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  • Gangtok - Description of the City
  • Getting to Gangtok

Gangtok, the capital of the Eastern Indian State of Sikkim, with a backdrop of the Himalayas, offers breathtaking vistas, colourful lifestyles, Buddhist shrines, adventure, watersport, exquisite flora and fauna, including hundreds of varieties of butterflies.
The Rumtek Monastery, which is the largest monastery of its kind in Sikkim and the Phodong Monastery, one of the most beautiful monasteries in the region, are also well worth visiting.
The list of attractions in Gangtok is endless. The small town itself is a beautiful place to move around. It houses sites like the most important stupa of Sikkim, the Do Drul Chorten, the solitary temple or the Enchey Monastery, the marvelous collection of orchids in the Orchid Sanctuary and the picturesque Tashi Ling that provides an astounding view of the Kanchenjunga range. The Namgyal Institute of Research and the Tsuk la Khang, a depository of a large collection of scriptures and the principal place of worship for the local Buddhists, are some of the other places that are worth visiting.

  • By Air -- The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, 120 km away from Gangtok. Bagdogra is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati and Kolkatta by air.
  • By Rail -- New Jalpaiguri is the nearest mainline railhead for Gangtok.
  • By Road -- 120 kms from Bagdogra, and a little over 100 kms each from Darjeeling and Kalimpong, Gangtok is well connected to the other Eastern Hill-stations.

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