Top Places to Visit in Gangtok

Top Places to Visit in Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.

Singhik Viewpoint –

A small and picturesque hamlet, Singhik is located around four kms away from Mangan. The popular Singhik View Point offers the most magnificent view of Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Siniolchu . Surrounded by lush green hills, with the Teesta River flowing below it, Singhik is a great place to take a short break in before heading on to the other destinations of North Sikkim. For those who want to linger, a tourist lodge is available close by for night halts. The area also has a number of interesting short nature trails for 1 to 3 days along the higher ridges of the surrounding hills.

Seven Sister Water Falls –

Seven Sisters Waterfalls is located on the road to North Sikkim. The extremely captivating waterfalls facilitates the tourists to savour the perfect beauty. This place gives an awe-inspiring view of seven different waterfalls flowing from the same hill. Besides delivering a serene picturesque view, it is also an excellent picnic spot among the tourists.

Tsomgo Lake –

Tsomgo Lake, also known as Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim, some 40 kilometres from the capital Gangtok. It is a 50 meters deep and 1 km long lake that is not just a tourist point, but also an important holy place among the locals. This lake houses a Lord Shiva temple that adds to the tranquility of this lake.

BanJhakri Falls –

The Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park is a recreation centre and tourist attraction near Gangtok, in the state of Sikkim, India. Spanned across an area of 2 acres, these are striking falls encompassed by lush greens from all around. There are well-laid footbridges and pathways all over the water stream that offers a convenient walk through the falls. There are numerous ethnic sculptures and figures of the jhakri culture built on the falls that add to its beauty.

Gurudongmar Lake –

Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and in India, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft, in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is considered sacred by Buddhists, Sikhs and Hindus. It is one of the biggest lakes in the world that is surrounded by snow-clad mountains from all around. According to the locals, the lake was frozen almost throughout the year and it is after the blessings and prayers of Guru Dongmar that the small part of the lake is never frozen.

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