India is full of such places that influence the people by their beauty and carved the impressions of beautiful and attractive scenes in their mind forever. So is the case with the place of Gangtok that is counted as one of the best places of the state of India, Sikkim. It is the popular place among tourists and visitors that have the craze for trekking and hiking. It is used to be called the Switzerland of east as it is profligate in nature’s beauty. The town is highly organized and maintained and is famous for the culture of Buddhists. The city strongly resembles the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu.
How to get in Gangtok?
There are many ways to reach the marvelous town of Gangtok. You can visit it by air, by train, or by road. If you want to get in by air, then the nearest airport to Gangtok is Bagdogra Airport that is almost 124 kilometers away from the town. This takes almost 40 minutes’ drive to reach there. Several airlines are connected to Bagdogra airport including Air Deccan, Jet Airlines etc. from this airport is also connected the helicopter services but that depends on the weather conditions of city.
If travelling by road is your priority, then you may have many options. Several vehicles drive to Gangtok daily in Siliguri, which is almost 114 kilometers away from Gangtok and takes only 4 hours to reach.
Places of Attraction
Gangtok is also known as the center of Buddhist learning and culture because of the majority of population of Buddhist there. So there many religious as well as adventurous sites in Gangtok those are worth visiting. These include:
- Tsomgo Lake: Tsomgo Lake is a popular tourist attraction as well as the sacred place for Hindus as a small Shiva temple is also present at its side. The lake is enriched by the lush green meadows surrounding the whole lake and adding to the beauty of Gangtok.
- Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple: another sacred place located at the temple is the focus of tourists because it is renowned place that offers organized Darshan system with the peaceful environment.
- Singhik Viewpoint: a sleepy little town that is famous for its matchless beauty and paradisiacal retreat.
Best Time to visit Gangtok
Months of October to June are the best time to visit Gangtok because winters are just awesome in this region and provide the unparalleled and absolutely attractive view of beautiful India.