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Gangtok

Overview of Gangtok

It is the capital city of the Sikkim and is a famous hill station. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage centre. The spiritual monasteries like Rumtek monastery and Enchey monastery enhance the significance of this place. This is the best place for doing adventurous things like river rafting, camping, hiking, mountaineering and Paragliding etc. The Yak ride and ropeway of the Gangtok are also very enjoyable. The mesmerizing white ranges of mountains, Jhakri falls and Kyongnosla waterfalls lures the heart.

Places of attractions

Enchey Monastry

Location: Enchey Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

This is a beautiful monastery which is built in Chinese pagoda style design. It was rebuilt by the king Sikyong Tulku. It is one of the famous monastery of the Buddhism in Sikkim. People come here for praying and to get relief from their worries. Separate dwellings are created for the Monks. The monastery is opened from 6-4 for the pilgrims.

Things to do at Enchey Monastry: Visting The Place

Rumtek monastery

Location: Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim, India

This is the largest monastery in the Sikkim and well designed and beautiful artistic work is done on it. This Monastery is also known in the world for the Kargyu teachings. The Rumtek monastery comprises of three multi storeyed which is amazingly designed. Nalanda Institute of Higher Buddhist Studies is also near by the monastery.

 

Things to do at Rumtek monastery: Visting The Place

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Location: Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, M.P.Golai, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a world renowned institute for the research of the Tibetan language and culture. The building is beautiful designed in Tibetan style which looks spectacular. There is also a museum in the institute which has rich collection of art work of Tibetan, old manuscript in Sanskrit, Tibetan & lepcha, statues, coins and thangkas. There is a library there which has a great collection of Tibetan literature and documents.

Things to do at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology: Visting The Place

Tsomgo lake

Location: Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim, India

A winsome Lake surrounded with the hills and serene environment also known as “Changu Lake”. This lake is a glacial lake and remains frozen in the whole Winter. This lake gets the water from the melting water which originates from the near by hills. Alpine vegetation can be seen during the summer and autumn. Beside the lake there is also a Lord Shiva temple.

Things to do at Tsomgo lake: Visting The Place

Baba Mandir

Location: Baba Mandir, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India

This is a temple of Punjab regiment martyr Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple who sacrificed his life for the nation. In his remembrance a memorial was constructed by Army which is also known as the Baba mandir. The Army still believes that his soul comes there every night and protect the Army.

Things to do at Baba Mandir: Visting The Place

Nathu La Pass

Location: Nathula

Nathula Pass was the only way through which silk trade was done and was known with the name of silk route trade between India and Tibet. From the Nathula pass the Indo China border is few meters ahead which is fenced and guarded by the soldiers of the both countries. There is also a memorial of a soldier who lost his life in the war. This memorial was built to give him tribute.

Things to do at Nathu La Pass: Visting The Place

Weather in Gangtok

During the summer the weather conditions of the Gangtok is comfortable and quite. Pleasant weather is there in the autumn and spring but during winter there is extreme cold and due to the snow tsomgo lake gets frozen. However, Gangtok does not have snowfall in the winter but still white mist can be seen everywhere.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to reach Gangtok is September to June.

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How to Reach

By Air:

Travellers can take the helicopter service from Bagdogra airport to Gangtok. Once you reach to the Gangtok then you can hire a taxi from there.

By Train:

The major railway station from the Gangtok is Jalaipuri and it is also connected to major stations of the India. From the new Jalaipuri staion you can take any taxi or jeep to reach Gangtok.

By Bus:

From the station of Siliguri and Gangtok the bus service is available. From the new Jalpaiguri sation you can take the auto rikshaw also and you can easily reach to this sizzling destination of Gangtok.

Places to visit in Gangtok :
Enchey Monastry, Rumtek monastery, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Tsomgo lake, Baba Mandir, Nathu La Pass
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