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.
OYO also offers long stay options for those who are looking for hotels in Gangtok for a longer duration within a budget. OYO Homestay offers stay like home in Gangtok with nominal prices. Hotels in Gangtok below 2500 are available which can be searched by using the price filters. There are multiple hotels in Gangtok for travellers visiting the city for work but with a desire to explore the rich culture of the city.
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.
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Questions and Answers
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What are some of the best economy accommodations near the market area?
There are many affordable and comfortable OYO Rooms accommodations centrally located in the main market area, MG Marg. Few good options are:
Is Gangtok covered by metro/bus network? What is the best way to travel across the city?
There is no dedicated local bus service in Gangtok. However, you will find cost-efficient taxis for local travel which is one of the best ways to travel across the city. You will get a shared taxi for Rs. 10 or you can hire a full taxi for Rs 50. The fare for half day sightseeing will cost you around Rs.1250 while full day will cost around Rs 3000 to Rs. 4000.
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What are some of the budget and premium accommodation options in Gangtok?
OYO Rooms have many budget hotels and premium accommodations in Gangtok offering many modern amenities for a comfortable stay. Here are a few:
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What is a good time to visit Gangtok?
Gangtok is a beautiful hill station which has pleasant weather for the most time of the year. Summer is the most ideal time to visit this place which begins in March and ends in June. During monsoons, the place witnesses’ heavy rainfall causing landslides and therefore it is not recommended to make plans to visit this place. October and November is also a great time to visit this place when you can enjoy the clear views of the enchanting Himalayan peaks. During December to February, temperatures can go below freezing point and the higher regions receive snowfall making this place quite chilly.
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What are the best places and activities in Gangtok?
While in Gangtok, visit the most popular sightseeing places such as Rumtek Monastery, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Enchey Monastery and Himalayan Zoological Park. Ban Jhakri falls is a perfect recreation spot and a major sightseeing destination in Gangtok. Go to Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok and Tashi viewpoint to enjoy the beautiful views of the mountain range. The historic Nathu La Pass is a must visit when in Gangtok and you can also visit Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple situated on the road between Nathula and Jelepla Pass. Enjoy a bumpy yak ride at Lake Tsomgo and get mesmerized by the blue waters and savour the piping hot soupy noodles and tea served by the nearby stalls. Head out for paragliding or a ropeway cable ride over Gangtok city or Go River rafting at Teesta River and trekking in Goecha La Trek or mountain biking from Gangtok to Rangpo and make your trip an adventurous and fun one.
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What is the best food that you can eat in Gangtok?
You will find a flattering variety of food to eat while in Gangtok. MG Marg is a central place in Gangtok where you will find almost all major restaurants and cafes. Go to 9’INE Natives to enjoy Sikkim’s popular meal with chicken, fermented soybean, dim sums, mushroom kachi and pork fry. Eat momos and wontons at Roll House, Baker’s Cafe, Taste of Tibet, Thukpa at Denzong Inn, Gyathuk and Thenthuk at Taste of Tibet are other local delicacies to try. For north Indian and south Indian food, Parivar restaurant is a good place to enjoy dosas, sambhar and other foods. Cafe culture is a multi-cuisine restaurant but is widely known for its Tibetan plain bread, Shyaphale and Tibetan meat pies while Chopstick and Dragon Wok serves good Chinese food. For mouth-watering biryani, go to Khan uncle’s biryani house. Cafe fiction serves paninis, cakes and delicious grilled sandwiches that you can relish, besides Cafe Royale, the Coffee shop and Cafe Live and Loud are also some good places to hang out.
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How to enjoy the nightlife in Gangtok?
Go for a walk on MG Marg which is pedestrian only area and is the cleanest part of the city. There are a few clubs and pubs where you can have a few drinks and groove to the music like Cafe Life and Loud, X-cape, Lounge 31a and Pub 25. Infinity Futsal is a sports club and a pub where you will find live rap sessions and Cosplay evenings. Homeground Sports Bar is another go-to place where you can spend your evening playing snooker and football on tables. When in Gangtok, you cannot miss going to Casinos such as Mayfair and Casino Deltin Denzong. Get ready for an enthusiastic nightlife and have fun chilling out at these amazing places.
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What are the unexplored places in Gangtok?
There are many beautiful places situated near Gangtok which are worth exploring. Namchi offers a beautiful view of the Ranjit valley and Khangchendzonga range and there are few monasteries and Buddhist pilgrim centers too. Yuksom is a great place for trekking enthusiasts while Ravangla is adorned for tea estates and monasteries. Mangan is not very far from Gangtok and is known for its beautiful and peaceful monasteries. Witness and explore the best of this place which will take your breath away and give you memories to remember.