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Gangtok: Gateway to Exploring the Enchanting Northeast of India

Posted by: Ginger Hotels
30 Mar

Perched in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas and the capital city of the state of Sikkim, Gangtok welcomes tourists savoring the thrill of setting foot in Northeast India with the marvels of its diverse culture and captivating landscapes. Combining Gangtok's panoramic views, peaceful monasteries and vibrant markets creates an incredible experience to captivate all senses and bring the best features of nature and culture together. 
Be it an off-the-beaten-path adventurer, a nature seeker, or a culture enthusiast, Gangtok will provide what you are looking for or even more than you can imagine. 

Exploring Enchanting Monasteries:

Gangtok's serene monasteries is one of its great landmarks, which are peaceful, spiritually filled sites that are hidden amongst the Himalaya Mountains. Rumtek Monastery located atop a hill above the city is another top place you must visit. 
It is easy to grasp the wondrous richness of Tibetan Buddhism with its elaborate architecture and the beautiful murals of peace at Rumtek Monastery for those who have ever visited there. Apart from it, another notable monastery is Enchey Monastery which has its unique location and it's masked dance festival that give people an opportunity to dance a little bit in Sikkimese culture.

Embracing Natural Beauty:

Gangtok's incomparable natural beauty, as it has green valleys in abundance, many waterfalls, and snow covered white peaks everywhere. Cherish a visit to Tsomgo lake which is also known as Changu lake. It is an ideal destination for all nature lovers. The pristine turquoise colored lake sits high on the ice sheet, at an altitude of 12,313 feet, and captures mind and eye of visitors with its super clear waters and alpine landscape. 
For the wanderlust souls, an excursion to Nathula Pass, which lies at the high point of the Himalayas and is the Indo-China border, offers the view that one can only dream about.

Indulging in Local Cuisine:

Sikkim cuisine with Tibetan, Nepali and Indian elements is a wonderful mixture and as well this is a reflection of a mixed cultural background of the region. 
One can delight in having authentic Sikkimese food in its capital, Gangtok, with momos, thukpa and gundruk being the popular options. Along with the city's main promenade, the bustling MG Marg, that shouts out the delicious eateries and cafes, is a must-visit place, serving you with a wide variety of local cuisine and allowing you to enjoy the bustling atmosphere.

Exploring Cultural Treasures:

Gangtok is the residence of vividness in tradition and culture, in the shape of artistry of handicrafts, breathtaking festivals and indigenous displays. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology located in Gangtok is sure to be on every traveller's soaking the beautiful aesthetics of the various Tibetan Buddhist artifacts on display combined with a vast collection of manuscripts, paintings, and thangkas. 

In addition, tourists can engage with the Flower Exhibition Centre wherein they shall be exposed to an array of flowers and also learn about their importance in the region in the same manner as Sikkim's own annual flower festival where the people get to serve as a way of celebrating the floral heritage of the people.

Staying at Gangtok:

Accommodation wise, Ginger Hotels are designed and equipped in such a way to satisfy a craving and needs, for comfort, convenience, and affordability, in a nutshell. Among the city beat, Ginger Hotel Gangtok allows for comfortable stays, provides modern amenities, spacious rooms, and excellent service, thereby making sure that all its guests have an unforgettable stay. 

Gangtok at the same time, is also a door to exploration of a region of the Northeast of India's which has a tremendous beauty, cultural diversity, and grandeur that visitors should not miss out of their trip. Rangolos or thatch decks near the monasteries & the landscapes, create a tranquil ambiance & make the city even more admirable. 

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