Wreathed in clouds, Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim is located at an altitude of around 5500 feet. With a spectacular view of Mt. Khangchendzonga, the town which was once a trader’s transit point between Tibet and India is a business centre today presenting an interesting mix of Tibetan, Nepali, Lepcha and Bhutia ethnicities.
The city is a tourist hot spot with a number of natural attractions such as the famed Nathu La Pass, the picturesque Tsomgo lake and Ban Jhakri Falls to name a few. For a bird’s eye view of Gangtok take a tour on the bi-cable Zig-back ropeway. Other attractions located close to Gangtok are the scenic viewpoints of Tashi and Yumthang which offer views of gorgeous snow-capped peaks on all sides.
Besides its natural beauty, Gangtok tour packages also attracts a number of tourists throughout the year due to its rich cultural heritage. Some of its most renowned attractions are the 16th century built Rumtek Monastery, Hanuman Tok, Rabdentse Ruins, Do Drul Chorten, Echey, Phodong and Labrong Monasteries.