Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim state and is a hill station in the Himalyan region. Gangtok is famous for its natural beauty and culture. Gangtok is the nerve center of many tourist spots around this small and beautiful state of Sikkim. There are plenty of hotels to match different budgets and local taxis will take you around Gangok and far places.
MG (Mahatma Gandhi) road is the best place to spend your evening at Gangtok. This shopping area has flowers gardens and water fountains at center of the street. Vehicles are not allowed inside this market along the MG Road. This market remains close on Tuesday of all weeks.
In the local tourist circuit there are two different tours, one is seven point tours and other is ten point tour. Contact your local operator for more details or a customized package tour of places around Gangtok.
Local sightseeing: Seven point tour at Gangtok includes Rumtek Monastery
J.N Botanical Garden
Shanti View Point
Tibetology ( Museum )
Rumtek monastery is located at a distance of 24 Kms from Gangtok and some Seven point tours does not include Rumtek Monastry and JN Botanical Garden and in that place includes Tashi View point, Ganesh Tok are included. This seven point tour takes nearly four hours to cover.
With all the points included the package is popularly known as ten point tour
The handicrafts center is located at Zero point is a treasure house of ethnic designs.
If you are at Gangtok you must visit ropeways or cable car located at Deorali market. This cable care journey is not included any local tour packages and this place can be easily reached by taking a local cab from any hotel. This rope way of about 1 km long has three entry points or stops. The lowest point is at Deorali market and the highest point is at Tashiling ( below the state secretariat ). There is a mid point stop at Nam-Nang. One can enter from any point and return to same point after touching other two points. Cable car journey provides spectacular view of Gangtok market, valley and assembly hall of state of Sikkim on its 15 to 20 minutes journey. The ticket fee for adult is Rs 50 and Rs 30 for kids below 6 years. One can carry a video camera by paying a fee of Rs 50. No extra charge for normal still camera.
Peace Pagoda and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology ( Museum ) are located at Deorali. Museum entry fee is Rupees 5 and cameras not allowed inside the main complex.