gangtok, sikkim

About Gangtok Tourism

The capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok leaves every tourist awestruck with its tremendous natural beauty and a spiritual aura. Whether one is looking for a family or a romantic destination or an adventure tourism place or simply looking for a peaceful place for a vacation amidst nature, he is sure to find his kind of holiday in Gangtok, Sikkim.

Counted amongst the best places to visit for a holiday in India, Gangtok in Sikkim is no less than a paradise. The city offers views of the third highest mountain peak in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and has many points of tourist interest in and around it including Enchey Monastery, Tsomgo Lake and Nathu La.

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Best Time to Visit Gangtok

Summer Season in Sikkim

Summer Season in Gangtok

In the summer season i.e between March and June, Gangtok’s temperature remains about 30°C, which is perfect for enjoying sightseeing tours.

Monsoon Season in Sikkim

Monsoon Season in Gangtok

The months between July and September is when Gangtok receives rainfall. Rain in Gangtok is moderate to heavy making visiting Gangtok in monsoon slightly difficult and inconvenient.

Winter Season in Sikkim

Winter Season in Gangtok

Gangtok enjoys heavy snowfall in the winter season. Between December and February, the mercury dips to 0°C or even less followed by heavy snowfall. If you enjoy snow, winter is the best time to visit Gangtok.

Popular Points of Tourist Interest in Gangtok Sikkim

Ganesh Tok, sikkim

Ganesh Tok

Known for its tiny temple and a vantage point, Ganesh Tok is one the top places to visit in Gangtok.

Nathu La Pass, Sikkim

Nathu La Pass

A high mountain pass connecting Sikkim with Tibet, Nathu La, a major tourist attraction was once part of the ancient Silk Route.

MG Road, Sikkim

MG Road

India’s first Spit and Litter Free Zone, MG Road is a tourist hotspot in Gangtok with hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim

Rumtek Monastery

One of the largest monasteries in Sikkim, Rumtek Monastery sits near Gangtok and is a must-visit.

Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim

Tsomgo Lake

Also known as Changu Lake, Tsomgo Lake situated near Gangtok is one of the high altitude lakes to see in Sikkim.

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Sikkim

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

A place for study and research of Tibetan and Buddhist culture, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is quite a popular place in Gangtok.

Aritar, Sikkim


An important base for treks in Sikkim and a gateway to North Sikkim, Mangan near Gangtok is a not to miss destination.

Legship, Sikkim

Himalayan Zoological Park

The first zoological park of Sikkim, Himalayan Zoological Park is the top tourist place in Gangtok.

Reshi Hot Springs, Sikkim

Reshi Hot Springs

Famous for its healing properties, Reshi Hot Springs in Gangtok enjoys a strategic location and attention of the tourists.

Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Sikkim

Seven Sisters Waterfalls

The district headquarters of North Sikkim, Mangan is also called the Cardamom Capital of India. It is a quiet place and is ideal for adventure activities like paragliding, rock climbing, and mountain biking.

Top Things to Do in Gangtok Tour

Cable Car Ride, Sikkim

Cable Car Ride

Take a cable car ride from Deorali to Tashiling, and enjoy the breathtaking bird’s eye view of Gangtok.

Paragliding, sikkim


Enjoy the thrilling experience of soaring in the sky of Gangtok. Enjoy tandem rides from Baliman Dara.

Mountain Biking, sikkim

Mountain Biking

Give your mountain biking expedition a great start at Gangtok which has many scenic trails branching out.

Shopping in sikkim


From Tibetan Handicraft to woollen clothes to tea, Gangtok offers a great experience of shopping.

sikkim cuisine

Try Sikkimese Cuisine

Dotted with many restaurants and small eateries, Gangtok is a perfect place to try the scrumptious Sikkimese Cuisine.

How to Reach Gangtok?

By Air

By Air

Gangtok’s nearest airport is in Pakyong which is around 26 km away. The airport connects it to fewer major cities in India.

By Train

By Train

The nearest railway station to Gangtok is New Jalpaiguri, which is around 116 km away.

By Road

By Road

National Highway 10 connects Gangtok to many cities and towns of India like New Jalpaiguri.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the best month for seeing snowfall in Gangtok?

Snowfall in Gangtok can be seen between mid-November and February.

Q. Do one need to be medically fit to visit Gangtok?

If you’re visiting Gangtok for adventure activities, it is necessary for you to be medically fit.

Q. How far is Gangtok from the nearest airport?

Gangtok is situated at a distance of about 26 km away from the Pakyong Airport.

Q. Is it safe to go out at night in Gangtok?

Yes, it is safe to go out at night in Gangtok. In fact, the MG Road in Gangtok promises an eclectic nightlife for the tourists.

Q. Are ATMs easily available in Gangtok?

Yes, ATMs of varied private and government banks are widely available in Gangtok.

