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Gangtok Travel Guide

Nestling in the lush greenery of the Himalayas, Gangtok in Sikkim is situated at 5,800 ft. This small capital city of Sikkim showcases Buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the mountain breeze, exotic orchids and chirruping birds in a colourful melee. Visit Gangtok for a peek at the profusion of blooming rhododendrons in the deepest of reds and savour the serene cool beauty of the snow clad peaks in an ambience enhanced by the cheerful bustle of a warm, hospitable, pleasant and hard-working people.

Gangtok is a blend of the traditional and modern, where modern concrete multi-storeyed structures clinging to the hillside stand alongside ‘chortens’ (stupas) and monasteries; young college girls in trendy dresses rub shoulders in the market place with elderly matrons clad in traditional 'bakus' and lamas in colourful maroon and mustard robes play football with youngsters in blue jeans and T-shirts.

Mesmerising, picturesque, colourful - Gangtok is the exuberant capital of Sikkim that lures you for an unforgettable vacation.

While visiting a monastery in Gangtok be sure to circle the shrine in clockwise direction and also leave some donation.

The eco-system is fragile in Gangtok, so follow designated trails and use the services of a guide. Do not pluck flowers or plants.

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