Places for sightseeing in Gangtok


Nathu La Pass, Gangtok

Nathu La Pass road connects Sikkim and China border. The area is full of mountains, it is located on the Indo-Chinese border 14450 ft. on top of sea level. This tourist attractions has its own significance. Various travelers come to this place for trekking purpose and take pleasure in the picturesque attractiveness. Several waterfalls are there on the route from Gangtok to Nathula. It is one of the vital Himalayan passes in India. It is known for its scenic attractiveness and stunning surroundings. At this place, the temperature remains low everytime.

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The second most famous place for sightseeing is MG Road. It is considered as the heart of Gangtok.  MG Road involves renowned shops, restaurants, hotels, shops, malls. It is the greatest shopping place for sightseers. MG Road has a distance of 1 km and integrates board that has caption, “Welcome to M.G. Marg, Spit, and Litter Free Zone” on it. This famous road has a statue of Unity which consists of Bhutia Chieftain Khye Bumsa, the Lepcha leader Thetong Tek and his wife Ngo Kong ngol that encourages peace, love, and harmony. Apart from it, it involves statue of Mahatma Gandhi and Victorian lamps alongside the trail. In night, MG Road looks eye-catching when the road lights are on.

Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok

The Rumtek monastery is located on the pinnacle of a stunning hill through which entire Gangtok can be seen. This monastry is vital monasteries of the Kagyu lineage in front of Tibet as this monastery exemplifies the visualization and ambition of the Sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. It covers distance of 24 kms from Gangtok in Sikkim. This monastry involves a attractive shrine temple and a monastery for the monks.

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The Tsongmo Lake is located 35 km away from Gangtok. Every year, Sikkimese people come to this lake for the worship. It has Shiva Mandir situated on the lakeshore and it is located on the Gangtok-Nathula highway.

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Ganesh Tok

Ganesh Tok has Ganesh Temple situated 7 km from Gangtok at an height of 6500 m. The shrine is so tiny that it can contain only one person at a time. The tourists can visit panoramic view of Gangtok.

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