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Incredibly alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds - Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Lying at the height of 1650 m above sea level, the town during its bright sunny days offers spectacular views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Gangtok is a base for adventure enthusiasts comprising of trekkers and campers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. During the months of March to Mid-May, blooming of wild Rhododendrons transform the surrounding regions in vast fields of colourful carpets. Its name meaning hill-top, Gangtok can be safely said to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in the country. With everything in just the right amount from a blend of cultural identities to urbanisation, Gangtok is a breathing and dynamic bit of paradise of the northeast. Gangtok and its surrounding regions are abundant in natural beauty and have various natural attractions such as the Tsomgo Lake, Ban Jhakri falls, Tashi viewpoint and more. Other places to visit include many famous religious sites such as the Enchey Monastery, Ganesh Tok, Do Drul Chorten Rumtek Monastery, etc. Also, river Teesta is one of the best spots for white water rafting in North East India. Read More

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What is famous about Gangtok?

The capital of Sikkim and base for exploring other parts of Sikkim. One of the cleanest places in India. Availability of good food and music in pubs and restaurants. Good weather with spectacular views all around. Culture and heritage. Pilgrim site for Buddhists.

What is not so good about Gangtok?

Slightly difficult to access as the nearest airport and railway station are around 4 hours away.

Who should visit Gangtok?

Newly-wed couples, trekking enthusiasts, people seeking a break from city life, nature lovers.

What is the best time to visit Gangtok?

The best time to visit Gangtok is from late September to November and March to June. These autumn and spring-summer months experience a pleasant climate which is ideal for sightseeing. Between October and February, although the temperatures go below 0-degree Celcius, Gangtok takes on a surreal charm, opening a whole wide world of amazing activities.  It is best to avoid a visit to this place during the monsoon months of July to early September since the heavy rainfall leads to landslides which may cause a lot of inconveniences.

What is the local food in Gangtok?

Gangtok is home to almost everything that the cuisine of this area has to offer in its most rich, splendid, authentic form with a flattering variety of options. What is impossible to miss in Gangtok includes Momos, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk, Thenthuk and more, along with a Sikkim style meat patty called Shah-Phaley. Along with this you get to choose from a huge variety of authentic soups almost unique to the area. Chang is a locally made alcoholic beverage and is a must try while here. Authentic Tibetan and Indo-Chinese cuisines are also available in the restaurants and must also be tried.

What is the best way to reach Gangtok?

The nearest airport to Gangtok is in Bagdogra and one can hail a cab or taxi from there to Gangtok. The nearest railway station from Gangtok is in Siliguri, which is directly connected to the major cities of the country. Taxi and state bus services are available from Siliguri to Gangtok.

How much does a package cost for Gangtok?

The packages for Gangtok start at INR 11934 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top hotels in Gangtok?

There are 286 in Gangtok which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Gangtok are Capital O 36069 Hotel Chitrakoot Residency, Twin Spring, Mustard Seed Farm Cottages, Gesar Homestay, Hotel Kaarlo, Gangtok View Villa. You can see all the hotels in Gangtok here

What are the things to do in Gangtok?

The top things to do in Gangtok are Nathula Pass, MG Road, Gangtok, Rumtek Monastery, Tsomgo Lake, Ganesh Tok, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. You can see all the places to visit in Gangtok here

What are the places near Gangtok?

The top places near to Gangtok are Darjeeling which is 47 km from Gangtok, North sikkim which is located 19 km from Gangtok, Kalimpong which is located 33 km from Gangtok, South sikkim which is located 30 km from Gangtok, West sikkim which is located 36 km from Gangtok

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