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Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. It grabs the hearts of millions of tourists across the world. It is a beautiful hill station with many remarkable places to visit in Gangtok. It is an incredible hill station located in the north eastern region of India. The scenic and spectacular views of the mount Kanchenjunga are beyond description from here. Mouth Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world. Therefore, in order to get the most spectacular and picturesque views, you should definitely come to this place.

As there are lots of places to see in Gangtok, it is time to take a look.

Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok

It is one of the most beautiful tourist spots. It is even considered as a holy lake. Travellers can visit small temples that are dedicated to Lord Shiva. You will love the serenity and calmness of the lake.

Nathula Pass, Gangtok

It once used to be a corridor between India and Tibet. On the way to the pass, you can get a view of the Tsomgo Lake. It offers picturesque and scenic views. Moreover, it is also surrounded with alpine flora. Chinese soldiers can be seen from the international border. The trade route between India and China is also going to open soon and is one of the fascinating places to visit near Gangtok.

Nathula Pass

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Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok

It is a beautiful Tibetan monastery that is associated with rich history. It was built to spread the teachings of Buddha throughout the world. The monastery is also known as Dharma Chakra Centre and is surrounded by calm and green hills. There is a Sanctum Sanctorum situated inside the monastery that displays the golden stupa along with the pictures of Lord Buddha. The intake of Buddhism and Hinduism is also reflected through the pictures of Lord Ganesha and Dalai Lama. This is an interesting part of Gangtok sightseeing that you should not afford to miss out at any cost.

Rumtek Monastery

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Lal Bazar, Gangtok

This place is famous for its vivid colours. Here, you will get the opportunity to shop till you drop because it is a shopper’s paradise. The best of local artefacts are available here.

Lal Bazar

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Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary, Gangtok

It is one of the most famous tourist spots because of the diverse species of flora. Ranging from oak, bamboo, kinbu, ferns, champa, orchids, rhododendrons, and many more species of plants you can expect to find here. You can find diversities in animal life like Himalayan black bear, bearcat, red panda etc. It is indeed a magnificent place that you should not miss out visiting at any cost.

Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary

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Bakthang Waterfalls, Gangtok

It is also one of the most picturesque destinations in Gangtok. It is also one of the magnificent waterfalls of Sikkim and one of the top Gangtok places to visit. You can get an amazing view of the peaks surrounding Mount Kanchenjunga. Some portions of the Gangtok town are also visible from here. If you are a bird lover, this is an idea spot because you will find many species of birds here. You can even enjoy adventurous activities here.

Stupa, Gangtok

Popularly known as Do-drul Chorten, it is one of the most popular monasteries of Sikkim. It is located at the top of a hill. There are lots of things to explore within the Stupa that makes it highly attractive and appealing. Therefore, you should definitely pay a visit to this beautiful Stupa.


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Saramsa Garden, Gangtok

It is another famous attraction in Gangtok that contributes to an important region for sightseeing in Gangtok. The garden is indeed beautiful and is known as the dwelling place for wide varieties of abundant species like orchids and some rare plants of Sikkim. Orchids and fruit trees are also available here.

Saramsa Garden

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Ganesh Tok, Gangtok

It is located around 5km from the city centre and a visit to this peaceful temple will give inner peace. Hence, this is also one of best places to visit in Gangtok.

Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok

Himalayan Zoological Park is certainly a place for wildlife lovers in Sikkim. The Park has been established, to preserve the wildlife, without disturbing the creatures and keeping them in their natural habitat. Located in Bulbuley, Himalayan Zoological Park is at a distance of 3 km from Gangtok.

Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park

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Tashi View Point, Gangtok

It’s located in Tashi and about 8kms from the Gangtok town. It offers a sweeping view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks on a clear day. In fact the view of sunrise from here is unforgettable, you will see the peaks dazzling with changing colors.

Tashi View Point

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Hanuman Tok, Gangtok

It is a Hindu temple which is located in the upper reaches of Gangtok. This temple is dedicated to lord Hanuman. its maintained by the Indian army. This is the best place to visit Gangtok.

Hanuman Tok

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Banjhakri Fall, Gangtok

Banjhakri Fall is located in a landscaped park, spreads over around 7 kms forest area of Gangtok. It has many trees and flowering plants as well as pathways and footbridge around the park and its spread across some 2 acres of land area.

Banjhakri Fall

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Enchey Monastery, Gangtok

The Enchey Monastery in Gangtok was established in 1909 above Gangtok. It belongs to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism. It was built on a ridge of a hill above the Gangtok. This is best sightseeing in Gangtok.

Enchey Monastery

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Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a famous Tibet museum in Gangtok, Sikkim, India. The foundation stone of the institute was laid by 14th Dalai Lama in 1957 and officially opened on 1 October 1958 by the Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

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Chorten Monastery, Gangtok

Dro-dul Chorten is a stupa in Gangtok in the Indian state of Sikkim. The stupa was built by Trulshik Rinpoche. There is a complete set of Dorjee Phurba, Kangyur relics (Holy Books) and other religious objects inside this stupa.

Chorten Monastery

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