The very thought of Gangtok conjures up images of snow-tipped mountains, old monasteries on the edge of mountain slopes, and transparent glacier lakes in our mind. Everything about Gangtok is so beautiful that it will leave your dumbstruck.
Gangtok is the capital and largest hill town of the Sikkim, a northern Indian state at foothill of the Himalayan range. Average elevation of this hill station is approximately 1,650 metres above the mean sea level. Gangtok is one of the most important trading centre of Northeast part of India. This hill station is also considered to be a prominent Buddhist pilgrimage right from 18th century when it reached peak of the development under Enchey Monastery.
When India got its independence in 1947, Gangtok chose to maintain its individuality as an independent monarchy. In 1975, Gangtok joined the Indian union and it was declared as the 22nd state capital of India.
From ancient time, Gangtok has been playing the role of a host to Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning. Presence of several monasteries and Buddhist educational centres proves its unforgettable role in flourishing the Buddhists and Tibetan culture in the part of the world.
Because of its natural treasure and gems, Gangtok is a well-known tourist destination that attracts millions of visitor to experience the vastness of clear blue sky along with crystal-clear glacier lakes. In spite of being heavily crowded with tourists, trekkers and mountaineers – Gangtok is super clean. This plastic-free hill city has set an example for other metropolitan cities to follow.
Apart from its natural beauty, Gangtok gives you chances to enjoy you days with good and delicious foods. Lip-smacking Momos and steaming hot Thukpa are some of the local delicacies that will treat your taste buds with amazing taste and smell. Make a memorable trip in Gangtok to revive your zeal and energy for life.