Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim. It is a tourist's paradise. Situated at an altitude of 6000 ft above sea level, Gangtok is also called 'Switzerland of the East.' The roads of Gangtok are extremely neat and clean. One can see the snow covered peak of Mt. Khanchendzonga from here. The way from Siliguri to Gangtok is absolutely mind blowing. There are a number of local sightseeing points in Gangtok. Enchey Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Bakthang Waterfalls, Himalayan Zoological Park, Rumtek Monastery are the prime attractions of Gangtok. You can also visit Nathula Pass, Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir from here by conducted tours. Another excursion from Gangtok is Yumthang Valley and Lachung.

How to Reach

You can reach New Jalpaiguri from Kolkata by train. From there you can get jeep or car in sharing basis to reach Gangtok. Or else you can reach Sikkim Nationalised Transport bus terminus in Siliguri by auto and then reach Gangtok by bus. Jeeps are also running from Siliguri to Gangtok.

Accommodation

Hotel Paradise. Tariff - Rs. 800-1200. Tel: 9832036610.
Hotel Woodland. Tariff - Rs. 1500-2000. Tel: 03592-203414.
Hotel Himalayas. Tariff - Rs. 1500, Tel: 03592-202842.
Mayfair Gangtok. Tariff - Rs. 14000-50000. Tel: 03592-250555.

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