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MG Marg, Gangtok

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Explore a bustling city street named after the famous Indian political leader, MG Marg. Marg is a Hindi word standing for road, so this place is considered the town center of Gangtok. Stroll the boulevard square and explore the malls, restaurants, and shops. The entire area is a pedestrian-only zone, free of litter, smoke, and vehicles. Soak in the carnival atmosphere with many festivals held here, the most renowned being the annual Gangtok Food and Culture Festival in December, with many food stalls being opened and ethnic dance performances and musical shows organized. To visit MG Marg on your trip to Gangtok, use our Gangtok vacation route planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The mall is the highlight and pride of Gangtok. It is really enjoyable to walk in this "spit free- litter free" zone and crowded at all times. have you icecreams and shakes but remember to dispense th...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    U enjoy every moment at MG road. Full of life and activity. It closes down by 9.00 pm. Lots of shops and eateries to hang around.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Gangtok's prime street with shopping options of the regular kind we find in most of the Indian cities. Only plus points are no vehicles and no litter.  more »

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