(5000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Sikkim | India
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Gangtok is categorised as Hill Station / Pilgrimage / Casino

Tsongmo Lake
Rhenock Monastery
Casino Sikkim - Part of Royal Plaza
Casino Mahjong - Part of Mayfair Gangtok
Dro-dul Chorten (Photo Courtesy: Zeimusu)
Namgyal institute of Tibetology (Photo Courtesy: Nichalp)
View from Ganesh Tok Point (Photo Courtesy: Kailas98)
Himalayan Black Bears at the Park (Photo Courtesy: Nichalp)
Phensang Monastery (Photo Courtesy: walter callens)
Enchey Monastery (Photo Courtesy: Kothanda Srinivasan)
Gangtok Market Centre (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula Pass Views
Baba Mandir

Reasons to Visit
  • Gangtok (5000 ft asl) is capital of Sikkim and a popular hill station in the East India.
  • Gangtok is home to important monasteries and is base town to visit remote North Sikkim areas of Lachung and Lachen.
  • Gangtok lies in close proximity to Enchey Monastery and Rumtek monastery is only 20 kms away
  • Guests travelling to Gangtok also take a day visit to Indo-China border and Tsangu lake
  • Gangtok is base point to visit monasteries of East Sikkim
  • Gangtok is also home to a set of Casinos which is unique to the area.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Gangtok
  • Nearest Railway Station - Darjeeling (98 kms), Kurseong (114 kms), Siliguri (115 kms)
  • Gangtok is an Ex-Siliguri Getaway
  • Gangtok is connected by Air with Kolkata

Gangtok has 15 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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16 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Gangtok

Short Break (4-6 nights)7
Holiday (7 or more)9

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List of Holidays for Gangtok

Short Break

  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim - Darjeeling Short break (6 Nights)
  • Darjeeling + Gangtok Short Break (4 Nights)
  • Extended Gangtok - Darjeeling Short Break (6 Nights)
  • Gangtok and Darjeeling Experience (5 Nights)
  • Gangtok and Darjeeling with Kalimpong (6 Nights)
  • Gangtok with North Sikkim Short Break (5 Nights)
  • Gangtok, Kalimpong and Darjeeling Short Break (5 Nights)


  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim with Lachung (9 Nights)
  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim with North Sikkim (10 Nights)
  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim with North Sikkim and Kalimpong (10 Nights)
  • Best of Sikkim - Darjeeling with Kalimpong (7 Nights)
  • Best of Sikkim with Lachung (7 Nights)
  • Comprehensive Darjeeling - Sikkim (7 Nights)
  • Comprehensive Sikkim and Darjeeling with Kalimpong (8 Nights)
  • Darjeeling - Gangtok with North Sikkim (7 Nights)
  • Gangtok - Darjeeling with Lachung and Kalimpong (8 Nights)

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Gangtok has 15 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Bagdogra and Drop to GangtokRs. 3521
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to BagdograRs. 3521
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to BaiguneyRs. 3521
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to ChalsaRs. 4929
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to DarjeelingRs. 3521
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to FalakataRs. 4694
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to KalimpongRs. 3521
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to Lava, KalimpongRs. 6455
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to Loleygaon, KalimpongRs. 6455
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to NamchiRs. 3521
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to NJPRs. 3521
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to PellingRs. 3521
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to RavangalaRs. 3521
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to RinchenpongRs. 6455
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to SiliguriRs. 3521

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20 Travel Ideas listed for Gangtok. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Gangtok Getaway
  • Mayfair Resort Gangtok Casino Experience
  • Monasteries in and Around Gangtok
  • Monasteries visited ex-Gangtok
  • Royal Plaza Experience

Stay Ideas

  • Denzong Regency getaway
  • Hidden Forest experience
  • Mayfair Resort Gangtok experience
  • Mayfair Resort Gangtok Spa Getaway
  • Norkhill Hotel experience
  • Orange Village Resort experience
  • Saramsa Resort getaway

Festivals linked to Gangtok (Sikkim)

  • Bhumchu
  • Dasain in Sikkim
  • Drukpa Tse Shi
  • Kagyed Dance
  • Lhabab Duchen
  • Losar
  • Phang Lhabsol
  • Saga Dawa Festival

