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Gangtok

In the state of Sikkim, India there is best place for visit known as Gangtok. This place is famous for Hill Station. Gangtok is located in the district of East Sikkim. This place is Famous capital town of Sikkim. The altitude of this place is 1437 mt. above the sea level. Gangtok is a land of monasteries. There are many places to visit in the Gangtok. The famous place is Buddhist Pilgrimage Centre. In India Gangtok is one of the most picturesque place for visit. Gangtok is surrounded by dense forests which are full of poplar, oak and elm trees. Nepali, Sikkimese, Bhutia, Lepcha, Hindi, English, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar languages are used in the Gangtok. There are many places to visit in Gangtok. Gangtok is also known for its Scenic beauty.

The meaning of  Gangtok is "Hill Top" or "Lofty Hill" or "Top of the Ridge".

 

Places to Visit in Gangtok

  • Tsomgo Lake
  • Rumtek Monestry
  • Hanuman Tok
  • Saramsa Garden
  • Do-Drul Chorten
  • Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Enchey Monastery
  • Bakthang Waterfalls
  • Ganesh Tok
  • Tashi
  • Himalayan Zoological Park

Places to Visit Near Gangtok

  • Nathula : The distance of this place is 22 km from Gangtok.
  • Lachung : The distance of this place is 32 km from Gangtok.
  • Namchi : The distance of this place is 32 km from Gangtok.
  • Kalimpong : The distance of this place is 33 km from Gangtok. 

Climate

In Summer : The temperature in the summer is 10 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius.

In Winters : The temperature in the winter is -5 degree Celsius to 16 degree Celsius.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in the Gangtok is from October - June.

How to Reach

By Air : The nearest airport from Gangtok is in Bagdogra. The distance of Bagdogra is 124 km from Gangtok.

By Rail : The nearest railway station from Gangtok is in New Jalpaiguri. The distance of New Jalpaiguri is 117 km from Gangtok.

By Road : Gangtok is well-connected to all major cities.