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India Today awarded Gangtok as the Cleanliest State of India in 2017 and lonely planet listed Sikkim as a must-visit tourist destination in 2014. So, with time Gangtok is getting glorified for its tranquility, adventurers, and everything that a place of natural beauty has to offer.

History

Like the rest of Sikkim, not much is known about the early history of Gangtok. The earliest records date from the construction of the hermitic Gangtok monastery in 1716. Gangtok remained a small hamlet until the construction of the Enchey Monastery in 1840 made it a pilgrimage center. It became the capital of what was left of Sikkim after an English conquest in the mid-19th century in response to a hostage crisis. After the defeat of the Tibetans by the British, Gangtok became a major stopover in the trade between Tibet and British India at the end of the 19th century. Most of the roads and the telegraph in the area were built during this time.

Geography

Gangtok is located at 27.3325°N 88.6140°E (coordinates of Gangtok head post office).It is situated in the lower Himalayas at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,410 ft).The town lies on one side of a hill, with "The Ridge", a promenade housing the Raj Bhawan, the governor's residence, at one end and the palace, situated at an altitude of about 1,800 m (5,900 ft), at the other. The city is flanked on east and west by two streams, namely Roro Chu and Ranikhola, respectively. These two rivers divide the natural drainage into two parts, the eastern and western parts. Both the streams meet the Ranipul and flow south as the main Ranikhola before it joins the Teesta at Singtam.Most of the roads are steep, with the buildings built on compacted ground alongside them.

CLIMATE

The monsoon season from June to September is characterised by intense torrential rains often causing landslides that block Gangtok's land access to the rest of the country. Rainfall starts to rise from pre-monsoon in May, and peaks during the monsoon, with July recording the highest monthly average of 649.6 mm (25.6 in). In winter temperature averages between 4 °C (39 °F) and 7 °C (45 °F). Snowfall is rare, and in recent times, Gangtok has received snow only in 1990, 2004, 2005 and 2020. Temperatures below freezing are also rare. During this season the weather can be unstable, and change abruptly from bright sunshine and clear skies to heavy rain within a couple of hours. During spring and autumn the weather is generally sunny and mild. Owing to its elevation, Gangtok is often enveloped in fog during the monsoon and winter months

TRANSPORT

Road

Taxis are the most widely available public transport within Gangtok.Most of the residents stay within a few kilometres of the town centre and many have their own vehicles such as two-wheelers and cars.

Rail

The nearest railhead connected to the rest of India is the station of New Jalpaiguri (NJP) in Siliguri, situated 124 km (77 mi) via NH10 away from Gangtok. Work has commenced for a broad gauge railway link from Sevoke in West Bengal to Rangpo in Sikkim that is planned for extension to Gangtok.

Air

Pakyong Airport is a greenfield RCS airport at Pakyong town near Gangtok, the state capital of Sikkim, India.

CULTURE

Apart from the major religious festivals of Dashain, Tihar, Christmas, Holi etc., the diverse ethnic populace of the town celebrates several local festivals. The Lepchas and Bhutias celebrate new year in January, while Tibetans celebrate the new year (Losar) with "Devil Dance" in January–February. The Maghe sankranti, Ram Navami are some of the important Nepalese festivals. Chotrul Duchen, Buddha Jayanti, the birthday of the Dalai Lama, Loosong, Bhumchu, Saga Dawa, Lhabab Duechen and Drupka Teshi are some other festivals, some distinct to local culture and others shared with the rest of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1
NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport - Gangtok
Day 01: NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport - Gangtok (128 Kms. / 5 Hrs) Meet and Greet on arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/ Bagdogra International Airport and transfer to Gangtok (5,500 Ft.). On arrival check-in to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 2
Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir
Day 02: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir (53 Kms. / 3 Hrs. one-way) After breakfast, start for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft. / 37 Kms. / 02 Hrs. from Gangtok) and further drive to Baba Mandir (13,200 ft. / 16 Kms. / 01 Hrs. from Tsomgo Lake). Evening back to Gangtok. Overnight stay at Gangtok. (In case of Land slide or any other reason, if Tsomgo Lake is closed we will provide alternate sightseeing.)
Day 3
Gangtok Full Day Local Sightseeing
Day 03: Gangtok Full Day Local Sightseeing Start for a Full day city tour covering Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Flower show, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre (Closed on Sunday and 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month), Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Dro-dul Chorten, Gonjang Monastery and Banjakhri Falls (maximum 6 hours). Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 4
Gangtok - NJP Rly Station
Day 04: Gangtok - NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport (128 Kms. / 5 Hrs.) After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and take the departure transfers to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/ Bagdogra International Airport for your onward journey.

Price Includes:

    •  Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis. 
    • Meal Plan (as per mentioned above). 
    • Exclusive Non-a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. Please brief to guest that vehicle will not be at disposal it will be available to guest as per itinerary only (point to point basis). 
    • All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary). 
    • Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only. 
    • 5% GST inclusive*.

Price Excludes:

    • Air Fare / Train fare. 
    • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), Ropeway, porterage. 
    • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Entrance Fees & Guide charges. 
    • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot). 
    • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
    • Room Heater Charges. 
    • Insurance. 
    • Anything which is not included in the inclusion.

Cancellation Advance:

  • Cancellation policy is subject to property and it will be offered to guest at the time of booking.

Cancellation penality:

  • Cancellation policy is subject to property and it will be offered to guest at the time of booking.

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