Gangtok

Nestled in the lower part of the eastern Himalayan ranges, Gangtok is an amazing tourist destination. The hill station, located at an elevation of 1650 meters above sea level, is known for its thrilling view of the majestic Kanjenchunga, the third highest mountain in the world. It houses many attractive sights and captivating locations that lures scores of tourists to the destination every year. The moderate climate may be another factor that persuades tourists.

If you are tired of the heat in the Indian subcontinent, you can enjoy a pleasant trip to this location which will cool your very soul. Apart from the awe-inspiring sight of Kanchenjunga ranges, there are many exquisite locations in Gangtok that will capture your imagination. The glaciers, lakes, and high points in the region are remarkable. Many historic Buddhist monasteries also dot the place making it one of the prominent pilgrim centers of Tibetan-Buddhism.

 

Gangtok became a center of Buddhist pilgrimage after the construction of Enchey Monastery in 1840. During the reign of the British in India, the place became a major stopover on the trade route between Tibet and Kolkata. Since 1894, the city also served as the capital of Sikkim under the rule of king Thutob Namgyal. The scenic beauty of the mountain ranges and the dense forest started attracting tourists to the place. Now tourism is one of the major industries which provides income to the common people in Gangtok.

Gangtok tourism gives you the opportunity to relish the beauty of Kanchenjunga. The deciduous forest in the region consists of Birch, Oak, Elm, Poplar, rare Orchids, and coniferous trees.  Tourists enjoy the visit to Tsogmo lake, Nathu La pass, Zoological park, and Ganesh Tok. The cable car ride is an exciting experience that gives a panoramic view of the steep mountain. Adventure lovers can involve trekking, paragliding, and parachuting. A stroll through the MG road in Gangtok is a great experience. You can do some shopping and enjoy the local cuisines of Gangtok from the cafes. Hence the visit to the tourist destination will be a complete tour package.