Tourist Places in Gangtok

Places to Visit in Gangtok

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Gangtok is mostly preferred by travellers from Kolkata, Delhi. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Gangtok is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Family. The best season or months to visit places in Gangtok are February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December. There are 52 tourist places in Gangtok, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Gangtok can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Gangtok for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Gangtok Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Gangtok, browse through photos & pictures, explore Gangtok using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Gangtok, which are great places to visit, are Sikkim Handicraft And Handloom Emporium, Tsuk La Khang Monastery, Flower Show Museum, Kanchendzonga National Park, Kanchenjunga Mountain. Gangtok can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Gangtok Tourist Places



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Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
  • Type: Lake
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Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
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293 Ratings & 215 Reviews
Tsomgo Lake is located 35 km away from the city on the Gangtok-Nathula highway. This highway is also a part of the old route that links India and China. Worshipped by Sikkimese, this holy lake is approximately 20 km away from the Nathula Pass, while located at a distance of... Read More »
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Nathula Pass, Gangtok
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Nathula Pass, Gangtok
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6.4/ 7 1
123 Ratings & 89 Reviews
Nathula Pass, located at a distance of 56 km from Gangtok, is a pass on the Indo-Chinese border. Serving as a trade link between India and China, this park also once served as the main access for Sikkim-Tibet trade. Popularly known as the Silk Route, this pass is at an... Read More »
"Excellent to see"3 weeks ago "You'll feel patriotic"4 weeks ago
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Changu lake, Gangtok
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6.3/ 7 1
81 Ratings & 54 Reviews
"Awesome place"2 weeks ago "Snow fall adds the beauty"1 month ago
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Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok
  • Type: Zoo
  • Entry: Paid
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Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok
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5.7/ 7 1
55 Ratings & 43 Reviews
Himalayan Zoological Park, located at a distance of 3 km from Gangtok, is one of the best places for wildlife lovers. Situated in Bulbuley, the park has been established with the aim to preserve wildlife in natural habitat. Sprawling over an area of 205 hectares, the... Read More »
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Ganesh Tok, Gangtok
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5.8/ 7 1
53 Ratings & 39 Reviews
Ganesh Tok, a small temple, is located at a distance of 7 kilometre from Gangtok. Situated next to the television tower on the small hill nestled on Gangtok-Nathula road, the temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. This temple is so small in size that at a time, it can only... Read More »
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Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok
  • Type: Monastery
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Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok
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5.7/ 7 1
39 Ratings & 31 Reviews
Rumtek Monastery, located at a distance of approximately 24 km from Gangtok in Rumtek, is one of the most important sites for almost every Buddhist. This monastery was originally built in the 16th century, under the supervision of Wangchuck Dorge and with the financial... Read More »
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Tashi Viewpoint, Gangtok
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5.4/ 7 1
34 Ratings & 27 Reviews
Tashi View Point constructed by the King of Sikkim, Tashi Namgyal, is located at a distance of 4 km from Gangtok. Adorned with a park on its top, this view point is one of the best places in entire Sikkim to enjoy beautiful view of Mount Kanchenjunga. In addition, the Phodong... Read More »
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Hanuman Tok, Gangtok
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6.1/ 7 1
34 Ratings & 21 Reviews
Hanuman Tok, dedicated to God Hanuman, is one of the most renowned temples located in Sikkim. Managed and maintained by a division of Army department of India, this temple is located at a distance of 5 km from Gangtok. With a total height of 7,200 ft, from the top of this... Read More »
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Seven Sister Waterfalls, Gangtok
  • Type: Water Fall
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Seven Sister Waterfalls, Gangtok
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5.5/ 7 1
23 Ratings & 19 Reviews
Seven Sister Waterfalls in Gangtok is located 32 km away from the city. It is a must see place in Gangtok. All the seven waterfalls aligned sideways one after the other is a wonderful sight to catch and during the Monsoon season these falls come to a fierce life. Since most of... Read More »
