About Gangtok

Gangtok is a city, municipality, the capital and the largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is also the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Gangtok is in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,410 ft). The town's population of 100,000 are from different ethnicities such as Bhutia, Lepchas and Indian Gorkhas. Within the higher peaks of the Himalaya and with a year-round mild temperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim's tourism industry.

Gangtok rose to prominence as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site after the construction of the Enchey Monastery in 1840. In 1894, the ruling Sikkimese Chogyal, Thutob Namgyal, transferred the capital to Gangtok. In the early 20th century, Gangtok became a major stopover on the trade route between Lhasa in Tibet and cities such as Kolkata (then Calcutta) in British India. After India won its independence from Britain in 1947, Sikkim chose to remain an independent monarchy, with Gangtok as its capital. In 1975, after the integration with the union of India, Gangtok was made India's 22nd state capital.

Recommended Packages for Gangtok

Sweet Eastern Himalayan Tour 7N 8D

7 Nights 8 Days

North East Tranquil Tour 9N 10D

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Delightful North East Tour 6N 7D

Delightful North East Tour 6N 7D

6 Nights 7 Days

Magical North East Tour 8N 9D

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Discover Eastern Himalayan Tour 10N 11D

Discover Eastern Himalayan Tour 10N 11D

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The Northeastern mountain tour

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Peaceful North East Tour 7N 8D

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The Exotic Tour to North East 4N 5D

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Mystery Mountain Tour

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Jewels of the Eastern Himalayas

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Popular Activities in Gangtok

Trekking

  2,000/-

River Rafting

4,000/- 3,600/-

Cycling on Silk Route

20,800/- 18,720/-

Cable Ride

  110/-