Left to Right: Woman weaving a shawl,Spices for sale at
local market, Prayer Flags, Wheel of life mural at Rumtek
The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is
a popular hill station destination in the East. This small town,
lies atop a ridge, at an altitude of 5,800 ft, amidst a
Himalayan setting, with the world's third tallest peak
Kanchenjunga at its east, and overlooking the river Ranikhola.
Gangtok meaning 'lofty hill' was said to have been a small
village until it gained the status of an important pilgrimage
centre with the building of the Enchey Monastery in 1840. In
1975 with the end of the monarchical rule, Sikkim was made an
official state of India with its capital at Gangtok.
There are many
activities to keep you engaged in Gangtok, we have for you a
sample itinerary, but we would live to make one specially for