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Gangtok

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Gangtok Capital of sikkim offer superb view of Kanchenjunga , offers a hospitable base to explore the varied wonders of this highland, its picturesque valleys, monasteries, mountain lakes and trekking trails make them marvellous destinations for unusual holidays

Places of Tourist Interest 

Gangtok

 
Enchhey Monastery
 
Perched on a hill offers one of the best views of the mountain range of Kanchenjuga. It is situated adjoining the Sinolchu Tourist Lodge, 3 kms from Gangtok Town .This 200-year-old Monastery has in its premises images of god, goddesses and other religious objects.
Tsuk-La Khang
 
The Royal chapel, is the principal place of worship for the Buddhists. It is a beautiful and impressive building, housing a large collection of statues of Buddha and exquisite wood-carvings.
 
Hanuman Tok
 
An  "Lord Hanuman" temple offers a panoramic view of the town one . A short walk away is Lukshyama where stupas have been erected in memory of Sikkim 's Royal Family who have passed on.
 
Ganesh Tok
 
It is a very small temple of Ganesh , a God worshipped by Hindus. It is on a hillock on Gangtok-Nathula Road . A Sikkim Government nursery is just nearby.
 
Cottage Industries
 
The place to buy local handicrafts hand-woven carpets, blankets, shawls and exquisite tables.
You may also see the artisans at work in the training center there.  

Tashi View Point

A popular picnic spot from where one can enjoy a panoramic view of Kanchenjunga.

Rumtek Monastery
 
24 kms away, you approach the Rumtek Monastery which houses among the most unique art objects in the Enchey Monastery built almost 200 years ago and was blessed by the great tantric master Lama Druptab Karpa. It is the seat of the Gyalwa Karmapa, the head of the Kagyupa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.Behind the temple is the Institute of Buddhist Studies , where the monks study. 
 
Rumtek is the site of Chaam dances, held two days before the Tibetan new year in February. During this time, you can see the monks dance to the tune of cymbals and the beat of the drums.
Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden
 
Very close by to Rumtek Monastery, and maintained by the parks and Gardens unit of the Forest Department of the Government of Sikkim, the Garden is an enchanting and soothing experience among the lush green vegetation, rare plants and trees and certain species of Himalayan flowers and Orchids.   
Tsomgo Lake
 
Just about 40 kms. away from Gangtok the capital of the state, this serene holy lake is situated at an altitude of 12,000 ft on the Gangtok Nathu La highway. A small temple of lord Siva is constructed on the lakeside . This placid lake remains frozen during the winter months up to mid-May.  

Climate

Summer in Gangotok ranges from March to May, with temperatures ranging from a maximum of 20.7C and a minimum of 13.1C. Winter here lasts from October to February, with temperatures rising to a maximum of 14.9.7C and a low of 7.7C.

The best time to visit Gangtok  is mid-March to June. In April and May, the rhododendrons and orchids are in full bloom.
How To Get There Gangtok is located in Sikkim
By Air  
Bagdogra is the nearest Airport at a distance of 124 km from Gangtok .
By Train 
The nearest railway stations New Jalpaiguri (125 km) and Siliguri (144 km) 
By Road 
Kalimpong (72 km) and Darjeeling (110 km)

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