About Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became the capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges. Notable Buddhist sites include Rumtek Monastery, home of rare artifacts belonging to the Karma Kagyu order also known as the “Black Hat”. Enchey Monastery is built in the style of a Chinese pagoda. Whitewashed Do Drul Chorten is a giant stupa constructed in the 1940. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology contains a museum housing a collection of rare manuscripts and Buddhist arts and crafts. Passing nearby, the Gangtok Ropeway gondola offers panoramic views of the city. The region’s outdoor recreation includes hiking, camping, mountain climbing, and white-water rafting.
Nathu La

Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The pass, at 4,310 m above mean sea level, forms a part of an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road.
Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek Monastery, also called the Dharmachakra Centre, is a gompa located in the Indian state of Sikkim near the capital Gangtok.
Hanuman Tok

Hanuman Tok is a Hindu temple complex which is located in the upper reaches of Gangtok, the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and maintained by the Indian army.
Enchey Monastery

Enchey Monastery was established in 1909 above Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim in the Northeastern Indian state. It belongs to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism.
Ganesh Tok

Ganesh Tok is a quaint Hindu temple with sweeping hilltop views, plus a cafe offering drinks and light bites.
Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park

Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park is a sprawling zoological park with select animals, a watchtower, and views of Mount Khangchendzonga.
Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park

Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park is a recreation center and tourist attraction near Gangtok, in the state of Sikkim.
Bakthang Waterfall

Bakthang Waterfall is a natural waterfall rushing down rocks into a small pool, viewable by a modest footbridge.
Thakurbari Temple

Thakurbari Temple is a Hindu temple located in Gangtok, in the heart of the town. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Sikkim.
Lingdum Monastery

Lingdum Monastery is a Buddhist monastery near Ranka in Sikkim, North East India. 
Best Time To Visit Gangtok

The best time to visit Gangtok is between October and mid-December. Clear views of the Himalayan peaks are guaranteed in these months. Gangtok experiences pleasant weather during the summer season. The temperature hovers from 18°C to 25°C during the season. It is the best time to visit. The blend of warm sunshine and cool breeze promises every visitor an unforgettable vacation. Monsoons in Gangtok continue from July till September. The swift rainfall causes landslides during this season. They further lead to road blockage. The blissful rains lend a blissful charm to the hill station. Don’t miss the lush-green environment during this time. The Winter season brings the perfect time to visit Gangtok. The temperature ranges between 2°C and 7°C during the season. Winter begins in October and continues till March. It is the perfect time to visit for the spectacular view of the snowcapped mountains. Snow adventures are also abundant. It is also the time for some of the vibrant festivals in the monasteries of the hill station.

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