Top 15 Incredible Places to Visit Around Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim, located at an elevation of 1,650 m in the lap of Himalaya and centre of the tourism industry of Sikkim. Summer and spring are the two most popular tourist seasons in Gangtok, also main base point for trekking, mountaineering, river rafting and other activities of Sikkim tourism.

Hanuman Tok

Hanuman Tok temple is dedicated to lord Hanuman and managed by The Indian Army. There is another famous temple of Lord Gansha, known as Ganesh Tok located near Tashi View point.

Tashi Viewpoint

Tashi Viewpoint is most popular and beautiful hilltop viewpoint in Gangtok, Situated on top of a hill and offers spectacular panorama view of Kanchenjunga and birds eye view of Gangtok.

Rumtek Monastery

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Rumtek Monastery near the capital Gangtok is surrounded by the most favorable places in the city and currently the largest monastery in Sikkim. Lingdum Monastery or Ranka Monastery is another must visit Buddhist monastery in Gangtok along with Enchey Monastery.

Nathula Pass

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Nathu La mountain pass connects Sikkim with Tibet region and part of the ancient Silk Road, located 54 km from Gangtok and a famous attraction in Gangtok.

Tsomgo Lake/ Changu Lake

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Lake Tsomgo or Changu Lake remains frozen during the winter season, located at an elevation of 3,753 m and one of the must on every visitors itinerary to Sikkim.

Khangchendzonga National Park

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Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve or Khangchendzonga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites and India’s first Mixed Heritage site, home to mountain Kangchenjunga, Himalayan black bear, serow, goral and one of the best place to see snow leopard in Sikkim.

Do Drul Chorten

Do Drul Chorten stupa in Gangtok is another most famous attraction in Gangtok, located on the hillock and one of the biggest stupa in Sikkim built by Trulshik Rinpoche.

Namchi (80 km)

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Namchi is situated at a distance of 78 kilometres from the Gangtok and famous for Buxa Formation of Mamley, Namchi and Ralang Monastery, statue of Guru Padmasambhava, statue of Lord Shiva at Siddhesvara Dhaam and Temi Tea Garden.

Ravangla (65 km)

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Ravangla tourist town is situated approximately 65 km away from capital Gangtok and lies between Pelling and Gangtok. One of the largest Gautama Buddha statue in situated in Buddha Park and Upper parts of Ravangla attracts a lot of Himalayan birds and experiences snowfall during winter also home to only tea garden in Sikkim name as Temi Tea Garden.

Zuluk (90 km)

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Zuluk or Dzuluk is one of the most popular offbeat destination in East Sikkim, new tourist destination of Sikkim, located at a height of around 10,000 feet and offers excellent view of the Himalayan mountains also home to variety of flora and fauna.

Lachung (102 km)

Lachung hill station is rated as most picturesque village of Sikkim and also the base camp for trek to Lachung Monastery, Yumthang Valley and Lachen Valley.

Lachen (107 km)

Lachen Town in North Sikkim district is the base for Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake, located about 129 km from Gangtok. The beautiful town of Lachen offers tourist destinations and attraction such as snow-clad mountains, sacred Gurudongmar lake, Frozen lake and unexplored and untouched Chopta Valley.

Yumthang (128 km)

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Yumthang Valley of Flowers and Zero Point are must visit places near Lachung hill station in northeast Sikkim, located at distance of 150 kilometres from the state capital Gangtok.

Pelling (117 km)

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Pelling town of West Sikkim is located at a distance of 131 km from Gangtok, covered with a blanket of snow during winter and home to
numerous waterfalls. Tourist places to visit in and around Pelling are holy Khecheopalri Lake, Hee Burmiok, Rabdentse Palace Ruins and Pemayangtse Monastery.

Yoksum (122 km)

Yuksom is an important tourist destination in West Sikkim and home to list of religious sites, part of the Buddhist circuit and several monasteries such as Sanga Choeling Monastery and Tashiding Monastery. The heritage village of Yoksum is also base camp for treks to Mt. Khangchendzonga and popular trek to Goechala.