Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.
Top Tourist places in Gangtok.
Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is a very lovely and beautiful city. There are interesting tourist places to see and visit in Gangtok. Such as MG Road, Nathula Pass, Hanuman Tok, Somgo Lake, Rumtek Monastery, Ganesh Tok, White Wall, Ridge Garden, Himalaya Zoo Park and Lal Bazar are the main points.
1. M.G Road
MG Road is the main and very important road in Gangtok. It attracts tourists from all over the year. Therefore, this route is filled with cello at all times. After such a rush, care is taken very much here, this is a garbage free lane. Garbage is not allowed in the MG Road and no vehicles are allowed.
There are lots of attractions in this lane. This is a perfect place to shop in rows of interesting shops on either side of this charming lane. There is a park named Titanic on this road. Where tourists can sit comfortably and talk. You can listen to music while relaxing. Tourists experience joy here.
2. Nathula Pass
Nathula Pass India China Border Board
Nathula Pass is the border of the international Indo-China border. It is about 55 kilometers from the city of Gangtok, the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim, only Indian citizens can visit this pass. And for this also they have to get a permit (pass) from the Gangtok administration. Which is easily available to the Indian citizen. Nathula Pass is the boundary of India-China. Nathula Pass we can see the soldiers of India and China on the border together. Foreign tourists are not allowed in this place.
3. Hanuman Tok
Hanuman Tok is an ancient and very famous Hanuman temple of Gangtok. Hanuman Tok Temple is looked after by the Indian Army. This temple is located on Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak. Located at an altitude of 7,200 feet, this temple is considered to be the holy and the most serene temple for worship.
You can take your own private vehicle to Hanuman Tok and the tourists visiting this road can enjoy the beauty of this place. If you want to see the sunrise from Hanuman Tok, then you have to reach here early in the morning. Sunrise is very special here. After seeing this, you will have the possibility of a separate Anand. Hanuman Tok’s peace attracts your mind immensely.
4. Rumket Monastery
If you come to visit Gangtok and do not visit Rumtek monastery, you will miss a lot. Rumtek Monastery is 300 years old, located 24 kilometers from Gangtok. Rumtek monastery is the oldest monastery in Sikkim. The monastery was rebuilt during the year 1960. A school and meditation place are also located in the premises of this monastery. In this monastery, items and information related to the valuable Thanga painting, Kagupa sect of Buddhism have been preserved.
5. Banjakra Waterfall
Bhanjkari waterfall in Gangtok is famous for its natural beauty and all tourists visiting Gangtok definitely visit here. Surrounded by beautiful stairs and waterfalls and decorated with various beautiful sculptures all around, it makes an ideal place for a holiday stroll.
6. Changu Lake
The beauty of the lakes at high altitude is very different. For the tourists who reach here, they create such a scene where the tourists admiring the beauty perfectly fit into it. The mist-covered atmosphere around the lake, the high mountains and the shivering weather from the cold further increase the enthusiasm of the tourists. It is full of such beautiful scenery, located at the height, Tsongmo Lake which will bind you in its exquisite beauty. Yes, here we are talking about Tsongmo Lake in Sikkim which is located near Gangtok.
7. Baba mandir
Faith seems to be the guiding light for soldiers stationed at the Nathula Pass on the Indo-China border. This faith stems from the Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple located at an altitude of over 13,000ft. Fact and legend intertwine to create a narrative that gives hope to soldiers posted there and an interesting story for travellers.
The miraculous exploits of Harbhajan Singh have received myth-status and you should visit this place to take in the scenic beauty and hear the anecdotes that surround this place. The perfect travelling experience is when you come away with life-affirming stories and Baba Mandir, as the locals call it, is one such destination.