Gangtok Tourism, India: Places, Best Time & Travel Guides 2021
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COVID-19 : GANGTOK is in Red Zone
Last Updated: 19 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to GANGTOK?

Entry is restricted in Gangtok from all states. Although, inter district movement within the city is allowed on weekdays.

  • Wearing a mask and following social distancing is mandatory for all, in public spaces.
  • Entry is restricted from all states in India for leisure travel
  • For entry to residents of Gangtok, an e-pass will be required for entry which can be obtained from their official website.
  • Small vehicles can carry only 3 passengers
  • For inter and intra district movement, vehicles having numbers ending with an odd digit can only run on odd dates and vehicles having numbers ending with even digits can only run on even dates. This does not apply to two-wheelers
  • Two-wheelers must only have one person
  • All shops, malls and markets are openRead more

Entry to travellers coming from other states is restricted.

Flights

Pakyong Airport in Gangtok is not yet functional.

Local Transport

Local transport in Gangtok is functional including taxis.

Thrillophilia recommends you to follow all guidelines issued by the Sikkim governement and travel to the state only when deemed safe and the borders reopen.

Inter and intra district movement of people allowed on weekdays Updated: 19 Sep 2020

Inter and intra district movement is being allowed across Sikkim on weekdays with the odd-even stipulation. This does not apply to containment zones.Read more.

Hotels in Gangtok stand closed for travellers Updated: 19 Sep 2020

As the inter-state movement in Sikkim is still restricted, hotels and resorts in Gangtok still stand closed for travellers.

Pakyong Airport of Gangtok stands closed for travellers Updated: 19 Sep 2020

Pakyong Airport in Gangtok stands closed for all travellers as of now. no flights are functional to Gangtok.

Inter state movement restricted in Gangtok Updated: 19 Sep 2020

Entry into Gangtok for lesiure travel is barred as of now and is only allowed to its residents with an e-pass which can be obtained from the official website of Sikkim.

Gangtok, the exotic capital city of Sikkim, is a Buddhist haven. In sync with the Zen philosophy that divinity can only make its way through clear and clean surroundings, Gangtok is an epitome of neatness and is one of the few such places in India. The stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped Mount Kanchenjunga, only add to the Gangokian environs. Offering the best tourist places in Gangtok, this place is also famous for its distinct cuisine, of which Momos and Kinema, are an excellent example. Gangtok is a city of great food, atmospheric sceneries and beautiful Buddhist monasteries, which include Rumtek and Enchey. It has great potential for sightseeing as well, including the Nathu La Pass and Tsomgo Lake. Gangtok is also a testament to the unique fashion sense of the North East. The folks here are known to have a keen sense of style and have a totally refreshing way of wearing the most casual outfits. Gangtok also has a very folksy and indie live-music sentiment. Finally, the people make the place and it is the helpful and friendly citizens of Gangtok, who are true exemplars of the principles of the Buddhist lifestyle.   

Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage. Mountain views act as the backdrop to holidays in Gangtok, where much of the focus also lies on the monasteries, shrines, and temples of this old center of Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage. Local delicacies such as momo (stuffed dumplings) also link Gangtok to Tibet. Use Gangtok as your gateway for exploring the state and beyond, with tour operators offering a number of day excursions and longer trips. To know more about the best tourist places in Gangtok, read below:

