Things to do in Gangtok

The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok lies in the lap of mighty Himalayas and is said to provide alcohol or weed like highness to the traveler.

From its chilling to the gorgeous hilltop hotels, the city offers surreal scenaries which you will never be able to refuse.

Sadly it does not belong to the group of happening cities in India, still it has lot of tourist attractions in many ways. Let us explore them all:

  1. Cable Ride
  • Zig-zag thrill from Deorali to Tashiling is one of the most amazing tourist attractions
  • a double cable ropeway car that carries up to 24 passengers, best part is you cannot sit in the car
  1. Yak Safari
  • one of the most unique experience
  • a slow and steady ride that takes you on a tour of entire Gangtok holding you to the hump of this huge mountain animal
  • it will give you a top of the world experience through the crazy terrain, amid the angelic beauty of Sikkim
  • popular trails of Yak Safari are in Dzongri areas and Tsomgo Lake
  1. Mountain Biking
  • thanks to grueling tracks that have turned into a biker’s delight
  • one of the most amazing adventure is mountain biking
  • it triggers adrenaline and offers a lot of thrill
  1. Tashi View Point
  • floating in the clouds, enjoy the snow capped mountains in the Tashi ranges
  • offers an exceptional view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks on a clear day
  • known for its gorgeous sunrise as well as the mild sunset
  • the peak illuminates by changing the color of sunray as the day progress
  • you can find Phodong and Labrang monasteries on the opposite side of the mountain
  1. Lal Bazaar
  • a congregation of local artisans and farmers of Sikkim
  • one of the ideal spot for shopping in Gangtok
  • you can find melody of colors of different ethnic groups here
  • smell of dried fish, vegetables and cheese permeates venture along the bylanes of the market

Shikha Aakash

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