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East Sikkim Tour

  • 1. Gangtok - The Capital of Sikkim

    •      Gangtok - is a municipality, the capital and the largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. It also is the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an altitude of 1,650 m (5,410 ft). The town's one lakh (hundred thousand) population belongs to different ethnicities such as Nepalese, Lepchas and Bhutia. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mild temperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim's tourism industry.

      Gangtok Sight Scene Points :

      1. Tashi Viewpoint, Gangtok

      It is located 8 km from Gangtok, from where the visitors can get a perfect view snow range of mount Kanchenjunga. Read More

      2. Saramsa Garden

      Saramsa Garden is nestled between the hill slopes of Gangtok and Pakyong about 14 km away from the Gangtok. Read More

      3. Ganesh Tok

      This is a view point in Gangtok.It has a small Ganesh Temple. The view of the city is very beautiful from here. Read More

      4. Hanuman Tok

      Hanuman Tok is a Hindu temple complex which is located in upper reaches of Gangtok. It is dedicated to lord Hanuman, the Monkey God. The temple is maintained by the Indian army. Read More

    • 5. Ropeway Gangtok

      If you are in Gangtok you must visit rope-way or cable cars located at Deorali market. This rope way of about 1 km long about 15 to 20 Minutes ride Read More

      6. Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms

      This center was instituted with the objective of promoting and preserving the rich arts and crafts of Sikkim. Read More

      7. Ban Jhakri water falls

      This is located on the route to Ranka Monastery & 6 kms from Gangtok, surrounded by trees and gushing mountain stream. Read More

      8. Rumtek Monastery

      It is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located around 16 Kms from Gangtok. It was originally built in 16th century. Read More

      9. Ranka Monastery

      It is a fairly peaceful place with long line of prayer wheels just near the entrance. Read More

      10. Enchey Monastery

      The monastery is built on a stunning ridge of a hill above the Gangtok city in 1909. It is located on the Nathula Road. Read More

      11. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

      It is a is a Tibet museum in Gangtok. The foundation stone of the institute was laid by the 14th Dalai Lama 1957. Read More

      12. Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, Rumtek

      This garden is located nearby Rumtek Monastery. This garden is home to various species of plants and Himalayan flowers. Read More

      13. Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary

      It is 20 kms from Gangtok & famous for varied flora ( bamboo, champa, ferns, katus, kimbu, oak, orchids, rhododendrons etc) and fauna ( bearcat, civet cat, Himalayan black bear, red panda etc). Read More

      14. Do-drul Chorten Stupa

      This stupa was built by Trulshik Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945. Read More

      15. Mandakini Water Falls

      It is about 4 km from Gangtok which adds beauty of Gangtok. Water falls from a height and creates rainbow around the water. Read More

      16. M. G. Road - Gangtok

      M.G. Road is one of the central attractions in Gangtok. One can find all Brand for shopping, foods - North and south plus Pubs and Disco here. Read More

  • 2. Nathulla Pass

         Nathu La (Devanagari नाथू ला; Tibetan: རྣ་ཐོས་ལ་, IAST: Nāthū Lā, Chinese: 乃堆拉山口 Nǎiduīlā Shānkǒu) is a mountain pass in the Himalayas. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The pass, at 4,310 m (14,140 ft) above mean sea level, forms a part of an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road.

          Nathu means "listening ears" and La means "pass" in Tibetan. On the Indian side, the pass is 54 km east of Gangtok on JN Marg and only citizens of India can visit this pass.         Read More...

  • 3. Changu Lake & Baba Mandir

         Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim, some 40 kilometres away from Gangtok at altitude of 12,400 ft. The Chinese border crossing is only some 5 kilometres east-northeast in a straight line, but some 18 kilometres by road. Indian Postal Service released a stamp on the lake on 2006. Read More...

         Major "Baba" Harbhajan Singh was an Indian army soldier who died near the Nathula Pass in eastern Sikkim, India. He is revered by soldiers of the Indian army as the "Hero of Nathula" and the army men have also built a shrine in his honour.. Read More...

  • 4. Aritar & Zulup

    •       Aritar a region in East Sikkim of India under Rongli Sub-Division, is known for its natural and landscaped beauty. It is located on the edge of the Himalayas, & can be reached in about 4 hours drive from Gangtok via either Pakyong or Rangpo. The Aritar Lake (Ghati-Tso) is a nearby attraction, as are traditional villages and monasteries such as Lingsay. Visitors may also stay in a British-built bungalow of 1895 located half km below the lake. Isolated from the rest of the state, on the far eastern border of Sikkim and bounded by Mt. Kanchendzonga, the region is covered by lush forest, mountains & rivers. Read More...

            Zuluk offers breathtaking view of the sunrise. The rising of the sun is a phenomenon which is beyond description. The snow clad tip of the Khangehenzonga with sun rays illuminating the peak in a spectacular view. One has to see it to believe it. Perched on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in East Sikkim, Zuluk is a hamlet close to The Indo China border. It is located at an altitude of 3000 meters(10000 ft) and is a relatively new and offbeat tourist destination. Read More...