Gangtok Tourism | Famous 12 Places to Visit in Gangtok Tour


Gangtok, the capital city of the state of
Sikkim is a city amidst snow laden mountain peaks, breathing clouds, hill top houses and
mesmerizing natural beauty all forming a picturesque landscape. It is an irresistible place; Situated
in the lap of Himalayas the town is the perfect blend of culture and communities. The top most place to visit in Gangtok is Nathula Pass. It is popularly known as the silk route and has diverse flora and fauna. The sight is extremely beautiful and is covered
with snow for most parts of the year. Hanuman Tok
Dedicated to Hindu deity Hanuman, this is one of the renowned temples in the city. It is believed to be the exact same place where Lord Hanuman took rest at the time he was carrying the mountain on his finger
with the “Sanjeevani” herb. Tourists can also enjoy the beautiful view
of the city from such height. Himalayan Zoological Park
This place has a specialization in captive breeding of endangered animals. Some of them are Red Panda and Snow Leopard. It is also the only zoo in India which is
located at an average elevation of 2134 meters above the sea level. Ganesh Tok View Point
As the name suggests it is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. The temple is so small that at a particular
time only 1 person can visit the insides of the place by crawling. Located at an altitude of 6500 meters from
the sea level this place is also a perfect location for sightseeing. At No.5 is the very famous Tsomgo Lake.
This is a holy lake which is worshipped by the Sikkimese and also houses a small temple
dedicated to Lord Shiva. Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve
The place got its name from a location at Mount Kanchendzonga, which is the 3rd highest
peak in the world. It is an extremely beautiful place with many
glaciers and also is home to approximately 550 species of birds. Do Drul Chorten Stupa
It was believed that this place was surrounded with evil spirits and people who visited the
place lost their lives; hence a much respected lama of Tibet Trulshig Rinpoche who followed
Nyingma Order of Buddhism visited this place and built this stupa in 1946 to drive away
all the dark energies. Seven Sisters Waterfall
It is called Seven Sisters Waterfall as all the seven waterfalls are aligned sideways
and is a view that will take your breath away. Rumtek Monastery
It is famous for the Golden stupa that is located inside the monastery and has preserved
the relics of the 16th Karmapa. Also, various Tibetan festivals are organized
throughout the year that attracts tourist to visit this place. Tashi View Point
The place is a circular setting where a maximum of 4 people can stand at a single point of
time. It also provides a sparkling view of the Kanchendzonga
Mountain. Lachung
Lachung means a small pass. It is described as the ‘most picturesque
village of Sikkim’ and has a base of Indian army. It is one of the best places to visit in Gangtok. Khecheopalri Lake
It is worshipped as a holy lake by the people and is believed that people who worship here
with a pure heart, their wishes are answered.

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