Gangtok Hill Station

Location of Gangtok in Sikkim, India
Gangtok Coordinates 27.33°N 88.62°E
Gangtok Country  India
Gangtok State Sikkim
Gangtok District(s) East Sikkim
Gangtok Population
• Density
29162 (2001)
• 2,000 /km2 (5,180 /sq mi)
Gangtok Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Gangtok Area
• Elevation
25 km2 (10 sq mi)
• 1,437 m (4,715 ft)
Gangtok Pincode 737101
Gangtok Telephone +03592
Gangtok Vehicle SK-01, SK-02, SK-03, SK-04

General Information - Gangtok

Gangtok Location: East District, Sikkim.

Gangtok Altitude: 1,870m.

Gangtok Best Time: Mid- February To May End & Mid - September To December.

Gangtok Hill Station History

Gangtok is a famous hill station in India. It lies at a height of 5,800 ft, in the middle of a Himalayan setting, with world's 3rd tallest height Kanchenjunga at its east, and overlooking the river Ranikhola.

Gangtok History

Gangtok is situated in Northern East part of India in lower Himalayas in state of Sikkim.  It is located at a height of approx. 1780m on the top of sea level and has a pleasant mild weather all through the year. Mixing of diverse cultures in region makes this city a heaven on earth. It has several attractions which attract people from the all around the world.

Some Facts about Gangtok

Gangtok Area

954 sq km.

Gangtok Climate

Tropical, temperate and alpine climate

Gangtok Maximum Temperature

16.6°C

Gangtok Minimum Temperature

10°C

Gangtok Literacy Rate

82%

Weather & Best Season of Gangtok

The weather of Gangtok is meek all through the year. So, you can take a tour to Gangtok anytime of the year.

Gangtok Attractions

Government Institute of Cottage Industry

It was opened in the year of 1857. It is also named as Directorate of Handlooms and Handicrafts. It is an attempt to promote and preserve Sikkim’s art and culture. Here you can purchase a variety of Sikkim’s handicrafts, such as, Choktsees, hand-painted masks, lamp stands, bamboo-craft, woolen carpets, clothes, embroidered boots, Thangkas and many more. It is counted one of the most popular visitor attractions in Gangtok. Several visitors come here to know about the actual knowledge about Sikkim’s handicrafts and art.

Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology

This impressive institute is a place where you can have a glimpse of the outstanding collection of priceless and uncommon Buddhist icons, Buddhist books and old manuscripts. It is an old Tibetan architecture and situated at Deorali. The institute was established to promote and encourage research on culture, traditions and languages of Tibet and on Mahayana Buddhism.

Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa)

Do-Drul Chorten is crowded by tourists all through the year from all parts of India and abroad, such is its beauty. Built in 1950, it is considered one of the major stupas in the state; Do-Drul Chorten is a well-regarded place for Tibetan Buddhists.

Deer Park

          

 The Deer Park came up in the year of 1950. It offers a striking view of the hills. This park is also known as Rustomji Park. It houses the Red Panda and Himalayan Bear in cages. This park has a royal statue of the Lord Buddha.           

Enchery Monastery

The Enchery Monastery was reconstructed in the year, 1932. If you are making a plan to Gangtok in the month of January, then don't forget to visit the monastery to see the Cham or mask dance.

White Hall

The White Hall was made in the year 1932. It is located on Ridge and shows the distinctive British architecture. Two-storied edifice was made in the reminiscence of Claude White, who was the first Political Officer of state.

Additional places to see in Gangtok Sikkim are Rumtek Monastery, Flower Exhibition Center, Tsongo Lake, the Ridge, Himalayan Zoological Park, Tasuklakhang, Labrang Monastery, Sa-Ngor-Chotshog Centre and Kechopari Lake.

How to Reach Gangtok

How to Reach Gangtok by Air: Bagdogra is the adjoining airport from Sikkim. From the airport, it will get simply take 4 hours to arrive at Gangtok. The airport offers flights from Gangtok to most of the states of the country. The Sikkim Helicopter Service through Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) offers daily services to take passengers from Bagdogra to sikkim as according to prior bookings.

How to Reach Gangtok by Train: Taking at train to Gangtok can be a good method of getting there. New Jalpaiguri is the closest railway station from Gangtok. It will take simply 4 hours to reach Gangtok from the railway station. Railways are well linked with other main destinations of the country.

How to Reach Gangtok by Road: Buses might be a reasonable and economic way of transport as well. If you are traveling from Siliguri, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong, travelling through the road can be affordable and easier.

Gangtok What to See

  1. Chorten, a stupa built in 1945
  2. Deer Park
  3. Orchid Sanctuary
  4. Tsukla-Khang
  5. Enchey Monastery
  6. Research Institute of Tibetology

Gangtok Excursion

  1. Orchidarium (14 km.)
  2. Rumtek Monastery (24 km.)
  3. Phodang (28 km.)
  4. Pemayangtse Monastery (137 km.)
  5. Changu Lake (35Km.)
  6. Chungthang (95Km.)
  7. Ganesh Tok (7Km.)
  8. Hanuman Tok (11Km.)
  9. Kabi Longstok (25Km.)
  10. Kabi Longtsok (17Km.)
  11. Menmecho Lake (20Km.)
  12. Phoodong Monastery (40Km.)
  13. Tashi View Point (8Km.)
  14. The Ipecac Garden (14Km.)
  15. Yumthang (149Km.)
  16. Yumthang Hot Springs (135Km.)

Gangtok Hill Station Prime Attractions

  • Deer Park
  • Dul-Dul Chorten
  • Government Institute Of Cottage Industries
  • Kabi Longstok (25-km)
  • Kangchendzonga National Park
  • Kechopari Lake
  • Labrang Monastery
  • Lachung
  • Pemayangtse Monastery
  • Phurchachu Reshi Hot Springs
  • Research Institute of Tibetology
  • Rumtek Monastery
  • Tasuklakhang - The Royal Chapel
  • The Ridge
  • Tsomgo Lake
  • White Hall
  • Yaksey

Gangtok Hill Station Hotels / Resorts

Hetel / Resort Name Rent
The Sikkim Continental, Gangtok NA
The Silk Route Residency, Gangtok INR 1800
Mayfair Gangtok Spa Resort, Gangtok INR 8250
The Sidlon Residency, Gangtok NA
Orange Village Resort , Gangtok NA
Royal Plaza, Gangtok INR 3520
Hotel Nor Khill, Gangtok INR 6400
Hotel Golden Heights, Gangtok INR 2100
Hotel Tashi Delek, Gangtok INR 2970
Hotel Golden Pagoda , Gangtok INR 1075
Hotel Central, Gangtok INR 1700
Hotel Crystal Palace, Gangtok NA
Hotel Soyang, Gangtok NA
The Hidden Forest Retreat, Gangtok NA
Hotel New Castle, Gangtok NA