Top 5 Places To Explore In Gangtok With Your Family

Top 5 Places To Explore In Gangtok With Your Family


The lively Northeast Indian state of Sikkim is imprinted with ethereal beauty. From snow-laden terrains, and mountain peaks, forests, waterfalls, lakes, hamlets, and Himalayan wildflowers to river streams, Sikkim captures natural beauty to the hilt. If you’re planning a family trip to Sikkim, Gangtok would be the ideal location, especially if you have elderly and kids.

The Land of Monasteries Gangtok has ample destinations for its visitors worldwide. Located in East Sikkim, Gangtok snuggly nestles at a height of 1650 m., established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site. Avail of Gangtok family tour package at an inclusive price.

Given below are five locations in Gangtok that you can explore with your family/loved ones:

MG Marg

The sole pedestrian road in Gangtok is MG Marg. The road stretches over about 1 km, settled downtown in Gangtok, offering city vibes. Bounded by Victorian lamps, shopping centers, restaurants, benches, and the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi, MG Marg is India’s first smoking, spit, and litter-free zone, an ideal place for the elderly. You can take a leisurely stroll in the region. Get a low-cost Gangtok tour package from Kolkata and customize it.

Tashi View Point

Tashi Viewpoint is a popular local sightseeing site in Gangtok, snuggly aligned at a height of 6100 feet. At a distance of 7 km from the heart of Gangtok, Tashi Viewpoint sits and serves a jaw-dropping, panoramic view of Gangtok city and Himalayan peaks, such as Mt Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu. Famous Phodong Monastery and Labrang Monastery are seeable from this site.

Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek Monastery is situated at a distance of about 23 km from the heart of Gangtok City. And, this is the largest monastery in Gangtok and Sikkim. This important Buddhist monastery was built by Gyalwa Karmapa, the 16th Karmapa of the monastery, in the 1960s, a dwelling place for community monks. The environment of the monastery is surrounded by lush greenery. It takes around 22 km from Gangtok to reach Rumtek Monastery.

Hanuman Tok

A renowned Hindu temple Hanuman Tok is dedicated to Lord Hanuman settled in the upper reaches of Gangtok, established in 1951. Located at an altitude of 7200 feet, Hanuman Tok sits at a distance of about 11 km from Gangtok. A division of the Army Department of India manages and maintains the Temple.  It has a beautiful garden full of flowers, a mountainous backdrop, and green surroundings. Explore with a budget-friendly Gangtok family tour package.

Enchey Monastery

Noted for its picturesque location, sacred ambiance, and Chaam dance, Enchey Monastery was established in the year of 1909 on the lovely hilltop of Gangtok. The name Monastery stands for “Solitary Monastery”, and it’s a 200-year-old monastery, which takes around 3 km northeast of Gangtok. This monastery is associated with a belief that protecting deities, Khangchendzonga and Yabden, dwell in the monastery.

In the district of Gangtok or East Sikkim, there are many sacred locations to visit and seek blessings. And, it has several high-altitude snow-Alden places like Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, and Old Baba Mandir. Due to its proximity to the international border, it requires special permits (inner line permits) to approach Nathula Pass. Get detailed information and choose your Gangtok package vacation from a reputed tour planner. 

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