Gangtok Tourism, Culture, Travel Package And Precautions

Gangtok weather, hotels, resorts and best places to visit

Gangtok is a beautiful city of state Sikkim. It is renowned for its panoramic views and cultural heritage. The city of Gangtok is also referred to as “Lofty Hill”. The most famous Gangtok Monastery was built in 1716 is a center of attraction. Picturesque scenery of nature in Gangtok will take your breath away. Gangtok is populous for its hot springs and monasteries. You should visit some of the popular places of Gangtok such as Labrang Monastery, The Deer Park, Dul-Dul Chorten, Kangchendzonga National Park, Phurchachu Reshi hot springs, Rumtek Monastery, Yumey Samdong, Kechopari Lake, Kabi Longstok and Tsomgo Lake.

Some of the jaunts in Gangtok are Hanuman Tok, Changu Lake, Phoodong Monastery and Chungthang. Gangtok is also well known for its wooden handicrafts, carpets, bags and articrafts that can be shopped. They represent glitzy culture of Gangtok. Popular excursion from Gangtok is to Changu Lake, Chungthang, Hanuman Tok and Phoodong Monastery among others. Trekking will make your each and every day full of enthusiasm and you will be exited to explore the site. The best time to visit this beauteous city is between April-June and September-November. The city can be reached through roads which will give you the astonishing view of surroundings.

Culture Of Gangtok

Gangtok comprises of magnificent culture that’s add glory to the city. The stunning religious festival, mouth watering cuisines, folk music and sports all together forms an attractive cultural heritage of Gangtok. The notable festivals of Gangtok are Tihar, Holi, Dashain, Christmus, Bhutias, Maghe Sankranti, Lepchas, Ram Navami, Buddha Jayanti, Dalai Lama Birthday, Chotrul DuchenDrupka Teshi, Loosong, Saga Dawa, Bhumchu and Lhabab Duechen. They all are important festivals of mixture of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India.

Gangtok surprises people from its lip smacking cuisines like momos, Wai-Wai, Thukpa, Fakthu, Chowmein, Gyathuk, Thenthuk, Shah Phaley and Gack-Ko Soup. People love to hear western rock music, Nepali rock music, Hindi pop songs and Nepali lyrics of Gangtok as they are quite famous. The monetary costumed dances of Gangtok are Chhaams. The most popular games of this city are cricket, archery and football. Paljor Stadium is a famous stadium of Gangtok which hosts football matches. An eye catching handicraft that reflects the culture of Gangtok is Thangka which is made up of fabric decorated by appealing colors.

Gangtok Tour Packages

Gangtok Tour And Travel Packages
1. Gangtok tour packages: Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 10,000.
2. Gangtok holiday packages: Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 10,000.
3. Gangtok hotels packages: Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 10,000.
4. Gangtok resort packages: Rs. 4,000 to Rs. 10,000.

Gangtok Travel Guide Tips With Precautions To Visit

1. Visiting Gangtok during springs, autumns and winters should be done because they are pleasant.
2. Winters are the best time to visit Gangtok for honeymoon couples.
3. Monsoons are heavy and should be avoided.
4. Snowfalls and trekking can be enjoyed during winters.
5. You can opt. auto rickshaws and taxis for moving around.
6. Carry change to give taxi, bus and rickshaw drivers.