Gangtok is the capital and the largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, Gangtok tour package from Trivandram offers spectacular views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak in the world. This hill station is the gateway of Sikkim and having a pleasant climate and mesmerizing views. Nestled in mountains and clouds, Gangtok is a famous trekking location in the Himalayan mountain ranges. This is a popular Buddhist Pilgrimage Site and have many famous Monasteries and Stupas. Gangtok is a most popular hill station of India happily blending the cultural identities and natural beauty. Explore the alluring destinations of this beautiful place with Travza’s Gangtok tour package.
- Tsomgo Lake
It is also known as Changu Lake is a glacial lake in Sikkim, located at an altitude of 12,400 ft. The word ‘Tsomgo’ means ‘source of water’ and is located 40 kms from the Gangtok town. The lake remains frozen during the winter season and derives its water from the melting snows of surrounding mountains. Rides on colorfully decorated yaks are available at the lake site and Tsongo passenger ropeway is another attraction here. It is at a height of 14,500 ft. at Tsongo Lake and offers these cable cars offers a beautiful scenery for the tourist.
- Baba Mandir
Baba Mandir is a famous Mandir in Gangtok dedicated to ‘Baba Harbhajan Singh’ who was a soldier of the Indian Army. He died near the Nathula pass and a shrine has been built to show reverence to Baba Harbhajan Singh. It is believed that the temple has wish fulfilling powers also an annual holiday is celebrated in September in memory of Baba. It is located at 13,200 ft. and 55 kms away from Gangtok city.
- Tashi view point
This viewpoint is the perfect choice to witness the beautiful surroundings, mountains, valleys and Gangtok, town. It is located in Tashi, 8 kms away from Gangtok town. On a clear day, it offers a broad view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks and this view point is very famous for experiencing some of the best sunrise and sunset views. Binocular and telescope are provided here to enjoy the closer view of the peaks and the forest view of the opposite mountains.
- Ganesh Tok
It is a small temple and is close to Tashi viewpoint. Ganesh Tok is located at an altitude of 6500 ft and is a temple of Lord Ganesha. Located at a hilltop offer panoramic views of the snowcapped peaks. The temple is too small and it can accommodate one person at a time. There is an enclosed visitor’s lounge around the temple to enjoy the scenic views.
- Hanuman Tok
Situated near Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok is another tourist attraction to offer mesmerizing views of mountain Kanchenjunga. This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is located at an altitude of 7200 feet. It has a religious significance and a beautiful surroundings.
- Flower Show
The state of Sikkim is blessed by nature with beautiful hill stations and different types of flora and fauna. This state is a repository of 5000 different types of flowering plants. It is famous for Orchid flowers, almost 600 species of Orchids can be found in Sikkim alone. Sikkim’s climate is favorable for Horticulture and they are organizing flower shows in the Flower Exhibition Center in Gangtok. Flowers are displayed throughout the year but the best time to visit here is during the annual flower show held in the months of April and May.
- Cottage Industry and handicraft center
Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom of Sikkim was established in the year 1957 to promote the traditional art and craft. It is also known as the Government institute of Cottage Industries. This museum preserves the traditional handicrafts and handloom of the state. It is famous for hand-woven carpets with traditional motifs, shawls, blankets, paintings dolls and many other objects. There is an emporium for the tourists who are interested to buy these items.
- Institute of Tibetology
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a Tibet museum in Gangtok, Sikkim. It holds one of the largest collection of Tibetan works in the world outside Tibet. The Tibetan culture is followed by the state Sikkim. The foundation stone was laid by the 14 th Dalai lama and this institute is named after the 11th Chogyal of Sikkim, Sir Tashi Namgyal.
- Do-drul Chorten
It is a stupa, built by Trulshik Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. This monument is located at a walking distance from the Institute of Tibetology. The stupa is surrounded by 108 prayer wheels all of which have mantras imprinted on them in Tibetan language. Inside the Chorten stupa there are holy books, religious objects and a complete set of religious objects.
- Enchey Monastery
It was established in 1909 and is belongs to the Nyingma order of Buddhism.The Monastery follows a unique architecture, Chinese pagoda style design. Detor cham is the colorful Cham dance festival and is held in the monastery in the 18th and 19th day of the 12th Lunar Month of Tibetan calendar ie during January and February.
- Banjhakri waterfalls
The Banjhakri falls and nearby Energy Park is a recreation center and tourist attraction in Gangtok. This is a beautiful natural waterfall sourced from springs at higher elevation. The waterfall and park are well maintained to attract the tourists. There is a manmade lake here and is open for paddle boating. This is spread across 2 acres of land with paved pathways and footbridges around the lake. Gazebos have been constructed throughout the park to enjoy the waterfall and greenery all around.