Best Time to Visit Gangtok
Catch the stunning views of the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain from. Best time to visit this town is in January and this ancient place can be enjoyed with the local mask dance called the ‘Cham’. In fact, Gangtok is filled with monasteries and is major Buddhism worshipped place, with its teachings and culture. It’s one of the cleanest cities in the whole wide world, properly organised. The main reason why it’s called the Switzerland of the East.
Planning to visit Gangtok in the month of December, must visit the Palace of the Chogyal (Monarch) which is open to the public during the Pang Lhabsol festival.
Gangtok is an experience you will cherish for the whole lifetime. Just love the simplicity of life at a leisurely pace. On the outskirts lie dense forests of poplar, birch, oak, and elm, as well as evergreen, coniferous trees of the wet alpine zone that are the gems of Gangtok to visit for any curious traveller. Visit Gangtok and spot several rare varieties at flower shops in the city where orchids are quite commonly found. Bamboos are also abundant. The biggest and abundantly visible attraction in Gangtok is the simple charm of the city that too with nature.
One of the often visited places in your Gangtok tour is the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. It was built in 1958 as a research centre for Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Not just being a museum of traditional and old facts, they also sell Buddhist related religious books and other moments of the craft. Nearby is a gompa(sort of monastery) for young lamas. The Tsuk-La-Khang or Royal Chapel is the spiritual place of worship for the Buddhists and is the huge religious relic, generally open during the Losar festival. Another important monastery is the Enchey Gompa.
The tourists/ visitors in their Gangtok tour can have complete enjoyment with thrilling adventure, awesome climate, spiritual and religious tours and unparalleled exotic natural beauty. it is a cosmopolitan city offering all the best possible amenities to their travellers here. Cyber cafes, pubs, pool parlours, malls, night clubs and Shopping complexes are available in good number for those who love the nightlife. There are luxurious hotels like The Golden Crest, Hotel New Castle, Hotel Sonam Delek etc. Visit and explore Gangtok, you will find the best.