Situated on a ridge and at a height of 5500 from the sea level, Gangtok is Sikkim’s capital. Shrouded with mountains and greenery, it proves to be a perfect place for tourists desiring to revel amidst the lap of Mother Nature. Rendering a very scenic and spectacular view of the Khangchenzonga, it is irresistibly fascinating to the tourists. There are several places to visit in Gangtok. Whichever part of Gangtok you may go, you would always come across a tourist spot. In fact, the whole city and the surroundings are impregnated with the tourist attractions. But before you prepare an itinerary, it is better to know the best time to travel Gangtok.
When should the trip to Gangtok be taken? If you have never been Gangtok before, you may have some doubt about the best time to visit Gangtok and nearby places. The ideal period for visiting Gangtok is from the month of October to June. The weather at this time remains clear and the views of mountains and valleys can be enjoyed. The winter is considered to be the best and is undoubtedly the Gangtok Peak Season. The calm and pleasant weather renders an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful view of high mountains.
There are several hot tourist attractions in Gangtok and notable once are Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Himalayan Zoological park, Changu Lake, Ganesh Tok, Rumtek Monastery, Tashi Viewpoint, Hanuman Tok, Ban Jhakri Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Seven Sister Waterfalls, Enchey Monastery, Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handcrafts and Handlooms, Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, Do-Drul Chorten Stupa, Deer Park and Khangchenzonga Biosphere Reserve etc. The availability of different categories of hotels and other required amenities make it a suitable place for tourists. Bagdora airport is at a distance of about 124 kilometers from Gangtok. The Jalpaiguri railway station serves as the nearest railway station to Gangtok and it is at the distance of about 148 kilometers.