Things To Do In Gangtok
Gangtok is that hill station in north-eastern part of India, which never loses its charm to astonish people with the abundance of natural beauty. This place is full of opportunities to show the hidden side of your personality to the world. Apart from sightseeing, you can indulge yourself in some adventure sports or activities in Gangtok. Being a home to mountains, valleys and rivers, Gangtok has everything under its periphery to quench your desire for adventure and to give strong Adrenaline rush. Just decide your mind and jump into the thing you want to do.
River Rafting in Teesta River: Teesta River is one of the best mountain rivers for rafting in North-Eastern part of India. The river passes through Sikkim to enter West Bengal. Because of the mountain slopes and boulders, the river is quite turbulent here and adventure lovers can plunge into its water for some serious water rafting experience. Though rafting in Teesta River is pretty exhaustive but still one can get a beautiful view from the surroundings. Even if are a new comer to the world of water rafting, you can get a training in Gangtok prior to your maiden rafting event.
Gangtok Festival: Gangtok is not just a famous tourist destination or base station for mountaineers; it is also the cultural centre of Sikkim. From ancient time, this town has helped Buddhism to grow and spread across the world. To keep this cultural side of Gangtok intact, an annual festival is organised here by the Tourism Department of Sikkim. This festival is bliss to watch and explore several aspects of local people and their lifestyle. Fill your mouth with the gastronomic delicacies that can only be found here. Traditional way of styling the shops with colourful flags and artefacts, make the festival more vibrant and joyful.
The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology: You can't skip a visit to the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology when you are in Gangtok. Bettr known as Tibetology Meseum, this building looks like a Tibetan fantasyland to roam around. Beautiful corner towers and colourful wall murals of this place looks amazing. The institute started its journey in 1958 and till date it serves as one of the best centre to study Tibetology and Buddhism. Main hall of NIT treasures the priceless and humongous collection of Buddhist scriptures, statues, masks, coins, tapestries and artefacts. The best attraction of the museum is the 135-volume Encyclopaedia Tibetica. From the rooftop of NIT, you can have a pleasant view of mountains and valleys.