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Gangtok
Gangtok MapGangtok is the capital city of Sikkim, the second smallest state of India. Famous for its monasteries, and picturesque views of the Himalayas, Gangtok is among the important hill station of the country. In Gangtok offers smooth blend of both custom and modernity. Located 1547 m above sea level, Gangtok has some important Buddhist religious sites as well. The unspoilt natural beauty, calm Chortens or Stupas, and elderly monasteries makes it a very unique travelling experience.

Gangtok’s Buddhist past is the draw for visitors, evident in the extensive collection at the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology established in 1958, Tsuk-La-Khang or Royal Chapel, Enchey Gompa and Do-Drul Chorten (tower) - of the most important in Sikkim.

Gangtok Facts

• Population 25024

• Altitude 1547 m

• Languages Nepali, Sikkimese, Bhutia, Lepcha, Hindi, English

• Best Time to Visit Throughout the year

• STD Code 03592


Tourist Attractions in Gangtok

Gangtok is in itself a pretty place to move around. It houses sites like the Do Drul Chorten, the most important ‘stupa’ of Sikkim, the Enchey monastery or the solitary temple, Orchid Sanctuary with its marvellous collection of orchids & the picturesque Tashi Ling offering an amazing view of the Kanchenjunga peak. The Namgyal Institute of Research & the Tsuk la Khang the principal place of worship for the local Buddhists housing a giant collection of scriptures are other places that are worth visiting.

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