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23 November 2019
Excellent
This was my first trip with Thrillophilia as well as with complete strangers. I must say that Thrillophilia did not disappoint me ( nobody is perfect, so be flexible to accept minute glitches) . The whole trip went so smooth , starting from the pick up from airport, the hotels we got, arrangement of permits, site seeing and drop at the airport. Special thanks to Deep ( trip coordinator from tour angle) and Ammu ( my cab driver) . P. S. : if you want to see the flower calf yumthang valley and the frozen Tsomgo and Gurudongmar lake , then the ideal time to visit north Sikkim is March-April. November is the ideal time to witness the pleasant winter of sikkim along with its untouched beauty. Looking forward to travel more with Thrillophilia. P.S: the only problem which we faced was two co- passengers who used to get late for everything and because of them we had to rush from each location because of time constraint ( I totally understand that this things isn’t in the hand of Thrillophilia)
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vehicles provided i.e, Xylo were comfortable enough to make the journey through non existent roads bearable. hotels had all standard facilities.our driver was very compliant. Mr.Deep really coordinated well. package was money's worth. few travellers reached bagdogra at 3pm. Overall tour was enjoyable and exciting as well. advice - On the way to Gurudongmar Lake try coffee jalebi momos at Gaigaon Check post one the highest army check post. have dosa at Thangu valley at the world's highest dosa point. try thukpas ,momos, wai wai all your way. try imli candies buy different kinds of tea from Lal Market Or M. G.Marg black tea, white tea, flavoured green teas (lemon, tulsi, ginger) , chamomile tea, rose tea. Temi tea is a good brand marketed by Govt of Sikkim. Buy Buddhist prayer flags available starting from rs. 20 only . they consider it good omen to receive these flags as a gift.
14 September 2015
Excellent
I am madly and deeply in love with Sikkim. I can't believe a place like this can be so beautiful and still people are unaware about it. Walking through narrow pathways and tiny hamlets on the way make this place all the more interesting and worth the effort.
15 May 2015
Excellent
Kanchenjunga is certainly an epitome of beauty and Sikkim is one place that provides you with panoramic views. loved the entire trekking part. Great place, great people amazing time - thanks to our trek guide who made sure people were satisfied and enjoying the trek.
16 November 2020
Excellent
I wanted to do a quick North East tour with my family as I just had a few leisure days in hand and I am happy to say that Thrillophilia helped me get it right. The itinerary was so good that I didn’t need any changes. The transfers were taken care of, the accommodation was on point, and the local sightseeings were all planned amazingly. The hotels we were made to stay at offered us clean and spacious rooms with hygienic washrooms. We were also served hot and delicious breakfast every morning of our tour and our local driver was very sweet to guide us with the best food outlets for our lunch and dinner. Not to forget, I could also explore the best attractions of Gangtok and Darjeeling with my whole family. My family was really happy and the credit goes to Thrillophilia for their amazing well-planned package.
17 January 2021
Excellent
The 10 days sikkim tour was just amazing as the ground team had made superb arrangements in terms of accommodation, sightseeing, and food. I would say it is one of the well planned and well executed vacation experiences I have ever had in my life. Despite the ongoing covid situation, we managed to make our way to some of the best tourist hotspots and were able to enjoy the alluring vistas all around. The customer support team was very responsive and helped us with all our queries. Thank you Thrillophilia for some of the best memories.
18 December 2020
Superb
Booked a sikkim tour for my parents last month and this was our very first vacation experience with Thrillophilia. Luckily, it was just amazing as they made sure my parents get everything covered in the package starting from hotel accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, pick and drops and what not. Spending 10 days amid the beautiful scenic beauty of sikkim and being pampered with highly personalised offerings has given my parents some everlasting memories to cherish. Taking this tour package from thrillophilia, my parents were able to taste the authentic cuisine of Sikkim as well as get time to interact with the locals to know more about the culture and traditions. I would like to thank every single member of the team who have worked to make this trip a delight. If anyone is planning for a vacation to Sikkim in their holiday vacations, then do consider the package offered by Thrillophilia which is very cost effective as compared to the long list of offerings.
16 January 2021
Excellent
The Sikkim tour with Thrillophilia was just awesome as we were able to spend some of the best days on the hills enjoying the pristine setting far away from our everyday drudgery. The driver assigned to us was very friendly and he made sure we reached our destinations on time, Not to forget our tour guide who was just amazing with his skills as he gave us loads of insights about the heritage places. A big shout out to all those of Thrillophilia for making our trip happening.
18 December 2020
Excellent
Taking the seven days delightful trip of Sikkim with Thrillophilia was just amazing. Everything was very arranged starting from the transportation to the meals provided and from the sightseeing tours to hotel accommodations. The tour guides were very friendly and promising with their attitude. Got to learn more about the tea productions as the guide gave a complete tour of the estates where the view was just mesmerizing. It was indeed a great trip to Sikkim and I would definitely recommend everyone to travel with Thrillophilia if you wish to experience something out of the box. This couple's trip will at all times remain close to my heart no matter what.
26 December 2020
Excellent
As a parent, I always prefer pre booking our tours as I don’t want any issue that can become a trouble for me and my kids during our holiday. This time, one of my colleagues recommended this Sikkim tour package from Thrillophilia and I was impressed not only by their well-organized itinerary, but also with their competitively priced rates. Furthermore, they also provided private transfers and decent lodging, which was an added advantage for us! Thanks to the entire team of Thrillophilia!

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