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Gangtok Tourist Guide - Highest Mountain Lakes in the world

Gangtok Tourist Guide - Highest Mountain Lakes in the world

Gangtok Tourist Guide - Highest Mountain Lakes in the world
  • Package Prices
    Gangtok packages Starting from Rs 9999/- including full Gngtok siteseeing & Excursions
  • Location: Sikkim,India -737101
  • Altitude: 1,600 m
  • Longitude: 88.6065° E
  • Latitude: 27.3389° N
  • Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport
  • Nearest Train Station: New Jalpaiguri or NJP.
  • How to reach: By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. From Gangtok the distance of this airport is about 123 km. By Rail: The nearest railway station to Gangtok is New Jalpaiguri or NJP. The distance between Gangtok and NJP is almost 88 km. It is the most important railhead of the region. This railway station can be reached from the major cities of India By Road: Bus services are available for tourists. After reaching Siliguri bus can be taken to reach Gangtok By availing the Tenzing Norgay Road, which is known as NH-55 Darjeeling can be reached from Siliguri, NJP and Bagdogra
  • Season to Visit: Best time to visit Gangtok the bracing autumn that is the months of September and October.

Gangtok Tourist Guide - Highest Mountain Lakes in the world

 

Gangtok Tourist Guide: Overview

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim situated at 5,800 ft is undoubtedly one of the most often visited destinations in northeast India. Nestling in the lush greenery of the Himalayas, Gangtok showcases Buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the mountain breeze, exotic orchids and chirruping birds in a colourful melee. Gangtok is famous for its scenic beauty and spectacular views of the Kanchenjunga, one of the highest mountains in the world

Gangtok features a monsoon-influenced subtropical highland climate. Due to its elevation and sheltered environment, it enjoys a mild, temperate climate all year round. Visit Gangtok for a peek at the profusion of blooming rhododendrons in the deepest of reds and savour the serene cool beauty of the snow clad peaks in an ambience enhanced by the cheerful bustle of a warm, hospitable, pleasant and hard-working people.

 

Ganesh Tok View Point

 

What is Unique in Gangtok and Why

Gangtok is famous and most visited destination which is unique for its Buddhist stupa. It is also provide magnificent view of Worlds Third Highest Kanchenjunga Mountain which holds its uniqueness and vibrancy in colors of culture and tradition. In Gangtok hills and lakes come together to form a perfect between the various elements of nature. Gangtok offers view of Highest Mountain Lake in the world.

 

How to Reach Gangtok

By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. From Gangtok the distance of this airport is about 123 km. It takes about 4 ½ hours to drive from Darjeeling to Bagdogra. This airport can be reached from the metropolitan cities of India.

 

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Gangtok is New Jalpaiguri or NJP. The distance between Gangtok and NJP is almost 88 km. It is the most important railhead of the region. This railway station can be reached from the major cities of India. The famous toy train can be taken from New Jalpaiguri to reach the hill station. It is a wonderful experience taking a ride of this train and enjoying the surrounding picturesque scenario.

 

By Road: Bus services are available for tourists. After reaching Siliguri bus can be taken to reach Gangtok  By availing the Tenzing Norgay Road, which is known as NH-55 Darjeeling can be reached from Siliguri, NJP and Bagdogra. It merely takes some more than 3 hours to reach Darjeeling via NH-55. Private taxis may be hired for this journey.

 

Best time to visit Gangtok

Winters in Gangtok are just awesome, the weather is clear, the sun doesn't hurt that much and the views of the mountains and valleys are absolutely beautiful.  Best time to visit Gangtok the bracing autumn that is the months of September and October.

 

Gangtok Accommodation

Standard Hotel: Hotel Chitrakoot Residency: TA Rank (5.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: The Saramsa Resort: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

 

Restaurant in Gangtok

Taste of Tibet: TA Rank (3.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Provides Chinese, Asian, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly.

