Wreathed in clouds, Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim located on a ridge, provides a spectacular view of the snow-peaked Kanchenjunga.the third highest peak in the world. Located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,410 ft.), Gangtok houses people of different ethnicity such as Nepali, Lepchas and Bhutia. This is one place which many tourists like to combine along with a visit to Darjeeling. This is mainly because of the proximity of the two places as well as easy access. And while in Gangtok, tourists visit several other places including the wonderland of Yumthang valley in north Sikkim, and Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass in East Sikkim, Pelling in west Sikkim etc. 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 northeast. Today, Gangtok is a cosmopolitan city with all kinds of modern amenities one would like. It has a vibrant nightlife and several nightclubs, restaurants, shopping complexes, pool parlours. Also, with the presence of so many monasteries, religious educational institutions, and Tibetology centres, Gangtok has emerged as a major centre of Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning.
Gangtok - Places to Visit
Tourists can be a part of the cosmopolitan culture and relish the variety of local delicacies served here. So if you wish to explore tea gardens or monasteries, parks or lakes, temples or waterfalls, wildlife or clubs, this city has it all. Gangtok is home to many monasteries and a land of education. The largest monastery Rumtek Monastery is the seat of the Karmapa Lama, the third highest monk in Tibetan Buddhism. The beautiful monastery enshrines a golden stupa which contains relics like statues and paintings that belong to the 16th Karmapa. Pemayangste Monastery is also one important one in Gangtok. Spend some time with nature by visiting Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, Deorali Orchid Sanctury, Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Gardens and Himalayan Zoological Park.
Accommodation in Gangtok
The availability of the budget hotels around here, will make your stay comfortable, making it convenient to know this city more! Best economic hotels in Gangtok are available at OYO. You can find variety of hotels here which will provide you comfort and best services. Book a hotel in Gangtok by visiting to our page and using the filters. You can experience services and luxuries equal to 5 star hotels in Gangtok. Hotels for couples in Gangtok are also available so that you can enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Get pampered by staying at the best hotel within budget and take services equal to 3 star hotels in Gangtok near the posh areas such as Mall Road, M.G. Marg, Deorali, Bus Stand etc. Likewise, OYO Rooms is a perfect option for those wanting to stay at hotels which offers services better than 3 star hotels in Gangtok. OYO Premium is one of Gangtok’s finest luxury boutique hotels located strategically in Gangtok. OYO offers the best deal for a comfortable and affordable stay while being one of the best budget hotels in Gangtok. If you are looking for a comfortable stay with modern amenities, there are large number hotels in Gangtok offering a variety of accommodations from budget hotels to the most lavish properties. OYO offers services better than 2 star hotels in Gangtok which provide comfortable and budget accommodation who wish to have a homely feel during their stay near M.G. Road.
One can stay at hotels near Bus stand in Gangtok to enjoy the easy connectivity to other parts of city. Famous among honeymooners, Kodiakanal offers many hotels for couples in Gangtok and in major areas. Be a part of Gangtok’s cultural and happening life by staying at hotels which provide services equivalent to 4 star hotels in Gangtok around Deorali but within a budget. Explore the famous tourist attractions by staying at the budget hotels in Gangtok. OYO Rooms, India’s Largest Branded Network of Hotels offers a varied range of hotels in Gangtok. You can experiences comfort and leisure by staying at hotel which will provide services better than 2 star hotels in Gangtok and 3 star hotels in Gangtok which are easily available in the budget category. Experience the comfort equal to 4 star hotels in Gangtok by staying at OYO Premium hotels.
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Gangtok hotels and resorts with tariff list are visible on our Gangtok page to make your choice easier and make your bookings quicker. Gangtok hotels contact numbers are provided to our customers when they book the hotel to let them enquire about their queries. Honeymooners can easily find their hotels as OYO offers hotels for couples in Gangtok at nominal rates. Hotels in Gangtok with swimming pool are available with our hotel amenities filter. Best family hotels in Gangtok are easy to find with OYO.
Events in Gangtok
Saga Dawa Festival
: May-June Saga Dawa is a sacred festival of Sikkim. On the day of the festival, the people, especially the Mahayana Buddhists gather in temples to pay due honor to the Lord Buddha for blessing them with the supreme bliss of life and various other gifts. They light up lamps, usually butter lamps following which a colorful procession of monks playing musical instruments and devotees carrying holy texts, portraits and statues of Lord Buddha is taken out in Gangtok as well as in other towns and villages. People gather in the streets to touch their heads with the holy scriptures in order to receive blessings. Held in the month of May or June, many tourists visit Gangtok to witness the magnificent carnival. Book a stay in any OYO property in Gangtok to get the best deals on your stay and enjoy this delightful festival.