Gangtok the Capital of Sikkim is known across the globe for its interwoven charm of nature speckled beauty and Buddhist tradition. This beautiful hilly town is visited by scores of tourists for pleasurable holidays.
Gangtok the land of scenic charm is visited by scores of tourists throughout the year from several parts of the globe. This beautiful hilly town is the capital and largest town of the Sikkim state. It is located in the Shivalik Hills of the eastern Himalayan range at an altitude of 1,437 meters above sea level.
Large numbers of tourists prefer Gangtok Tours to witness the speckled charm of nature and a pretty blend of the old and the new traditions and culture. Some of the popular attractions of Gangtok Tour are:
It is beautiful 200 years Buddhist Monastery situated on a hilltop 3 km away from the city center. This monastery was built on the site which was blessed by the Tantrik guru Lame Druptab Karpn, who is recognized for his flying powers. The architectural pattern of this monastery resembles the form of a Chinese Pagoda. This monastery is an important seat of the Nyingma order of Buddhism. During the visit to this monastery tourist gets an opportunity to see many preserved religious artifacts like images of Gods, Goddesses and other religious objects.
Do Drul Chorten
This is the biggest and most important stupa in Sikkim, which was built in the year 1945 under the administration of late Truslshi Rimpoche. It is among the popular attractions of Gangtok Tour renowned for its 108 prayer wheels (Mani-Lhakor) . There are some mantras engraved in these prayer wheels and turning this wheel is considered to be auspicious. Devotees as well visitors turn these prayer wheels, read and chant mantras for Almighty blessings.
Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary
It is another most visited attraction of Gangtok situated 20 km away from the city center. This wildlife reserve is renowned for its exotic and varied collections of flora and fauna, which enthrall tourists during their visit to this place. Its location at an altitude of 7,000 feet above sea level makes it a perfect place to enjoy the speckled charm of nature.
The topographical location makes Gangtok a picturesque destination which calls on the large number of tourists from across the globe. Some of the other known tourist attractions of this place are Labrang Monastery, Rumtek Monastery, Tsomgo Lake, Khecheopalri Lake and Deer Park.