MG Marg, one of Gangtok's most colourful and vibrant streets, has a special place in the hearts of the local residents. The lit-up roads and an infinite number of stores and eateries along the way allow you to experience Gangtok's true hip culture. MG Marg's extensive selection ensures that you can bring home some truly unique souvenirs.
Nathu La, at an elevation of 14,450 feet, was once part of the Silk Route and is known for its diverse alpine flora and fauna. The road to Nathu La is one of India's highest national highways, passing through Tsomgo Lake along the way.
Research Institute of Tibetology
This renowned Buddhist philosophy and religion research center is a treasure trove of rare thankas, statues, over 200 Buddhist icons, and prized art objects.
It is a glacial lake located about 40 kilometers from Gangtok. Tsomgo is made of two words 'Tso' meaning "lake" and 'Mgo' meaning "head" which gives the literal meaning of "source of the lake.”
Ranka Monastery was built by the current Gharwang Rinpoche, the 12th incarnate of Zurmang Gharwang, and is located in Lingdum village.
Ganesh Tok is dramatically framed by Mt. Kanchenjunga on one side and Mt. Siniolchu on the other, offering majestic views of the city far below.
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, popularly known as Baba Mandir, is located between Nathula and Jelepla passes at an elevation of 13,123 feet and approximately 52 kilometers from Gangtok. This temple is usually visited in conjunction with a visit to Tsomgo Lake or Nathula Pass.
Himalayan Zoological Park
It is the habitat of the elusive red panda, the state's cuddly animal, as well as the Himalayan black bear and barking deer.