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Gangtok

Gangtok

Weather

Gangtok is cool and moderate round the year. Summers (March to June) are very mild with temperature around 23 degree Celsius. During winters (December to February), the temperature dips to 4-6 degree Celsius. Monsoon in Gangtok starts from June and lasts till September with intense torrential rain fall. Landslides and blocks are common during this time. October and November being moderate, is the ideal visiting time and so is the mild summers. 

How To Reach

By Road:

Gangtok is 110 km from Siliguri and is connected with other places through NH31A (Gangtok to Siliguri).  Gangtok is 94 kms from Darjeeling, 125 kms from Pelling and 80 kms from Kalimpong. Regular buse services and taxis connects Gangtok with its neighbouring towns.


By Air:

Nearest airport to Gangtok is Bagdogra, which is at a distance of 130 kms. Helicopter flights are available from Bagdogra to Gangtok. 



By Rail:

Jalpaiguri which is at a distance of 98 kms and NJP Siliguri (125 kms ) are the nearest stations to Gangtok. Siliguri is directly connected to New Delhi, Calcutta and other Indian cities.


Overview

In this jet-set age, it’s heartening to know that there are still some unspoilt beautiful places in this world. Gangtok is one such hidden gem in the treasure trove of India. Travellers who want to experience a whole new world in India; still craving to let loose the adventurous in you, Gangtok would be the ideal choice. Take a break amidst the surreal environs of Gangtok surrounded by peaceful and scenic monasteries, majestic white mountains, cool lakes and fresh air.

 

True to its name - ‘hill top’, Gangtok is steeply layered along a sharp mountain ridge, 1700 mtrs above, in North-East India. Nothing can excel the place in its romantic ambience as well as beauty the spectacular views it offers. The glimpse of Kanchenjunga poking its pointy white nose above in Sikkim– Nepal border is amazing. Gangtok is the biggest town of Sikkim and a land of monasteries. The Tibetan-style Buddhist monasteries (gompas) adding vermilion splashes to the green hills makes it ideally romantic as well as serene.

 

You cannot look for man-made wonders in Gangtok, but its unspoiled natural beauty is unique. Pristine mountains dotted with monasteries, friendly village folks, chirping birds, vibrant orchids,wild life, and ample opportunities for adventure await you in Gantok.

 

Because of the diverse populace like Buddhists, Chinese, Tibetans and Nepalese, Gantok is also famous for its many colourful festivals. Adventure lovers can indulge in a host of activities like trekking, biking tour, rafting, archery and angling here. Gangtok is equally famous for its hang gliding and yak safari. Quiet romancers may roam around the tranquil monasteries, hill sides and lakes, to experience a true idyllic atmosphere.