Tsomgo Lake: Tsomgo Changu Lake, one of the most popular and beautiful places to visit in Gangtok, is a glacial lake at an altitude of 12,310 feet, 40 kilometres from Gangtok. Tsomgo Changu, a fairytale lake of stunning elegance, should surely be on your Gangtok travel itinerary. A stunning sight is offered by the ice blue waters of the lake that represent the grandiose peaks of the Himalayas. In the view of the villagers, the prayer wheels and the small Shiva temple on its shores are a tribute to the holy existence of the lake.
Spend a whole day at this lake and it's an adventure once in a lifetime. With the aid of tea and snack vendors who offer mouth-watering snacks near the pool, picnicking on its shores may prove to be a memorable pleasure and it can be enhanced. If you want to enjoy additional sights near the lake, you should schedule a visit to the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary next door.
Nathu La Pass: The Nathu La Pass, one of the most important places to visit in Gangtok, is a pass which connects Sikkim with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. In ancient times, this pass was part of the Silk Road, one of the world's most important trade roads. When in Gangtok, visiting Nathu La Pass is a must-do because the viewpoints and experiences you can have here are unlike any other. The lovely pass will easily be enjoyed by leisurely driving or hiking through it. The height of the pass, particularly on clear days, ensures spectacular mountain views.
You can also visit the frontier exchange market at Sherathang and engage in a special shopping experience besides enjoying the pass itself. From this store, you can buy raw silk, honey, Chinese clay, goat and sheep hides, horses and a lot more. A travel to Kulup's second highest golf course in the world should also be an artistic aspect of your plans for Nathu La. Two other landmarks close by are the Gnathang Monastery and Gnathang War Memorial.
Gangtok places to visit
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology: The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a famous attraction in Gangtok, a location where Tibetan Buddhism is learned and maintained in detail. Since the area is highly affected by Tibetan Buddhism, knowing it is a perfect way to consider the local population 's motives. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology helps tourists to do exactly that. The building is characterised by beautiful Tibetan architecture and its museum houses many sculptures, coins, scrolls with hand paintings and embroidery works (thangkas), Tibetan artworks and artefacts, as well as ancient Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese and Lepcha manuscripts. The Institute's library holds over 60,000 books, including the original teachings of Lord Buddha. Within the halls of this institute, there is also a huge image of Manjushri, who was the bodhisattva of knowledge and wisdom.
Tashi Viewpoint: One of the famous places to visit in Gangtok is Tashi Viewpoint. Popular for its sunrises and sunsets, Tashi Viewpoint is a spot that will leave you with some fantastic pictures and endless memories, as well as its surprising views of the entire fantastic Himalayan mountain range. It's a brilliant idea to see both the sunrise and the sunset here, as it helps you to witness the scope of Sikkim's natural beauty with all its facets. Try to schedule your visit so that it comes on a sunny day as the joy of the viewpoint can be very dampened by clouds. It is a smart choice to pair the visit to the viewpoint with trips to Ganesh Tok and the falls of Bakthang.
Gangtok places to see
Seven Sisters waterfalls: The Seven Sisters waterfalls, one of Gangtok's most stunning and awe-inspiring spectacles, should certainly be visited while you are in Gangtok. The Seven Sisters waterfalls reflect nature 's unique creativity-seven different waterfalls, coming from multiple streams and flowing side by side, mid-way across, margin into one powerful waterfall. The combined power of these seven streams results in a thunderous waterfall that catches with its might the imagination of all audiences. Remember to book a Gangtok romantic tour package covering the Seven Sister Waterfalls.
A ropeway near the waterfall is a perfect spot to see the falls from close up. Tourist sheds have been installed in suitable places around the waterfalls since the waterfalls burst into full force only during and after the rains. This helps people to enjoy the sight of the falls without being drenched in the mud. A cafeteria runs nearby as well.
Kanchenjunga Mountain: One of the best attractions in Gangtok is the view of the world's third highest peak. Kanchenjunga towers high above the other Sikkim peaks and can be glimpsed from most locations around Gangtok. But if you want to go beyond looking and really enjoy the mountain up close, you can go trekking to Mount Kanchenjunga Base Camp or just visit Kanchenjunga National Park. The Green Lake trek, as well as the Kanchenjunga Base camp trek, are a perfect choice to explore if you want to enjoy trekking to Kanchenjunga, as it takes you right up to Zemu Glacier, the base camp's place in Sikkim.
Temple of the Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial: A temple dedicated to the memory of a soldier martyred during the Sino War, Harbhajan Singh. Harbhajan Singh died on the Nathu La pass defending his country and fellow soldiers. It is often believed that his legend has mystical abilities and it is believed that his spirit is protecting soldiers along the frontier. This conviction prompted the Indian army to treat him as a soldier who had never died.
