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State: Sikkim
District: East Sikkim
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Nepali, Sikkimese, Bhutia, Lepcha, Hindi, English, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang, Sunwar
Best Season: Sept - Jun
Weather: Summer 10 to 28°C, Winter -5 to 16°C
Altitude: 1437 m
Pincode: 737101
STD code: 03592
Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. It is an incomparable hill resort of northeast regions of India and it is doubtlessly one of the most frequently visited places in India. Gangtok is situated on the ridge of a hillock at an altitude of 1,700 metre.

It is very widely known and esteemed for its scenic beauty and striking views of the mount Kanchenjunga, 3rd highest peak in the world. The hill resort is about 110 km from Siliguri and it is very well linked with other important places of this region.

With various cultures and religions thriving in perfect concord, Gangtok has proved that 'unity in diversity' exists in Sikkim. Sikkimeses possess firm bonding with their antique customs and traditions. Gangtok is emphatically not behind the rest of the places in the world in terms of modernization and urbanization. The town has broad roads, discothèques, educational institutes, fast-food centres, flyovers, posh markets, state-of-art hospital, and all other advanced and modern comforts that the heart can want for.

The important destinations present around Gangtok are Darjeeling (94 km), Dzongri, Kalimpong (80 km), Nathula (56 km), Pelling (125 km), Ravangla, Siliguri (110 km), Yuksom, and Yumthang.

So many hotels are available in Gangtok. Some of the super deluxe hotels, which offer wonderful boarding and lodging facility, are Hotel Norkhil, Orange Village, and Hotel Royal Plaza. Soft woolen aprons in summer, warm aprons in winter, and a handy umbrella would be very useful to the visitors.
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Sikkim Snow Festival

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Feb 02, 2012
The Sikkim Snow and Cultural festival is organised on February 2012 for tourists from all over the world. The festival will display the culture, fauna, flora and diversity amidst the beautiful snow-covered valleys.

Bumchu Festival, Sikkim

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Dec 07, 2011
Hailed as one of the most important and historical festivals from the Buddhist clan, Bumchu is celebrated in the state of Sikkim. This festival is a very important and intricate celebration for the Buddhists present in the state.

Hill Towns: Glory of the hills post monsoon

  by Shwetha  on Aug 20, 2010
With monsoons gone by the breezy cold days headed our way, this is the best time to head to hills and enjoy the green canopy and crisp mountain air left behind by the monsoon showers...

Travel within city

The city of Gangtok is one of the prime tourist destinations in India, and is a bustling place that is active throughout the year. Gangtok has a lot of places of interest, and you should make sure that your commute around the city is easy for you to visit all the important places conveniently.


Taxis are a convenient mode of transport in Gangtok. These are also the safest mode of transport and the most preferred mode of transport in the city of Gangtok. You can opt for a taxi ride to any destination within Gangtok, and the charges involved are normally around Rs 100 to 200, depending on the distance covered.


You can also opt for buses to travel around the city of Gangtok. Buses in Gangtok are run by the local government and these SNT buses are taken up by a majority of the population. This is because traveling through a bus is a very economical mode of travel. Bus fares in Gangtok will vary from Rs 3 to 5, depending on the overall distance covered.

Shared Jeep/Mini Bus

You can also opt for shared jeeps or minibuses in order to travel around the city of Gangtok. This is also a cheap mode of transport in the local region. The taxis and jeeps in Gangtok do not run on meter and drivers will normally quote a flat rate. Fares for shares jeeps will be around Rs 20 to 30.


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Comments (39) Reviews (2)
Me and my 9 friends will go to Gangtok on these month on 20.10.13. we are very excited that visit to Gangtok. But we have a question on ours mind that can we see snow on mountain during the visit these October ????? please provide me through by mail..ASAP
Posted by Sudip Das 2 year, 6 months ago
We are planning to visit Dargiling & gangatok on 13 th to 18 th Nov 2013 . with our friend age group 25 To 45 - 14 Nos. Can we see snow mountain during the visit. And what about temp. is it possible snow falls ? Please help me.

Kasture R.D.
Mharashtra Kolhapur
Posted by kasture r.d. 2 year, 8 months ago
I am planning to visit Darjeeling (TiegerHill) and Sikkim end of this year. Can we see the snow mountain during this time? Please help me out.
Posted by Tsutomu Aoki 2 year, 8 months ago
iam planning to visit on last week of july month is it safe for seeing gangtak
Posted by dattu 2 year, 9 months ago
i have booked a room in hotel mayfair from 10th of july'13 to 13th of july ' the journey safe ..i'm totally confused .pls help..very urgent
Posted by keshab mahanta 2 year, 9 months ago
want to visit gangtok from 13th to 17th it a good idea?please help.
Posted by Name 2 year, 9 months ago
Want to visit Gangtok during 4-7 July 2013. Is it a good idea? Please help. I am so confused.
Posted by Megha 2 year, 9 months ago
Would like to visit Gangtok during last week of November with a group of 10 persons of which few are senior citizens. Kindly suggest whether climate suits all and precausions to be taken.
Posted by Vijay Assar 2 year, 10 months ago
as my family going gangtok n darjeeling in 21 june to 27 june should i carry warm clothes or the normel one be enough and it is good time for visit to gangtok
Posted by amit kumar nagori 2 year, 10 months ago
v r planing to visit gangtok n darjeeling siliguri in the end of june...kindly suggest the places to visit and climate details
Posted by ashwani rawal 2 year, 10 months ago

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