseeing in Gangtok, there are ample of exciting things to do during your trip. For example, you can have a bird`s eye view of Gangtok by opting a crazy cable ride, trekking and mountain biking for adventure lovers, river rafting in Teesta, go for a paragliding viewing the mighty Himalayas. Another unique experience could be a Yak Safari around Tsomgo Lake, discovering hidden treasures at Lal Bazaar and much more.
Nepali is the widely spoken language in Gangtok as well as in Nepal. However, the delicious cuisine of this beautiful city also resembles with that of its neighbouring country Nepal. Gangtok kitchen is famous for momo, thukpa, kinema curry, gundruk and sinki, chhurpi, sel roti etc. One can’t simply afford to miss the opportunity of tasting such mouth-watering and flavoured food while in Gangtok.
Travelling includes fun, adventure and making your family a part of your experience gives you utmost pleasure and happiness. All you have to do is just hire a trusted travel agency and book a family tour package for Gangtok. Keep in mind that the Gangtok tourism package you have selected covers the entire tour plan within your budget. The tour packages for Gangtok will offer you with all the comfort and hospitality, sightseeing and also grants you the convenience to avail car rental services in Gangtok. Along with this fooding and lodging will also be included in your Gangtok travel packages.