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    A small nursery near town centre being home to many flowers and plant species. Orchids in Summer is an attraction (Apr - May).
    Flower Garden
    Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a Tibet museum in Gangtok since 1958. The institute employs researchers and one of its research programs is a project which seeks to document and digitise the social history of Sikkims approximated 60 monasteries.
    Museum, Institute
    Heritage Museum, Tibetan Buddhism
    Himalayan Zoological Park is located near Ganesh Tok. Its a large Park spread over 205 hectares at 5840 ft asl height and requires a bit of walking to explore it fully. The park is home to Red Pandas, Snow Leopard, Barking Deer, Bears and other animals.
    High Altitude Zoo
    The Enchey Monastery (established in early 20th Century) belonging to the Nyingma order of Buddhism, is located at 6 kms from Gangtok and is a popular option for tourists to visit.
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    Tash view point is situated 4 kms from town centre and offers excellent views of the Kanchenjunga (during winters). Best views are early mornings or late evenings.
    View Point, Adventure
    Himalayan Views
    Ganesh Tok, a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is located on a small hill top on Gangtok-Nathula road at a distance of 7 kms from Gangtok.
    Temple or Holy Place, View Point
    Valley Views, Lord Ganesha
    Hanuman tok is a Lord Hanuman Temple situated a few kms ahead of Ganesh Tok and offers excellent Kanchenjunga views (Winter).
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Hanuman
    Phensang Monastery is a Buddhist monastery of the Nyingmapa Order, 9 kms north of Gangtok
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    Banjhakri falls is a typical touristy spot in Sikkim having waterfalls with a height of about 40 ft at 10 kms from Gangtok.
    Natural Wonders
    Dro-dul Chorten is a stupa in Gangtok. The stupa was built by Trulshik Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945. Inside this stupa, a complete set of Dorjee Phurba, Kangyur relics (Holy Books) and other religious objects. Around the stupa are 108 prayer wheels.
    Buddhist Monastery
    Saramsa Garden is situated at 14 kms from Gangtok and is a popular arrival point for locals and tourists in the evening. Saramsa is also where International flower festival is held. For flowers best season is April - May.
    Lingdum Monastery also known as Ranka monastery is an ancient monastery situated at 14 kms from Gangtok and is a part of the pilgrimage circuit. It is the seat of Zurmang Charwang Rimpoche.
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    On the way to North Sikkim, before Phodong, is Kabi Longstok, where the treaty of brotherhood between the Lepcha Chieftain-Tekong Tek and the Tibetan Chief Khye Bumbsa was signed. The spot where the treaty was signed is marked by a memorial stone.
    Historic Site
    Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden near Rumtek offers more than 50 different type of trees. Its a relaxing place near Rumtek monastery and popular tourist spot.
    Rumtek is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery on outskirts of Gangtok. Rumtek is the largest and one of the most significant of all monasteries in Sikkim. Originally built by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje in 16th century, Rumtek was rebuild in 1960s to its formal glory.
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    32 km from Gangtok, a set of 7 waterfall cascades and a popular stopover on Gangtok - Lachung route.
    Natural Wonders
    Phodong Monastery is a Buddhist monastery built in the early 18th century but an older monastery had pre-existed the current one. 9th Karmapa was invited by the king of Sikkim, where he founded three monasteries. Phodong is one of them. The monastery has a residence of approximately 260 monks and has a numerous collection of some ancient murals.
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    Captain "Baba" Harbhajan Singh was an Indian army soldier who died near the Nathula Pass. He is revered by the soldiers of the Indian army, who have built a shrine in his honour. Baba Mandir is a popular tourist visit enroute Nathula Pass excursion.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Tsongmo Lake (Changu Lake) is a high altitude lake (12400 ft asl) enroute to Nathula Pass offering exceptional himalayan beauty.
    Lake or Riverside
    High Altitude Lake
    Nathula Pass is the India - China border check post. The drive is rugged however the panorama on offer is exceptional and therefore offers a sense of adventure. Nathula Pass area is at about 14000 ft asl and visited alongwith Tsongmo Lake (Changu Lake) and Baba Mandir. Permit required for guests to visit Nathula Pass.
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
    Rhenock Monastery is situated 63 kms east of Gangtok, 6 km South-West of Rongli and Pakyong (7 km). Khatok Monastery near Pakyong is also visited alongwith Rhenock Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism

Destinations within reach from Gangtok

  • Rumtek ( 30 Km )

    Rumtek Monastery (4500 ft) is located 24 km from Gangtok. The monastery is currently the largest more

  • Mangan ( 65 Km )

    Mangan (4000 ft asl) is the district headquarters of North Sikkim and is base town before reaching more

  • Kalimpong ( 73 Km )

    Kalimpong is about Buddhist Monasteries, Hindu Temples, and Christian Churches. Flowers, Orchids more

  • Namchi ( 75 Km )

    Namchi is a hillside hamlet commands panoramic view of the snow capped mountains (Oct - March) and more

  • Baiguney ( 85 Km )

    Baiguney is home to Zuri, a destination resort and where guests can enjoy luxury resort experience more

  • Zuluk ( 90 Km )

    Zuluk is a small village atop a hill in Sikkim that falls on the historic Silk Route from Tibet to more

  • Pelling ( 110 Km )

    Pelling located in West Sikkim (6800 ft) is mainly for Himalayan views and monasteries, most more

  • Lachen ( 112 Km )

    Lachen (8500 ft asl) commands a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains. The town forms the base more

  • Lachung ( 124 Km )

    Lachung (8600 ft asl) this is a small riverside village best visited in Summer. It offers snow more

  • Chalsa ( 128 Km )

    Chalsa in the Doors region (1800 ft) is spread over 130 kms by 40 kms and is known for its tea more

  • Mirik ( 160 Km )

    Mirik is a local getaway ex-siliguri. Set around the Sumendu Lake, the area is surrounded by a more

  • Falakata ( 200 Km )

    Falakata is a tea plantation area and lies in close proximity to Jaldapara and Garumara wildlife more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Around Mall1 km radius around Mall road where some hotels are situated and from where guests can walk upto the city centre areas.Holiday7
Gangtok OutskirtsAreas beyond 1 km radius where a number of popular hotels and resorts are situated Holiday4
Mall RoadBusy city centre where shops, restaurants and hotels are situated. Business/Holiday1
RanipoolRanipool is situated enroute to Rumtek at 12 kms from the town centre. Prominent mountain resorts are situated here. Preferred location for guests looking to stay away from town centre.Holiday/Getaway3
Airport in Gangtok
  • Pakyong Airport ( PYG ) , Gangtok
Nearest Railway Stations in Gangtok
  • Darjeeling ( DJ ), Darjeeling-98 Kms
Recommended travel connections to Gangtok from Major Cities.

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