Things to Do & See in Gangtok

Cheerful, pleasant and an ever bustling hub of activities, Gangtok is the beating heart of Sikkim. Its meandering lanes seem like spaghetti, vanishing behind seamless buildings. Whimsical as this place is, it is an ideal spot for an enjoyable holiday. Decked with bewitching beauty of the Himalayas, it is dotted with a string of tourism attractions. Take a tour of its charming locales, you will find ample things to keep you busy.

One by one, strike out your must see list as you get to witness lush green valleys, ancient monasteries, magnificent mountains and tranquil lakes. The surreal views of the Mount Khangchendzonga on the outlying skyline are rare sights not to be missed. While you are in Gangtok, you must make a visit to some of the most popular sightseeing places like Rumtek Monastery, Tsuk La Khang Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Saramsa Garden, Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology & Nathula Pass.

Apart from a sightseeing tour, there are some really interesting things to do in Gangtok. Indulge in adrenaline filled adventure, do river rafting on River Teesta. Enjoy a bumpy Yak ride to the immaculate Tsongmo Lake. If you wish to explore the wild outdoors in the wackiest way, head out for paragliding or a ropeway cable ride over the Gangtok city. One who wishes to witness the spellbinding cityscape from a vantage point must travel to Ganesh Tok and Tashi View Point.

If this isn’t enough, you can relish finger licking delicacies at popular cafes and restaurants or can do some real good shopping at Lal Bazaar. Adventure freaks can also delight in trekking and motor biking as Gangtok serves as an ideal point for hardcore adventure enthusiasts. Gangtok any day is a best bet for experiencing unforgettable holidays filled with adventure, leisure and utmost fun.

Points of Interest: Must Visit Places in Gangtok

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