Harbhajan Singh continued to earn his rank properly until several years back, when he "retired." This legend is the reason this temple is so famous in Gangtok with tourists. It's an fun trip to visit this temple and can be paired with a visit to Nathu La pass. You have to book a Gangtok tour of Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple.
Phodong Monastery: Established in the early 18th century on the ruins of an older monastery, this monastery is one of the best solitude-rich places to visit in Gangtok and plays an important role in the cultural landscape of the place. The monastery is one of Sikkim's most respected monasteries and gives tourists a chance to enjoy Sikkim 's spiritual depth at its finest. A good way to enjoy the monastery is to spend a few hours exploring the ancient murals on the walls, as well as the ancient statues and objects preserved in the rooms.
The meditation halls of the monastery are ideal for those seeking to find some relaxation. Situated in the centre of immense natural beauty, a visit to this monastery is in itself a meditation. In February, the annual Cham dance festival is celebrated here. Also wonderful are the views from the monastery.
Do Drul Chorten Stupa: The Do Drul Chorten Stupa, a landmark attraction in Gangtok, is a nice spot to visit in the area. Founded in 1945-46 by Trulshik Rinpoche, the head of Tibetan Buddhism's Nyingma order, this stupa is significant in the city because of its power to keep away evil spirits. It includes Buddhism 's conventional 108 Mani Lhakor or prayer wheels that are meant to have desire-granting properties. A landmark attraction in Gangtok, the Do Drul Chorten Stupa, is a pleasant place to visit in the city. Created by Trulshik Rinpoche, the head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism, in 1945-46, this stupa is important in the city because of its ability to drive evil spirits away. It involves the traditional 108 Mani Lhakor of Buddhism or prayer wheels intended to have desire-granting properties.
Ganesh Tok: Ganesh Tok is one of Gangtok's popular tourist sites, renowned mainly for the strength of the views seen from its complex. A visit to Ganesh Tok is a must on the local sightseeing circuit in Gangtok, situated close to Tashi View Point and Bakthang falls. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh in the complex.
This temple is situated in the middle of nature and is a delight to visit and offer prayers. Near the temple, a revolving balcony and lounge are ideal ways to gaze at the view. As is the spectacle of the Gangtok Valley rolling down below, the wide range of mountains including Kanchenjunga is visible from this point. Sunsets from this position are also enchanting.
Rumtek Monastery: The Rumtek Monastery is one of the most important and spiritually important monasteries in Gangtok and is one of the must-visit locations in Gangtok. The monastery leads the Tibetan Buddhism school and is internationally known for its Kagyu teachings in particular.
The place 's architecture is also a huge draw. It is constructed in the Tibetan classical gompa style and is three storeys tall. Many of its floors feature fascinating sights that, along with the history of the sect, are able to express the profound understanding of Buddhism to their audiences.
Departing from Chennai airport.
Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra Airport and transfer to Gangtok (114kms/4.5hrs).
At an altitude of 5500ft Gangtok is the capital of the state of Sikkim, a beautiful and clean town promising of the best monasteries and landscapes.
Evening free for individual activity and leisure.
overnight at hotel.
Early Morning starts the Half day sightseeing in and around this capital city of Sikkim, covering Chortan (Stupa), Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Institute of Handicrafts and handlooms (Closed on Sunday) and Ranka Monastery & Jakhri water Falls.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Breakfast and then start for a half day trip to Tsomgo lake (12400ft), 32kms from Gangtok City.
The lake is almost about 1Km long, oval in shape and 15 mtrs deep.
The lake is considered sacred by the local people; further 12Kms visit the Baba Mandir dedicated to the memory of soldier Harbhajan Singh.
Evening free at Gangtok for shopping and individual activity.
Morning Breakfast and then Check out from Hotel.
Pickup from your hotel at Gangtok and Transfer to Lachung (117Kms/6.5Hrs), en-route sightseeing at Singhik View point, Chumthang Valley, Twin Falls and Vima Falls .Evening free to explore the beautiful Himalayan village by your own.
Overnight at Hotel.
Early morning after breakfast start for half day excursion trip to Yumthang Valley, en-route visit Hot Spring and Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Some photographs of the natural scenes of Switzerland and Yumthang valley are very hard to distinguish.
Yumthang, which is at an altitude of 12,000 ft., is situated about 135 km from Gangtok. April and May promises colorful flowers & Orchids, where as November end to March usually sees snows.
Transfer back to Lachung for Lunch followed by visit to Lachung Monastery.
Evening free, overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast transfer to Gangtok (117kms/5hrs).
Overnight at hotel Shopping .
Morning breakfast and then check out from Hotel.
Transfer to Bagdogra Airport, Tour Ends.
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