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Gangtok

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Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage. Mountain views act as the backdrop to holidays in Gangtok, where much of the focus also lies on the monasteries, shrines, and temples of this old center of Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage. Local delicacies such as momo (stuffed dumplings) also link Gangtok to Tibet. Use Gangtok as your gateway for exploring the state and beyond, with tour operators offering a number of day excursions and longer trips. Gangtok is in East Sikkim. Find what you're looking for from your Gangtok holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy India online itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Gangtok

Gangtok doesn't lack accommodations, with the state capital used as a base for exploration of the wider region by multitudes of visitors. Take a look along the north-south arterial road, home to many of the main hotels offering everything from upmarket luxury to simple rooms to bed down in. A set of particularly classy high-rise options boast balconies with excellent views of the mountains, while side-street guesthouses and hostels provide the budget-friendly options in Gangtok.
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