In & around Gangtok

Rumtek monastery is one of the largest in Sikkim and belongs to the Kargyu sect of Buddhists which originated in the 12th century in Tibet.

The architecture of the monastery is one of the finest in the world and resembles the original one in Tsurphu, Tibet.

Nathula Pass is a mountain pass in Eastern Sikkim, on the Indo-Chinese border that serves as the trade link between India and China.

Nathula Pass nestles at an elevation of 14,140 feet and ranks amongst the highest passes accessible by tourists via motor able road.

Ganesh Tok is one of the most famous God Ganesh temple in Gangtok capital city of Sikkim. It stands at a height of 6,500 feet.

The path to Ganesh Tok is covered with sacred flags hoisted and tied across the roads. The flags are colored in White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and Purple.

Tsongmo Lake has perhaps one of the most beautiful landscapes in Sikkim. On the Gangtok – Nathu La highway, Tsomgo Lake is situated at an altitude of 12,400 ft.

Also known as Changu Lake, Tsongmo Lake is regarded as a very sacred lake by the local Buddhists and the Hindus.

Temi Tea Garden was established in 1969. The garden produces some of the best teas in the world. The garden offers beautiful natural views.

The picturesque view of tea plucking can be seen here during the plucking season. The factory can be visited to have an interesting lesson on tea processing.

Hanuman Tok is one of the most important places to see in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is one of the most renowned temples of the state.

The Hanuman Tok at Sikkim is dedicated to Hanuman, one of the gods in the Hindu religion. The temple of Hanuman Tok is looked after by a division of the army department of India.

The Hanuman Tok in Sikkim itself provides wonderful photographic views of the Kanchendzonga. The snow-capped mountain peaks look heavenly from this temple.

The Tashi View Point of Sikkim is famous among the tourists who visit Sikkim, because it offers a wonderful view of the Mt. Kanchendzonga and other neighboring hills.

The monasteries of Labrang and Phodong are located nearby on a hill close to the Mt. Kanchendzonga. Mt. Sinilochu is one of the mountains located nearby.

Banjhakri Waterfalls lies amidst a lush green valley spread over nearly 2 acres and is quite nice and popular among tourist. It is surrounded by trees and gushing mountain stream.

The Park has a Shamanistic theme. Hence, while the location of the park penetrating the forest spreads and seeks to enhance the essence of the occult and the unknown. The place itself is littered with ethnic sculptures and figurines of the Jhakri culture.

Only one of its kind in this region and is still in operation. It takes the passenger to the highest point of the city of Gangtok covering the distance of about on1km in only seven minutes.

The lower terminal station is located at Deorali Market, the intermediate terminal at Nam Nang and the upper terminal station is below Secretariat (Tashiling). One can truly enjoy the panoramic view as the Ropeway goes over the City.

Set in the heart of the city is the most happening place in Gangtok.

A total free vehicle road with many eateries and shops on both sides, this place is ideal for spending time with friends and family especially in the evening. In fact, a perfect place for shopping while in Gangtok.

DO Drul Chorten has been built in the year 1945 under the supervision of late Truslshi Rimpoche.

There are more than hundred prayer wheels (Mani-Lhakor) in this chorten. There are some mantras have been engraved in these prayer wheels; by turning these prayer wheels, the devotees can read and chant these mantras. The renowned chorten has a gold-plated steeple.