SIKKIM - Gangtok

Altitude : 1574 mts
STD Code 
: 03592

Perched atop a ridge at a height of 1574 mts above sea level as a perfect symbol of the confluence of the past and present – Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, which today is a busy town bustling with


hectic activity, overlooking the Ranipool river. It’s means ‘High Hill.’ Gangtok only became the capital in the mid 1800s (previous capitals were at Yuksom and Rabdentse).

Besides the captivating scenic beauty around the hills and dales of Gangtok , there are many places of interest for the tourist to savour.

Gangtok has delightful blends of turquoise roof tops in the shape of pagoda style, colourful parks, lively bazaar in the centre surrounded by hills harmoniously blended into the serenity of the distance and with the majestic Khangchendzonga looking into the horizon to provide it a magnificent view. Gangtok has its own charm, which serves as a perfect base for exploring Sikkim

  Overview of Sikkim       Tours  
  Social Indicators       Treks  
  Places of Interest       Resorts  
  Gangtok       North Sikkim  
  Dances & Festivals       Village Tour  
  People of Sikkim       Mountain Biking  
  Flora & Fauna       Jeep Safari  
          Specilised Tour  





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MARCOPOLO WORLD TRAVELS, Tibet Road, Gangtok -737101, Sikkim, India.
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