The natural attractions of the place, the abundant sightseeing spots, the rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisines, harmonious environment, and tranquil ambiance all contributes to making Gangtok a must-visit location. Gangtok, a dream destination for numerous visitors far and wide, will never fail to amaze you. The place also offers a pilgrimage center and adventure spot for visitors. Multiple tourists flock annually to this serene land to witness this place adorned and crafted by nature itself. While visiting this place, there isn’t a slight chance of getting bored, as it has plenty in stock to offer you.

How to reach

By Air: The nearest airport in Gangtok is the Pakhyong Airport. You can also opt for helicopter services from Bagdogra to reach Gangtok, operated by the tourism department in Sikkim.

By Train : The city has no railway stations therefore, if you are visiting by train, you must book a ticket to NJP, which is the nearest station. After reaching there, you can hire a cab to the city.

By Road : The roadway is well-connected to Siliguri, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong. If you are traveling in a private car, you can reach through NH31A.

Best Time To Visit

Sikkim offers a pleasant mountain climate throughout the year, making it a year-round destination. Here is a month-wise break-up of the place for you:

Summer : March marks the onset of summer in Sikkim and lasts until June. The approximate temperature remains 28°C to 18°C during summer.

Monsoon : The period between July to September is considered monsoon in Sikkim. The region witnesses average temperature ranging between 4˚C to 17˚C.

Winter : Winter starts in October and lasts until February in Sikkim. The average temperature remains -5˚C to 7˚C.

Fascinating Places To Visit

Hanuman Tok Img Credit : Mr. Kuntal Mondal on Gooogle Listing
Hanuman Tok

Hanuman Tok is one of the must-visit places in Gangtok. It is an old-old shrine with an elevation of 7,500 ft. The place offers the best Kanchenjunga view. You can soak in the tranquil aura surrounding the place, while you visit the city of Gangtok. The best time to visit here is from January to March, and the temple opens for its visitors from 7 AM to 5 PM.

Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve Img Credit : G Devadarshan Sharma on wikimedia
Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve

The place boasts rare and endangered flora and fauna species. The Biosphere Reserve shelters musk deer, Himalayan tahr, and snow leopards. The reserve offers some good spots for photography, so don’t forget to carry a camera while you visit this place. The entry ticket is minimum, and you can enjoy activities like the jungle safari, hikes, and treks.

Do Drul Chorten Stupa Img Credit : Indrajit Das on wikimedia
Do Drul Chorten Stupa

Spend some time at the Do Drul Chorten Stupa and let peace seep within you. This serene destination is surrounded by 108 prayer wheels and the place also offers a spot to relax and meditate calmly.

This place is suitable to visit with your friends and families or simply alone. You will surely be mesmerized and feel spiritually refreshed after visiting this tranquil place.

Flower Exhibition Centre
Flower Exhibition Centre

The Flower Exhibition Center is one of the main sources of tourist attractions. Visit this center to witness an ample variety of flowers. This center also hosts the orchid show annually from March to June. The place is a real paradise if you are interested in flowers. The beautiful garden has fountains and a traditional gazebo to rest amidst the tranquil atmosphere. This exotic flower house has some rarest flowers of every shade and size.

Kabi town Img Credit : Dadul lepcha on wikimedia
Kabi town

This quaint town with less settlement holds historical significance. The friendship agreement was signed here between the Lepcha chief Te Kung Tek and the Bhutia chief Khey Bum Sar. The town also houses a small monastery and boasts some chic cafes, golden monasteries, and warm hospitality offered by the people here. Besides this, several homestays are also available in this town at an affordable price, offering a cozy place to stay.

The Phurchachu Reshi Hot Spring Img Credit : Samjana Pradhan on Google Listing
The Phurchachu Reshi Hot Spring

The Hot Spring, located near Kadosangphu Cave, is approximately 135 km away from Gangtok. The water of the hot spring has medicinal significance as it is rich in sulfur. Visit this hot spring with your friends and family to enjoy a warm and healing dip in the gushing water. You can take a cab to this place and climb uphill for 15 minutes before finally reaching here. It is best to visit this place from December to February.

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