Gangtok, literally meaning hill top is a hilly town, serving as the capital of Sikkim state. Situated in the Shivalik hills of the Great Himalayan Range, Gangtok is a favoured holiday destination for discerning tourists and adventure seekers alike. With the town perched at an altitude of 1, 676 metres, amidst lofty peaks, visitors enjoy pleasant weather round the year during their Gangtok holidays. Renowned across the world as a centre of Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning, the town is home to several monasteries and religious educational institutions that are covered in most Gangtok holiday packages. A holiday in Gangtok is equivalent to enjoying a holiday in the lap of nature...[+] More
Gangtok Travel Packages - Sightseeing/Activities/Places of Interest
While on holiday in Gangtok, enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga from almost every part of the town. Visit the important Buddhist institutions, namely Enchey Monastery, Rumtek Monastery and Do-Drul Chorten complex. Constructed in 1840, Enchey Monastery houses interesting images of gods, goddesses and artefacts of religious significance. On the outskirts of Gangtok town is Rumtek Monastery that boasts of some of the worlds most sacred Tibetan Buddhist scriptures and religious objects. Built by Trulshi Rimpoche, Do-Drul Chorten is one of the largest stupas in Sikkim and a must visit place while on a Gangtok tour. Visit Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, which encompasses a huge collection of Buddhist scriptures, statues and tapestries, and masks. Proceed to the upper reaches of the town, to see the Hindu temples Ganesh Tok and Hanuman Tok, dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Hanuman respectively. For nature lovers, Himalayan Zoological Park and Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Gardens are must visit places. Take a stroll along Mahatma Gandhi Marg (road), which is dotted with numerous hotels, eating joints and various kinds of shops. While in Gangtok, dont forget to savour Gangtoks popular food momos, served with watery soup and other local delicacies like wai-wai and shah-phaley.Gangtok Packages - Best offers on Gangtok Tours & travel packages at MakeMyTrip. Click to book customized Gangtok packages & get exciting deals for Gangtok holiday packages.