 

Parivar Restaurant: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excelence

Parivar Restaurant Located in a basement in the middle of M. G. Marg, Gangtok's tourist center,

 

Taste of Tibet: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Chinese, Asian, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly

 

Khan Uncle's Biryani House: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Provides Indian, Fast food, Asian, Halal in very delicious taste

 

Language used in Gangtok

Nepali is the most widely spoken language in Sikkim as well as Gangtok. English and Hindi being the official language of Sikkim and India respectively, are also widely spoken and understood in most of Sikkim, particularly in Gangtok. Other languages spoken in Gangtok include Bhutia (Sikkimese), Tibetan and Lepcha.

 

People of Sikkim

The indigenous peoples of Sikkim include the Lepcha and Bhutia, in contrast to the dominant, heterogeneous British Gorkhas population of Sikkim. Sikkim has an interfusion of diverse communities, cultures, religions and customs. Sikkim is a fine specimen of harmony between people from different areas and regions. The people of Sikkim are known as Sikkimese. The developmental activities in Sikkim like construction of roads, bridges, buildings etc, have informally invited migrant laborers from the plains and Nepal..

 

Shopping in Gangtok

The hilly town of Gangtok, posited on the Shivalik Hills, with its pointy peaks, inspiring views and warm culture truly poses as an amazing getaway destination for the vacationists. here are large number of shops selling men's and women's dress materials, shoes, souvenirs & gifts, trinkets etc, one of the unique things here to buy is Sikkimese Cups. These have unique and attractive traditional Sikkimese designs printed on them and come in different color combinations.

 

 

Weather of Gangtok

Gangtok is one of the unique hill stations in India that draws not only Buddhist pilgrims but also tourists and honeymooners from distant part of the world. Gangtok offers some of the world’s high altitude tranquil lakes as well as en route this hill station one can reach the mighty heights of Nathula Pass, which is dubbed as the Silk Route between India and China. (December to February) is extreme in Gangtok and it can be very cold out there particularly early in the mornings and at nights. The average temperature hovers around 4°C

 

Gangtok to Bagdogra airport taxi fare

Bagdogra airport taxi service is located outside the terminal building. Before you go outside, book your taxi at the pre-paid taxi booth in the Bagdogra Airport Arrivals area. It is recommended that you use one of the pre-paid Bagdogra airport taxi cabs, rather than one of the hordes of taxi touts who will meet to try and swindle you with their ridiculous rates.

 

Casino in Gangtok

Gangtok, India has 3 casinos in which you'll find more than 184 slots and gaming machines. There are a total of 20 table games.

 

LARGEST CASINOS IN GANGTOK

The largest casino in Gangtok, India according to gaming machines and table games put together, is Delta Casino at Welcome Heritage Denzong Regency. The Delta Casino at Welcome Heritage Denzong Regency is located at Gangtok, Sikkim.

The largest casino in Gangtok, India according to square footage is the Casino Mahjong at Mayfair Spa Resort, with 7,000 square feet of casino gambling space.

 

Kolkata to Gangtok bus

Kolkata to Gangtok is 671 km away from each other

Travelers enjoy the bus journey as you get to see very good places on the way. A wide variety of bus operators with multiple bus types operate on this route including Volvo A/C Semi-sleeper

 

Distance Siliguri to Gangtok

It takes about 4.5 hours to reach Gangtok from Bagdogra by road. There is also a helicopter service available between Bagdogra and Gangtok (takes 35 minutes one way). Siliguri is a township close to NJP (8kms) and 114kms from Gangtok.

 

FAQ - What is where...?

 

What to buy and shop in "Gangtok"

Sikkimese Cups

 

Where to buy & shop for souvenirs tourist items in "Gangtok"

MG Marg

 

 

Where to buy & shop for clothes in "Gangtok"

MG Marg

 

 

Where to have best food in "Gangtok"

Parivar Restaurant

 

Where to stay in "Gangtok"

Gangtok offers good and comfort stay facility, we suggested all three category of hotels which you like to stay

Standard Hotel: Hotel Chitrakoot Residency: TA Rank (5.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: The Saramsa Resort: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

 

 

Where to drink in "Gangtok"

Cafe Live & Loud

 

Best Bars in "Gangtok

Pub 25

 

 

Where to eat fast food "Gangtok"

Agarwal's Fast Food

 

Where to eat Lunch & Dinner" Gangtok"

Hotel Chitrakoot Residency

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