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QUICK FACTS
Location: East Sikkim district, Sikkim.
Famous for/as: Capital city and Hill station.
Weather:
Summer (March to August): 28 º C to 10 º C. 
Winters (November to February): 16º C to 04ºC.
Monsoons (September to October): Heavy Rain fall.
Altitude: 1,800 m (5,900 ft)
STD CODE : 03592
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to May.
TRAVEL IN GANGTOK SHOW MAP

Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim is located at a height of 5500 metres. With a spectacular view of the Khangchendzonga, the town provides the perfect base for travel through the state. Once an important transit point for traders traveling between Tibet and India, it is today a busy administrative and business centre and presents an interesting mix of cultures and communities.

MG Marg, the main street of Gangtok town is a great place to chill out. Tourists can sit at the Titanic Park or at the various benches stretched across the mall and take in the carnival like atmosphere, especially during the tourist season. The Mall is lined with shops on both sides of the road so shopping becomes an added pleasure.

MG Marg is also the venue for the annual Gangtok Food and Culture festival held in December each year when Sikkims multi-cultural cuisine, along with music and dance performances are showcased. This event attracts a large number of locals and tourists each year.

MUST SEE IN GANGTOK

Enchey Monastery: It is an important seat of the Nyingma order. Enchey Monastery means the Solitary temple. This 200-year-old Monastery has in its premises images of god, goddesses and other religious objects. Every year around January 'Chaam' or religious masked dance is performed with great fanfare for two days. it is situated adjoining the Sinolchu Tourist Lodge, 3 kms from Gangtok Town.

Permanent Flower Show: White Hall, Close by the White Memorial Hall and just below the Palace Ridge park is the more recent Flower Show Hall.

Do-Drul Chorten ( Stupa): The Do-Drul Chorten or Stupa was built by the Venerable Trulshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945.

Handloom and Handicrafts centre: Also known as the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms was established during the period of the Chogyals of Sikkim, as a venture to protect and propagate the craft ...

REACH GANGTOK
AIR

Nearest airport is Bagdogra, W Bengal, 124 km.

RAIL

NJP is the nearest Rail station, W Bengal-120 km.

ROAD

From Siliguri: Bagdora 17 kms, NJP 13 kms, Gangtok 105 kms. From Gangtok Kalimpong 65 kms, Darjeeling 115km.

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