If you visit North Sikkim you will find a different world all together. What fascinates any traveller most of this hill station is the unique feel which is so different from the rest of the country. Gangtok is the capital of the state Sikkim and it has everything to flaunt their culture and beauty. Gangtok is the largest town in the state and it is lies in the high hills. Gangtok is actually a part of the great mountain Himalaya and it has got the name Gangtok as it means “hillside”. Gangtok is the combination of beautiful hill and lush greenery.
What to see in Gangtok?
There are lots of spectacular places to visit like Batasia Loop, Botanical Gardens, Chowrasta, Dhoom Gompa, Happy Valley Estate, Kanchenjunga View etc. You can also the see beauty of kanchanjhanga sunrise, it will surely be a lifetime experience. If you are trekk lover then you can also visit Himalayan Mounteneering Institute and museums to get valuable information about trekking and hiking. You can visit nearby tourist spots like Darjeeling and Siliguri and enjoy famous toy train ride and observery hill, Senchal lake etc.
Gangtok is a land of Monastry and they are so enchanting that you will get mesmerized by the surroundings. Enchey Monastery, is a must visit place in Gangtok as its has 200 years of history to surprise you. Deer Park is another gem of Gangtok. This is a perfect place to relax and watch beautiful deers. Don't miss the place Phurchachu Reshi Hot Spring as this place is really worthy to visit. The famous holy cave Kadosangphu is also situated near this spring. People from all over the world visit and take bath in this hot spring as it cures many diseases. Khechepalri Lake is another place to see. This is a beautiful lake surrounded by hills that make this place more magnetic. You must heard about the place named “Nathula”, which is located 14500 feet above the sea level. This is the highest motorable road decorated by natural flora and fauna.
Weather in Gangtok
Gangtok is a perfect place for adventure activities, so choosing a right time will be beneficial for travellers. People mostly visit Gangtok in autumn season because in this time you can get clear skies, spectacular sceneries of mysterious Himalayas. In autumn the whole place decorated with tulip flowers, green lush that make this place look like a paradise. Everything in Gangtok is so refreshing that you will not want to come back home. It will rejuvenate you immensely. All the travel buffs should visit Gangtok in their lifetime once.