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Explore Gangtok's Seven Places

Explore Gangtok's Seven Places

Gangtok, the capital and the largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,410 ft). The town's population of 100,000 belongs to different ethnicities such as Nepalis, Lepchas, and Bhutia. Gangtok is at the center of Sikkim's tourism industry. It is a beautiful hill town and many tourists like to combine along with a visit to Darjeeling. 

One can easily reach to Gangtok as it's Distance from the nearest major railway station is 126kms, from Bagdogra airport 124kms, from Siliguri 114kms, and from Darjeeling 98kms. There are many beautiful locales to visit in Gangtok, let's know about some of them. 

1. Rumtek monastery:

There are many world-famous monuments in the Gangtok. Some are several hundred years old. The oldest is the Rumtek Monastery, which was built in 1700 and is the center of learning the largest Buddhist religion in the whole country.

2. Himalayan Zoological Park

This is a different type of zoo because many animals are kept in the atmosphere of the forest. The park spread over 230 acres. It is 6 km away from the city of Gangtok. In this park you can roam by train or can walk. It is famous for many rare animals. Here black beers, snow leopard, common leopard, leopard cat, Tibetan wolf can be seen.

3. Tisomago lake

If you going to the Gangtok then definitely see this lake. It is surrounded by high mountains. The fun to roam here is when you do yak safari. 

4. Poyyongse Monastery:

This is Sikkim's second oldest monastery. It was designed by Lama Lahatsun Champo in 1705. For its unique crafts, people come to see this monastery.