Land Of Monasteries: Places To Visit In Gangtok In 1 Day!

Written By

Ruchika Mandora

Gangtok is a famous highland station in India. Gangtok is in Sikkim, India. The city's pilgrim tourism opened the stage for casual tourism.

This Himalayan pass lies in the Dongkya Range. Photography and snowy experiences in Gangtok are incomparable.

Nathu La Pass

This is a gorgeous mountain range in India. The peak is 8586m high. It's in Nepal and Sikkim

Kanchenjunga Mountain

Changgu Lake is another name for Tsomgo Lake. The glaciers form the lake, hence it's a glacial lake.

Tsomgo Lake

You can stop at the falls if you are on the road between Gangtok and Lachung. The waterfalls are about 32 kilometres from the centre of Gangtok.

Seven Sister Water Falls

Gangtok's viewpoint is 7km away from the city. This city's stunning sights and foggy wintry atmosphere are wonderful.

Tashi Viewpoint

Even though it's a TECH, it has a Tibetan Buddhist bent. Inside the institute, Tibet Buddhist culture, traditions, and history are prominent.

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

During the city's music festival, travellers from around the world visit Sikkim. The town hosts a 3-day event. Mangan's music festival is 12-14 December.


Phodong Monastery is 28km from Gangtok's city centre. Karma Kagyu Buddhists maintain and operate the monastery.

Phodong Monastery

This is a tourist shopping area. The stores in the lane are closed on Tuesdays and open from 8 am to 7 pm on other days.

Mahatma Gandhi Marg

Red Panda is the park's most important species. Most visitors come to witness the unusual animals. Visitors include wildlife lovers, photographers, etc.

Himalayan Zoological Park

It's also called Dharma Chakra Center. 1966's 16th Karmapa opens the monastery. Wangchuk Dorje, 9th Karmapa, founded the monastery.

Rumtek Monastery

Since the motorable road terminates at Pangthang, you can walk there. The presence of endangered animals draws more tourists to the refuge.

Fambonglho Wildlife Sanctuary

The Gangtok ropeway lets you see the city's splendour from above. From Deorali Bazar, the ropeway begins.

Gangtok Ropeway

This spring is on the banks of the Rangeet River in Gangtok. People think that the water from the spring has a lot of healing power.

Reshi Hot Spring