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Gangtok

4 ★
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PlaceGangtok
AreaSikkim, India
Language Nepali, English, Hindi, Sikkimese, Lepcha
WeatherSummer 10°C to 18°C, Winter 0°C to 4°C
Plan before:11 days
Prices starting: 1436/night
Best Time: January, April, May
Ideal Duration4 - 7 Days
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Gangtok Overview
157 customer reviews | 1 answered questions

Rating
Excellent (82)
Very good (36)
Average (21)
Poor (8)
Terrible (10)
Do's & Dont's in Gangtok
  • Must See
    100%
  • Comfortable clothes
    100%
  • Parking
    88%
  • Food Joints
    100%
  • Hidden gem
    89%
  • Cleanliness
    66%
Ranking
Ranked 1 out of 8 Places to visit in Sikkim
Ranked 4 in Hill Stations tours
Best time to visit for Solo - March, May, December
Best time to visit for Couple - January, April, May
Best time to visit for Family and Friends - March, April, May

Ideal duration for holidays in Gangtok is 4 - 7 Days, Best for Weeklong trips
Popular amongst travelers from kolkata, siliguri, mumbai, patna, gangtok
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Things to do in Gangtok
About Gangtok
Currency: Rupees - INR
Pincode: 737101

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. It is an incomparable hill resort of northeast regions of India and it is doubtlessly one of the most frequently visited places in India. Gangtok is situated on the ridge of a hillock at an altitude of 1,700 metre.

It is very widely known and esteemed for its scenic beauty and striking views of the mount Kanchenjunga, 3rd highest peak in the world. The hill resort is about 110 km from Siliguri and it is very well linked with other important places of this region.

With ious cultures and religions thriving in perfect concord, Gangtok has proved that 'unity in diversity' exists in Sikkim. Sikkimeses possess firm bonding with their antique customs and traditions. Gangtok is emphatically not behind the rest of the places in the world in terms of modernization and urbanization. The town has broad roads, discotheques, educational institutes, fast-food centres, flyovers, posh markets, state-of-art hospital, and all other advanced and modern comforts that the heart can want for.
 

Fast Facts

Weather

Summer 10 to 28 C
Winter -5 to 16 C

Best Season

Sept - Jun

Getting to Gangtok

AIR

The nearest airport is Bagdogra near Siliguri, which is at a distance of 124 km from Gangtok. This airport is connected to Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. International travelers can get connecting flights from Kolkata or Delhi. Both are well connected with many cities in India and abroad.
Helicopter services are available from Bagdogra to Gangtok, only once during a day. It takes about 20 minutes to cover one way journey.

RAIL

The nearest rail is New Jalpaiguri, which is nearly 148 km away from Gangtok. This is well connected to most of the major cities in India.

ROAD

The Gangtok city is well connected to other cities in Sikkim and the neighboring states by bus services. Private tourist buses are available from Gangtok to Bagdogra 124 km and to Siliguri 114 km.
 


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Gangtok Reviews (157)
Vikram Singh
from Kolkata, India
5 ★
My overall experience in Gangtok was Excellent.
Vikrant
from Delhi, India
5 ★
Memorable trip with family
Mohit
from Kolkata, India
5 ★
No photography is allowed here.
Dr Abhishek
from Kolkata, India
5 ★
My overall experience in Gangtok was Excellent. There is no entrance fee.
Koushik
from Patna, India
4 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Gangtok was Very Good
ROSHAN LATA
from New Delhi, India
1 ★
NOT SO GOOD.
Roshan Lata
from New Delhi, India
2 ★
NOT HAPPY.
E Tapan Kumar
from Gangtok, India
1 ★
Tour agent TAJ INDIA HOLIDAYS is fraud. Dont trust him.
ROSHAN LATA
from New Delhi, India
1 ★
ACCORDING TO ITINERARY KUCHH bhi nahi sightsseing nahi karvaya. TOTALLY BAKWAS. INDIAN OUR TRIP IS FRAUD AND CHEATER.SIRF AUR SIRF CHANGU LAKE HI DIKHAYA.
Anand
from Delhi, India
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Gangtok was Excellent
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Traveler Questions & Answers
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Q : Local market in Gangtok?
A :
The main market of Gangtok for tourists is M.G market where many shops are lined up selling various shopping stuffs for people and for Hand loom stuff you can check the Directorate of Handicrafts and Hand looms at the end of Tibet road.
By Pankaj on 25th Apr, 2018

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