5 incredible places to visit in Gangtok

The beautiful scenery of Gangtok, which includes snow-capped highlands, tranquil lakes and appealing valleys, creates a magical collage that draws visitors from all over the world. Sikkim’s capital city is a captivating hill station nestled in the Eastern Himalayas.

Here are 5 incredible places to visit in Gangtok

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1. The Monastery Rumtek

The Magnificent Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok is undoubtedly one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the city. The monastery is owned by the Kagyu Buddhist sect, which first settled in Tibet in the 12th century.

2. Nathula Pass

Nathula, at 14,450 feet, is an important route for crossing between Tibet and India. The highest road is the Nathula Pass. It is one of Gangtok’s most popular tourist attractions and passes by the beautiful Tsomgo Lake. It is a popular adventure destination since it has one of the highest vehicle roads in the world.

3. Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake, also known as Changu Lake, is a glacial beauty in Sikkim’s hills and one of the many beautiful tourist attractions in Gangtok. It is located off the Gangtok Nathu La Highway at a height of 12,400 feet. The blue water of the lake, the magnificent backdrop and the peacefulness of the site are completely captivating.

4. MG Marg Gangtok

MG Marg is the hub of activity in Gangtok. If you have more than a few hours, head to this car-free zone to enjoy Gangtok’s culture. This vibrant market includes several restaurants, cafes and gift shops in addition to other stores that have been operating for years.

5. Hanuman Tok

Hanuman Tok is another popular tourist destination in Gangtok. Situated at an elevation of 7,500 feet, this old Hanuman Temple provides the finest views of the Khangchendzonga from Gangtok. It is not the spirituality, but the peaceful environment of the site that has attracted tourists for ages.