Q. Is there any rail connectivity for Gangtok?

No, Gangtok has no rail connectivity. The nearest railway station to Gangtok is in New Jalpaiguri which is at a distance of 116 km.

Q. What is the best way to reach Gangtok?

The best way to reach Srinagar is by road. Gangtok is connected via NH 10 to many major cities and towns of India.

Q. What are the accommodation options in Gangtok?

The accommodation option in Gangtok ranges from budget hotels to luxury resorts. There are family-friendly hotels as well as accommodation for honeymoon couples.

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Accommodation in Gangtok Sikkim

The capital city, Gangtok is the top holiday destinations in Sikkim, and thus, there’s plenty of hotels & resorts in the city. Gangtok welcomes tourists of all kinds and provides them with a variety of accommodations ranging from budget to luxury.

Gangtok tourism offers kids-friendly hotels that are perfect for family vacationers. There are also a number of romantic hotels that offer a great staying experience for honeymooners and romantic couples. There’s also numerous hotels for backpackers as well those in search of luxury.

At TMI, we have association with the best hotels and resorts in order to ensure you get the finest accommodation options in Gangtok. We also offer the best deals and discounts so that you can make your hotel bookings with us at the best prices.

Top Things to Do in Gangtok

Gangtok tourism offers a number of activities to keep you engaged on your holiday. The capital city of Sikkim is an ideal base for trekking and mountain biking tours but also has numerous activities in vicinity to add to your holiday in Sikkim.

Amongst the top activities to start your Gangtok tour is the cable car ride between Deorali and Tashiling.Another must-have experience in Gangtok is paragliding in Baliman Dara. If you are an adventure lover, Gangtok makes a perfect base for many popular treks like Dzongri and Barsey. It is also an ideal starting point for many mountain biking expeditions.

Shopping in Gangtok for Tibetan Handicrafts, woollen clothes, and tea are amongst the top things to do. Trying the Sikkimese Cuisine is yet another experience you don’t want to miss in Gangtok.

Must See Tourist Attractions in Gangtok

A beautiful hill destination, Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim, and thus has many wonderful sites and experiences on offer. The major attraction in Gangtok remains the unparalleled view of Kanchenjunga Peak, Enchey Monastery, Hanuman Tok, and Ganesh Tok.

In close proximity to Gangtok are the beautiful sightseeing places like Nathu La, Tsomgo Lake, Ban Jhakri Waterfalls, and Magnan, a small and quiet hamlet. There are a number of religious sites near Gangtok like Pemayantse Monastery, Rumtek Monastery, Phodang Monastery, and Do Drul Chorten that are a must-see.

Gangtok Weather & Climate

The capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok has an experience or so to say a set of experiences to offer in every season. Gangtok primarily experiences three seasons - summer, monsoon, and winter. The summer season (March to June) is considered the best time to visit Gangtok since the weather here remains quite pleasant and offers respite from the heat. The winter season (October to February) in Gangtok is ideal for those who want to witness snowfall and play in it.

Summer Weather (March to June)

Temperature range: 15°C to 25°C

The weather in Gangtok is quite pleasant and comfortable during the summers. It is the time when tourists plan their summer holidays here. The season is perfect to witness the sight of Mt Kanchenjunga from Gangtok as the sky remains quite clear. It is also a good time to head for trekking and paragliding. In the summer season in Gangtok, festivals like International Flower Festival and Saga Dawa can also be enjoyed.

Monsoon Weather (July to September)

Temperature range : 10°C to 20°C

Monsoons arrive in Gangtok by late June and last till August. There is frequent moderate to heavy rainfall in the monsoon season in Gangtok. The temperature also drops down and even though sightseeing becomes a bit difficult in the monsoons, it’s the best time to visit the waterfalls, which come to life. Two of the most famous waterfalls near Gangtok are Banjhakri and Seven Sisters Waterfalls. The festival of Bhadauria Purnima is celebrated in Tsomgo Lake near Gangtok in August. Drupka Teshi Festival is another celebration that one can see in Gangtok during the monsoon season.

Winter Weather (October to February)

Temperature range : 0°C to 7°C

Winters in Gangtok are chilly. The temperature drops to sub-zero degree celsius. Gangtok experiences snowfall between December and February and before that around October and November, a change in landscape starts to become visible. You can visit the Nathu La Pass in November which looks absolutely stunning during this time of the year. In the winter season, a number of attractions around Gangtok become inaccessible. But if you are staying in the city itself, you can enjoy snowfall and piping hot Sikkimese food, tea, and even chhang (locally brewed alcohol).

Winter season in Gangtok is also perfect to witness various cultural festivals like Gangtok Winter Festival, Mangan Music Festival, Losoong, Losar, and Kagyed Dance Festival. If you are an adventure buff, winter is also a great time to do popular treks in Sikkim like Dzongri Trek.

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