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Gangtok in Sikkim has a little bit of everything. In this beautiful place you will find culture, nature, fun and food.

Gangtok has a bit of everything. In this beautiful place in Sikkim you will find culture, nature, fun and food.
Explore Tibetan monasteries to immerse yourself in the rich Tibetan culture that permeates festivals, music, food, architecture, and the lives of local people.
A trip to discover the monasteries will give you an insight into a different lifestyle. The young monks in red clothes, who learn the subjects of mind and soul, art and science together with meditation, remember a way of life without problems.
On the other hand, rhythms of Nepalese, Hindi and English rock in the alleys and restaurants testify to the northeast as the cradle of rock music culture in the country. For those who love Tibetan food, Gangtok is a delight. Momos, noodles, thukpa, and other local dishes are available across town, leaving little room for complaint. Food lovers by nature, Nepalese people ensure that travelers get a great dining experience.

One of the frequently visited attractions in Gangtok is the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. It was built in 1958 and is a research center for Mahayana Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Buddhist religious books and other handicrafts are not only a museum of traditional and ancient artifacts, but can also be purchased. There is a gompa for young lamas nearby. Tsuk-La-Khang or Royal Chapel is the main place of worship and gathering for Buddhists and a vast repertoire of religious relics. It is open during the Losar Festival. Another important monastery is the Enchey Gompa, which is worth a visit during the festival season from January to February.

Adjacent to the Namgyal Institute is the Orchid Sanctuary, which is home to around 500 orchid varieties. There is a larger orchid sanctuary called the Orchidarium near the main road to Rangpo. There is an exhibition center near the White Hall with seasonal flowers and flowers, bonsai and orchids are a treat for the eyes. You can come here from April to June and from September to November.

The best tourist attractions in Gangtok
Rumtek monastery
Rumtek Monastery is the home of the third highest Tibetan Buddhist monk: the Karmapa Lama. The design of the monastery and stupa complex is based on the design of the Kagyu headquarters in Tibet. It's away from the city and is perfect for thinking and meditating. The natural atmosphere makes the complex scenic and easy on the eyes.

Thu-Drul Chorten
This is a Buddhist stupa that are traditionally places of worship for sacred objects and symbolize peace. Huge Buddhist prayer wheels surround the stupa. The prayer wheels are labeled with mantra and it is believed that the rotation of the wheels spreads the peaceful vibrations of the mantra in the area. Young monks can continue their studies in and around the stupa.

Jhakri waterfall
This 100-foot waterfall is located in a landscaped park with a forest area, about 7 km from Gangtok town and near Ranka Monastery.
There are paved paths and walkways around the park, which is about 2 acres of land with lots of trees and flowering plants inside.
There is also an artificial lake with a kite in the middle. You can paddle a boat on the lake. The entire park is dedicated to shaman culture and you can see Sikkimese architecture throughout the park. There are pavilions in various locations where you can relax while taking in the view of the river that forms at the bottom of the waterfall and the greenery around it.

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
It is a research institute and museum dedicated to the study and research of Tibetan art and culture. The museum displays Tibetan artifacts such as scrolls from manuscripts, paintings on cloth, other objects used for rituals, etc. This is a must see for a history and culture junkie.

Institute for handicraft and weaving machine production
The handicraft and handloom directorate was founded in 1957 with the aim of preserving and promoting the art and craft of the Gangtok. There is plenty to see and buy here, including hand-carved folding tables (choktse), hand-framed carpets with traditional themes, hand-painted masks, scarves, paintings, and wooden dolls.

Exhibition center for flowers
The flower exhibition center shows the flowers of the different parts of Sikkim under one roof, making it a paradise for all nature lovers. Although the flowers are on display here year-round, the annual April-May Flower Show should not be missed, as this is the time when management comes together and showcases numerous varieties of orchids along with other flowers across the state. .

Tsomgo lake
Lake Tsomgo, also known as Lake Tsongmo or Lake Changu, is a glacial lake in the eastern Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim, about 40 kilometers from the capital, Gangtok.

Tashi point of view
It is located in Tashi, about 8 km from Gangtok City. It offers sweeping views of the snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga on a clear day. Indeed, the view of the sunrise from here is unforgettable, you will see the peaks dazzle with the changing colors. But you have to get there before 5 a.m.
In the opposite mountains you can see Phodong and Labrang monasteries.

Kabi Lungstok
Kabi Lungchok is a small town in North Sikkim, about 17 km from Gangtok. It was here that the friendship and brotherhood agreement between the chief Lepcha Thekong Tek and the Tibetan King Khye Bumas, who represents Bhutia, was signed. The literal meaning of Kabi Lungchok is "stone built by our blood". The position of the contract is marked by stone pillars and a place of worship.

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