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Gangtok is the beautiful capital city of Sikkim which is home to iconic landmarks, ancient Buddhist monasteries, picturesque plantations and a mixture of fascinating cultures. This charming hill station also boasts boundless natural beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes; from snow-capped peaks to lush valleys and meadows, the region is a nature lover’s haven. The possibilities of Gangtok are endless; you can take a cable ride from Deorali to Tashiling Secretariat, embark on an amazing Yak safari, go river rafting through the Teesta River, enjoy paragliding in the charming village of Reshithang, sample mouth-watering Sikkimese cuisines in local restaurants, stroll around the chic shops and stalls of MG Marg and visit the Himalayan Zoological Park to spot the likes of Himalayan black bears, red pandas, snow leopards and Tibetan wolfs. The Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology is also a must-visit spot in Gangtok with an interesting collection of Sanskrit and Tibetan manuscripts, statues and rare colourful tapestries. Brightsun Travel offers an excellent selection of Gangtok tour packages that take you on an immense sightseeing journey of this city.
Gangtok has plenty of interesting sites and attractions which offer an insight into the city’s rich history. No trip to this city is complete without visiting the hilltop Rumtek Monastery, one of Sikkim’s largest monasteries which is believed to date back to the 12th century with splendid Tibetan paintings, murals, statues and a golden stupa. The Do-Drul Chorten Stupa is another impressive historic attraction in Gangtok, which was constructed in 1945 with more than 100 prayer wheels and relics. You can also step inside the Hanuman Tok, an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman; here you can discover various interesting pictures depicting scenes from Lord Hanuman’s life and enjoy spectacular views of Mount Kanchenjunga. Then there’s the 200 year old Enchey Monastery, a holy pilgrimage site for Buddhists with an array of impressive paintings of gods. Other excellent attractions in Gangtok include the Ganesh Tok, Tsuk La Khang Monastery and Lukshyama, the region’s royal cremation ground with several stupas. Book cheap Gangtok holidays through Brightsun Travel and prepare to discover a great number of stunning landmarks at this hill station.