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Gangtok Sikkim

Gangtok Sikkim is also known as the land of Monasteries. Located at a spectacular height of 5500 mtrs above sea level, this town provides the base for travel around the State. The 3rd highest mountain peak in the world, the Kanchenjanga is located in Gangtok Sikkim.

Gangtok tourism is the main source for economy in Sikkim as large portion of Sikkim population is employed in tourism sector. Eco tourism is being included in Gangtok travel as the tourists are allowed to explore mountaineering, trekking and rafting. Cottage industries, handicrafts, local alcohol processing are some other aspects about Gangtok. Many hotels in Gangtok provide Gangtok travel also as a package for the tourists.
Rumtek Monastery, Tashiding Monastery is famous all over world especially after the Chinese habitation in Tibet and the relocation of Tibetian Gurus to Sikkim. The Bumchu Ceremony celebrated according to Tibetian calendar attracts many visitors to this place. These monasteries were the centre for Buddhist learning in ancient times.

Ganesh Tok and Hanuman Tok are the religious centres for Hindus. Partly managed by the Indian Army, these temples are maintained with utmost religious fervor. One must crawl to get into the temple of Ganesh Tok.

Ban Jhakri falls is a theme Park featuring the dragon statue, Lepcha Statue and the waterfalls. Relatively new inclusion in Gangtok tourism, this is a energy Park and Shamanistic park.

Gangtok hotels are found in abundance that ensures royal treatment and best stay options to the travelers. Also found are group Hotels in Gangtok offering luxurious stay. Gangtok accommodation can be chosen from a wide range of hotels based on the diversities of the city, outstanding hospitality and grand services.

The bronze, silver and coral jewelry are the easy picks for tourists. For food freaks, dried fish is found at almost every Gangtok hotels. It is difficult to find Gangtok accommodation during the months of October and March unless advance booking is made, as these two months are clogged with heavy tourists flowing in from all around the world.
Flower exhibitions near the Whitel Memorial hall complex are held all through the year to attract the tourists.

Namgyal Institute of Technology is a prestigious research Institute hosing the Sanskrit, Tibetian and lepcha manuscripts. This is a hub for ancient manuscripts and now is a research centre drawing a number of students.

MG marg and Lal Bazar are the famous market places which have been renovated recently. For adventure tourists, Gangtok travel offers the trek to Yuksam, Dzongri, Tashiding and other mountain peaks.

Gangtok is well connected by air, rail and road. The nearest railhead is the New Jalpaiguri railway Station. The nearest airport is the Bagdogra airport at a distance of 125 kms form Gangtok.

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