Gangtok, with magnificent views of Kanchenjunga, uniqueness and vibrancy in colors of culture and tradition, infused into the stunning sceneries and just the right dash of subtle city life is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the area

The name meaning hill-top, Gangtok can be safely said to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in the country. With everything in just the right amount from a blend of cultural identities to urbanization, Gangtok is a breathing and dynamic bit of paradise of the north east. It has an amazing view of mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak in the world. Also like everything around it, Gangtok is abundant in natural beauty and has various natural attractions such as the Tsomgo Lake, Ban Jhakri falls, Tashi viewpoint and more. Other places to visit include the Enchey Monastery, Ganesh Tok, Do Drul Chorten Rumtek Monastery and many more.

Directions by road from the nearest airport

Weather forecast

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    Monday

    12/18

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    Clouds and some sun this morning with more clouds for this afternoon. High 61F. Winds light and variable.

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    Tuesday

    12/19

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    Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 62F. Winds light and variable.

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    Wednesday

    12/20

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    Sunny along with a few clouds. High 63F. Winds light and variable.

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    Thursday

    12/21

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    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 62F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

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    Friday

    12/22

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    Partly cloudy skies. High around 60F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

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Getting there

Closest By Air

Bagdogra

130 Kms 5 hours

Closest By Rail

Siliguri

111 Kms 4 hours

New Jalpaiguri

125 Kms 5 hours

Closest By Road

Gangtok

7 Kms 15 mins

Siliguri

115 Kms 4 hours

New Jalpaiguri

93 Kms 5 hours

Kanchenjunga

Ganesh Tok

Enchey Monastery

Do Drul Chorten

Ban Jhakri Falls

Southsikkim

Northsikkim

Kalimpong

Darjeeling

Aritar

Places to Stay

You can find all kind of hotels and resorts here. You can also find homestays and lodges in this town.

Restaurants

Gangtok is home to almost everything that the cuisine of this area has to offer in its most rich, splendid, authentic form with a flattering variety of options. What is impossible to miss in Gangtok includes Momos, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk, Thenthuk and more, along with a Sikkim style meat patty called Shah-Phaley.
Along with this you get to choose from a huge variety of authentic soups almost unique to the area. Chang is a locally made alcoholic beverage and is a must try while here. Authentic Tibetan and Indo-Chinese cuisines are also available in the restaurants and must also be tried.

9’INE Native Cuisine

Sikkimese, Tibetan, Nepalese
11AM-9PM
INR 300-700

Sikkim’s Set Meal with Chicken, Fermented Soybean, Dim sums, Mushroom Kachi and Pork fry are some of the specialties which are served in this place. 9’INE Natives provides a very lazy ambience to relax and enjoy.

New Market, M G Marg, Namnam Area, Gangtok

Taste of Tibet

Tibetan
10AM-9PM
INR 100-300

If you wish to enjoy the authentic taste of Tibet’s cuisine, this one is an apt place to be. Try momos and other Tibetan dishes like Thukpa, Gyathuk and Thenthuk, while here. This place is remarkably popular among the youth to spend some great time with friends.

MG Marg, Gangtok

Bakers Cafe

Bakery, Cafe
9AM-8PM
INR 40-300

A nice place to hang out with friends for hot coffee and tasty chai. Refreshing lemon iced tea, croissants, baguettes, paninis, pizzas and pastries are also offered here.

MG Road, Gangtok, Sikkim

Parivar Restaurant

North-Indian, South-Indian
9AM-10:30PM
INR 100-200

If you are looking for authentic Indian food in Gangtok, Parivar restaurant is the place to be. Filling dosas, piping hot Idlis, yummy sambhar with coconut chutney as well as North Indian thalis are available here.

MG Road,Arithang, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101

Cafe Culture

Indian, Asian
11AM-3PM & 7PM-11PM
INR 400-800

A very authentic multi-cuisine restaurant offering some lip-smacking dishes, this place is among a few of the well-known cafes of Gangtok. The Tibetan plain bread and Shyaphale and Tibetan meat pies are its specialty and a must-try here, which are also not so heavy on your budget.

Secretariat Road,GangtoK

Gangtalk

Tibetan
11AM-11PM
INR 100

With a very cozy decor and comfortable seating, Gangtalk is one of the popular restaurants of Gangtok promising some quality food. Steamy momos and finger-licking non-veg delights leave an everlasting impression on your taste buds.

Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Arithang, Yama Tower, Gangtok

Commuting Within Gangtok

Since there are a lot of sightseeing places in Gangtok, taxis are the most convenient modes of transport within the city. There are also state-run buses with very nominal fares which facilitate internal commuting. One can also look for shared buses/jeeps to cover all local sightseeing places with relatively economical charges.