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Ban Jhakri Falls, Gangtok
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5.6/ 7 1
23 Ratings & 18 Reviews
Ban Jhakri Falls is a water fall located in Gangtok. This spectacular falls plunges from a height of 70 ft amidst lush green surroundings. Ban Jhakri Falls Energy Park, a well-maintained park has been built here. The ethnic tribes of Sikkim have a lot of faith in their local... Read More »
"Romantic place"3 weeks ago "Water and tradition together"3 months ago
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Enchey  Monastery, Gangtok
  • Type: Monastery
Enchey Monastery, Gangtok
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5.1/ 7 1
17 Ratings & 13 Reviews
Enchey Monastery meaning solitary temple, was built in 1909 and is a 200 year old monastery. Located at a distance of 3 km from the city, the monastery is built on the spot, which is believed to be blessed by Lama Druptab Karpo. He was a tantrik master who was known for his... Read More »
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Pemayangtse Monastery, Gangtok
  • Type: Monastery
Pemayangtse Monastery, Gangtok
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5.8/ 7 1
18 Ratings & 12 Reviews
Pemayangtse Monastery, located at a distance of approximately 140 km from Gangtok, is one of the most famous pilgrimage centres. This monastery belongs to the Nyingma order and is situated at Gyalshing, located in West Sikkim. In addition, all the other monasteries belonging... Read More »
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  • Type: Valley
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Yumthang Valley, Gangtok
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17 Ratings & 11 Reviews
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Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Gangtok
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6/ 7 1
13 Ratings & 10 Reviews
"A place to be visited"4 weeks ago "Has a great story"4 weeks ago
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
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Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms, Gangtok
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4.7/ 7 1
13 Ratings & 9 Reviews
Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms, also known as the Government Institute of Cottage Industries, was established in 1957. Located at a distance of half km from the main market of city, the foundation of this institute was laid during the reign of the Chogyals of... Read More »
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Instutute of Tibetology, Gangtok
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Instutute of Tibetology, Gangtok
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6/ 7 1
12 Ratings & 8 Reviews
The foundation stone of the Institute of Tibetology was laid in 1957 by the 14th Dalai Lama. It houses the huge collection of rare Sanskrit, Lepcha and Tibetan manuscripts, sculptures and Thankas. There are many treasured artifacts and Buddhist icons. It is also the center of... Read More »
"Nothing special to see"Jun 10, 2014 "Filled with history"Jan 17, 2014
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Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, Gangtok
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5.5/ 7 1
10 Ratings & 7 Reviews
Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, established in 1987, is home to different varieties of botanical species. Located near Rumtek Monastery, this garden houses rare flowers, plants and trees including Orchids of Himalayan region. Maintained and managed by the Forest Department... Read More »
"Just a visit"Oct 8, 2014 "Amazing flowers"Apr 30, 2014
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Deer Park, Gangtok
  • Type: Sanctuary
  • Entry: Paid
Deer Park, Gangtok
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5.1/ 7 1
10 Ratings & 6 Reviews
Deer Park, located in close proximity to the Secretariat of Sikkim, is also known as Rustamji Park. Home to several species of Deer, this park was named after Rustamji. He was amongst one of the Dewans of the Chogyal of Sikkim. Rustamji, acclaimed himself to be the author of... Read More »
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Do-Drul Chorten Stupa, Gangtok
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4.9/ 7 1
9 Ratings & 6 Reviews
Do Drul Chorten, the biggest stupa in Sikkim, is located on the hill hock, which is adjacent to the Tibetology Institute. Popularly known as Phurba, this stupa was built in 1945. This holy stupa was under the auspices of head of Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism, Trulshik... Read More »
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Rabdentse Ruins, Gangtok
  • Type: Historic Place
Rabdentse Ruins, Gangtok
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5.8/ 7 1
6 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Rabdentse Ruins, destroyed by the invasions of Nepalese army, was the second capital of former kingdom of Sikkim till 1814. During the period from 1670 to 1814, the state was under the rule of king of Sikkim from this place. At present, the ruins of palaces and chortens can be... Read More »
"A mild trek through history"Feb 15, 2014 "Worth the walk"Oct 26, 2013
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