Gangtok Where you can see world’s 3rd highest mountain

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Location: Sikkim, India

Destination type: Hill station

Gangtok is abundant in natural beauty and has various natural attractions such as the Tsomgo Lake, Ban Jhakri falls, Tashi viewpoint and more


  1. The earliest records date from the construction of the hermitic Gangtok monastery in 1716
  2. Gangtok remained a small hamlet until the construction of the Enchey Monastery in 1840 made it a pilgrimage center
  3. It became the capital of what was left of Sikkim after an English conquest in the mid-19th century
  4. Following India’s independence in 1947, Sikkim became a nation-state with Gangtok as its capital.
  5. In 1975, after years of political uncertainty and struggle, including riots, the monarchy was abrogated and Sikkim became India’s twenty-second state, with Gangtok as its capital

Activities for tourists

  1. Enjoy Tsongmo lake
  2. Visit Hanuman Tok
  3. Visit Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
  4. Visit Nathula Pass
  5. Enjoy Yak rides

How to reach there


The airport nearest to Gangtok is about 124 kilometres away in Bagdogra, West Bengal. It has flights to Delhi, Kolkotta, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and Mumbai


The closest railways are located in New Jalpaiguri, New Jalpaiguri which is 117 km far from Gangtok. The railway station is well linked with both major and minor parts of the country


Gangtok is well linked by road with Siliguri, Darjeeling and Kalimpong as one can opt for National Highway 31A to reach the region

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Darjeeling ( 98 kms away)
  2. Siliguri ( 114 kms away)
  3. Kalimpong ( 74kms away)
  4. Singalila National park ( 128kms away)
  5. Mt. Kanchenjunga ( 62kms away)

Some hotels in Gangtok for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Summit Namnang Courtyard & Spa

Summit Norling Resort & Spa

Valley Vista Resort

Sai Residency

Hotel Gangtok Drift

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Photo courtesy:  By Indrajit Das – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,




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