Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim. It is one of the most beautiful city one can ever see in our country. This place is a must visit as you will find peace and solace here! So, below mentioned are some of the places to visit in Gangtok which are very famous, if you plan to visit this beautiful city.
MG Road is considered as the heart of Gangtok. The place is the most happening place of the Gangtok. MG road is the central shopping hub of Gangtok. It has various shops, restaurants, and hotels that are lined up along both the sides of the road. MG road is well known for a variety of shops but is also very beautiful which makes it worth visiting. As a tourist, you will be able to see the true culture in this place.
Surely a fascinating place. It’s an open mall or popularly known as boulevard square. MG road is widely considered as the town centre and is the best shopping destination for tourists. This is a great place for the tourists to take a leisurely stroll or just sit on the benches and watch the beautiful lights and amazing culture.
Nathu La Pass
Nathula la pass is one of the highest drive roads in the world. It is a mountain pass in the Himalayan peaks that co joins Sikkim and China. The view is very mesmerizing. Nathula Pass is situated on the Indo Chinese border. The Nathu La Pass is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country.
The place is very beautiful. If you are a nature lover and an explorer then you must visit this place as several people around the world come here to trek and enjoy the scenic beauty of this place. There are a number of waterfalls and beautiful snow peaks that will leave you gazing and enjoying the mesmerizing scene.
The Rumtek Monastery is one of the largest and most important monasteries in Sikkim. Rumtek Monastery was originally known as the Dharma Chakra Centre. The Monastery belongs to the Kargyu sect of Buddhists who were believed to originate in Tibet in the 12th century. The Rumtek monastery is surrounded by beautiful green mountains which look stunning and mesmerizing.
This place is perfect for spiritual peace. This place is perfect for the ones who love exploring and are a die-hard fan of nature. They will be able to find peace, solace and fascinating views here. If you are able to climb on top to the Rumtek Monastery you will be able to see a breathtaking view of the whole Gangtok town that is situated right opposite the hill. Also, the architecture of the monastery is one of the finest in the whole world.
Ganesh Tok is a lovable tourist destination in Gangtok. It is a small temple that is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple is situated on top of a hill which gives a beautiful scenic view to the tourists who come here. The Kanchenjunga hill can also be seen in its true pretty form from here.
Ganesh Tok looks beautiful in the morning. The place is situated at a distance of 6500 m offers mesmerizing views of the mountains which are covered in the snow. however, the temple is however so small that it can only fit one person at a time. The place takes you a step closer to nature with its surreal surroundings and beautiful ambience.
Tsomgo Lake is perched between the mountains at a dizzying height of 12400 ft above sea level. This lake is one of the few high-altitude lakes in India that is situated on the Gangtok-Nathula highway. This lake is a must visit for every tourist and a traveller. You may be amazed by looking this beauty.
The place is considered as a overwhelming scenic beauty. The place is surrounded by steep snow-capped mountains and a bright green beautiful alpine forest. This place’s beauty will leave you in awe. The lake’s mesmerizing scenic beauty along with its legendary importance to the locals definitely makes Tsomgo lake is a must visit attraction of Sikkim.
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple is Situated on the road passing between Nathula and Jelepla Pass. This mandir is the sanctuary which was built at the Samadhi of Baba Harbhajan Singh. It is said that 35 years ago while leading a pack of miles from his division at Tukla to Deng Dhukla in East part of the Sikkim, Sepoy Harbhajan Singh went missing. After searing for hours, his body was discovered after three days by the army of the country.
It is also believed that he was one who led the soldiers to his dead body. After this incident, many soldiers in the team reported that Baba Harbhajan Singh had been coming in their dreams and asking them to build a shrine in his memory. A samadhi was thus made in his memory and called the ‘Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple’. Many people also believe that Baba comes to the temple every night and does his rounds after putting on his Army uniform. People worship him as a saint who guards the lives of soldiers along the border of our country.
Ban Jhakri Falls
Ban jhakri falls is situated at a distance 12 kilometres from gangtok on the way to Ranka monastery. It is a stunning and a beautiful destination for the tourists that spreads over an area of two acres of land. The waterfall which falls from a rocky height of about 40 feet and cascades down with a lot of force is the main attraction of this place.
The place has beautifully landscaped gardens abound the waterfall. Also, it has some beautiful statues of Lyam Lymay, Mangpas, Lepcha, and Ban Jhakri ancestors. The entrance of the park has several recreational activities and refreshment stalls. Along with these recreational stalls the place even has a swimming pool for the visitors of the place.
Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world. the beautiful and the majestic Kanchenjunga is one of the most stunning mountains in the world. It is surrounded by Nepal, Sikkim and Tibet. this mountain was first scaled in the year 1955. After this, the mountain has been declared sacred. Kanchenjunga is a Tibetan name which means ‘The Five Treasures of the High Snow’.The treasures represent the five God, namely gold, silver, gems, grain and holy books.
Along with this, there are a lot of trekking routes in Kanchenjunga which will take you through woody forests and serene countryside. This place is a must for nature lovers who love exploring. They will see the nature at it’s best. The place is not only adventurous but also is very amazing.
Hanuman Tok – A peaceful piece of heaven
Hanuman Tok is popularly known as a peaceful piece of heaven. As the name suggests the place is famous for spiritual and mental peace. Hanuman Tok is a famous tourist attraction.
This age-old Hanuman Temple is located at an elevation of 7,500 ft. the place offers the best views of Khangchendzonga from Gangtok. It is not the spirituality but the peacefulness of the place that has attracts a lot of tourists since ages.