Gangtok - The Land of Monasteries

Sikkim is a beautiful and a small state of India. It has a huge collection of beautiful places that everyone wants to visit. One among the cities is Gangtok which is a glorious city that you must visit and while returning you will have a huge bag pack of memories of beautiful past. Here are some must Visit Places in Gangtok.

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1. Nathu La Mountain Pass

Natula, one of the highest motorable road in the world, is basically is a mountain pass in Himalayan peak. You can rent bikes and travel the mountain pass with your friends. To rent the bikes the driver should have a valid driving license you need to pay on the spot and need to inform 2 days prior for renting bikes during the ride you will experience beautiful sceneries all around you as the mountains will be covered with snow and also the Changu Lake. So if you are forward to go Gangtok don't miss this place.

  
  

2. MG Road, Gangtok

MG Road is a central shopping hub of this beautiful city with various shops, restaurants, and hotels lined up along both sides. MG Road is the heart of Gangtok and its most happening place. Some of the great items that you can buy form here are Tibetan Carpet, Sikkim Tea, Thangkas, Wall Hangings and much more. More over you can have a visit to Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, Ganesh tok view point, Thakurbai Temple, Phensong Monastery and many more places near MG road. So this is a place where you can have shopping as well as you can visit more places near this place.

  
  

3. Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok

The Rumtek Monastery is one of the largest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim, perched on top of a hill 23 km from Gangtok. Originally called as the Dharma Chakra Centre, it belongs to the Kargyu sect of Buddhists who originated in Tibet in the 12th century. Verdant green mountains surround the monastery and thus serves as a visual treat besides being a focal point for spiritual solace. If you climb on top to the Rumtek Monastery, you can have a breathtaking view of the whole Gangtok town situated right opposite the hill. Besides this, the architecture of the striking monastery is one of the finest in the world.

  
  

4. Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok

Perched between the mountains at a dizzying height of 12400 ft above sea level, the Tsomgo Lake is one of the few high-altitude lakes in India situated on the Gangtok - Nathu La highway. Also popularly known as Changu Lake, it is a part of every tourist's itinerary and for a good reason - the overwhelming scenic beauty. Enveloped by steep snow-capped mountains and resting between a bright green carpet of alpine forests, the charming beauty of Tsogmo Lake is bound to leave you in awe. The lake's mesmerising scenic allure combined with its legendary significance to the locals definitely makes it a must visit attraction of Sikkim.

  
  

Tsomgo Lake is a glacial lake that derives its water from the melting snows of the mountains around it. This glacial lake is famous for its colour changing waters. Monsoons see a bright aquamarine lake whereas, in the winters, it freezes into a translucent cover of ice. As the summer approaches in mid-May, the periphery of this lake is dotted with a thousand blossoming flowers that lend the waters a riot of vibrant colours.

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