Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim in the North Eastern region of India. It is an important tourist destination with mountain valleys, mountain passes, bio reserves, UNESCO sites, waterfalls and lakes. It is a scenic place on the lower Himalayas of the eastern parts of India. Gangtok is a budget friendly and tourist friendly place in Sikkim, India.
It is advisable to book Gangtok tour package from Kolkata to beat the rush. It is an all-season tourists place. You must check you tour packages contain the below mentioned places to visit in Gangtok tour.
Best Places To Visit In Gangtok For An Amazing Vacation:
Nathu La Pass:
The Nathu La Pass marks the Indo China Border in Sikkim. This place has an altitude of 14,140 ft above the mean sea level. It is a snow fed pass and looks heavenly in all season. You can see the China area and the Bhutan Mountain from this pass. You have to get permit to visit the place by 24-hours from Gangtok. This mountain pass will look more beautiful during winter season. You must not stress pass on to the military areas of this place.
This is a high-altitude mountain lake (12,313 ft) near to Gangtok. The beauty of this lake is it changes its watercolour during all four seasons. Yet the lake water will be in frozen condition from November to February. This is a scenic lake surrounded with pine forest. This is an oval shaped lake and looks beautiful with shadow of its surrounding mountain on the lake.
Banjhakri Water Falls:
This is a cool waterfall, which arise out of a natural spring in Gangtok. It has two drops from the height of 98 ft. It is a beautiful place with lush greenery and recreational places for the kids. The beauty of this falls is it has vertical fall and the second drop is on a horizontal rock. The water at the second drop once again forms a cascade. It is the best place to take a bath and relish yourself.
This is the best place to see the heavenly Himalayas on the Eastern region. The winter month is the best to visit this place to see the snow-clad mountain ranges. You can play with snow and take beautiful photos with snow and clouds. You can see many small waterfalls and spring on the way to Mt. Katao. You must not stress pass on to the military areas of this place.
Tashi View Point:
This is a surreal place to take photography once in Gangtok tour. You can have the splendid view of the faraway snow caped mountain peaks. You can see the surrounding valley and the mountain with mist flowing over the mountain. It is the best place to relax with Mother Nature.
You must not miss the ropeway once in Gangtok. This ropeway passes from two hills on the adjacent side of the Gangtok City. You can get a complete aerial view of the city. It takes a 20-minutes ride, and you can see the surrounding mountains too. The ropeway trip will look more mystic during the winter due to flow of mountain mists.
It is the valley of flowers in Gangtok. It has 24 varieties of rhododendron and in multi-coloured flowers. The best season to see theses flower blossom is in-between February and June. This is the best place to take postcard photos with flowers as backdrop.
Seven Sisters Waterfalls:
This is a scenic waterfall with many drops. It is a stopover place in between Gangtok to Lachung highway. You can see this as main attraction by traveling through this highway. It is a scenic place to take photos of this waterfall as the backdrop.
Kanchendzonga National Park:
This is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sikkim. You can see the Mt. Kanchenjunga from this park. It is the best place to take photos of snow-clad mountain ranges. It is a vast place to trek on the lap of Mother Nature.
This is a hilltop temple with surreal lush greenery surrounding. This temple itself looks holly on this hill. You can view the surrounding mountains from this place. You can see the major Himalayan Mountain peak from this temple. The view of Gangtok city is visible from this hilltop.
Darjeeling Gangtok tour package from Kolkata is the best to book online. You can get some discounts and offers.