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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. Use our India visit planner to arrange the details of your trip to Gangtok and other destinations.
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Popular things to do in Gangtok

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Water Body
Tsongmo Lake
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Nathula
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Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
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Duration: 2 hours
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Neighborhood
MG Marg
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Gangtok

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Landmark
Hanuman Tok
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Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Flower Exhibition Centre
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Lookout
Ganesh Tok View Point
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Duration: 2 hours
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Observation Deck
Tashi View Point
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Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Gangtok

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Waterfall
Banjhakri Water Falls
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Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Khangchendzonga National Park
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Duration: 8 hours
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Waterfall
Seven Sisters Waterfalls
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Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Mt. Katao
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Gangtok

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Landmark
Batasia Loop Darjeeling
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim Sikkim
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Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Pemayangtse Monastery Sikkim
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National Park
Neora Valley National Park Darjeeling District
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Duration: 8 hours

Historic Sites in Gangtok

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Religious Site
Ranka Monastery
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Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Do Drul Chorten Monastery
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Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Enchey Monastery
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Religious Site
Shiv Mandir
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Gangtok

World heritage site
Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve
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Duration: 2 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Duration: 4 hours
Water Body
Cholamu Lake
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Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

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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