Tiny village nestled in the cliffs next to the lake in Gangtok

Gangtok Tours and Travels

About Gangtok

Owing to its proximity to the Tibetan border, Gangtok, in the state of Sikkim, is located in one of the most enthralling regions of the Himalayas and is steeped in Tibetan culture. Surrounded by the Tibetan Plateau in the north, Nepal to the west, Bhutan in the east and West Bengal along its southern border, the awe-inspiring Kanchanjunga peaks (the third highest in the world) guard its green valleys, turquoise lakes, crystal-clear streams and impressive gorges.

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Becoming capital of the state in the 19th century, Gangtok is famous for its many monasteries, trekking possibilities and awesome views of the Himalayas. At an elevation of 1870m, the hilly town spreads down the western side of a long ridge flanking the Ranipul River. Characterised by mists, fluttering prayer flags, painted roofs and pagoda-styled houses, a rich cultural heritage and friendly people, Gangtok is a pleasant place to visit. The entire Kanchenjunga range can be viewed from the town on clear days and it is worshipped as a local deity.

Gangtok’s Buddhist past is one of the most compelling draws for visitors, evident in the extensive collections of paraphernalia that reside within Namgyal Institute of Tibetology established in 1958, Tsuk-La-Khang or Royal Chapel, Enchey Gompa and Do-Drul Chorten (tower) – one of the most important in Sikkim. In addition, surrounding the Tibetan Institute are the Orchid Sanctuaries where it is possible to view more than 450 species of orchid found indigenous to the region.

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Gangtok Hotels

If you are planning a Gangtok holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Denzong Regency Gangtok

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Denzong Regency is a sprawling, century old, wooded heritage property, which offers elegantly decorated rooms with modern amenities and spectacular views over the city and Kanchenjunga Mountains. The rooms are decorate with rich creams and reds and adorned with wooden bannisters and headboards. The restaurants within the accommodation ply guests with delicious dishes from all over the world. Denzong Regency is ideally located in the centre of Gangtok.

Netuk House Gangtok

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Constructed in the late 1950s, Netuk House is a comfortable property steeped in tradition and culture. Divided into the main block, family block and new block, rooms are decorated according to a concept of colour therapy. Pink rooms represent nurturing and love, blue rooms symbolise trust and honesty etc. Authentic regional dishes are prepared with affection by a local chef with many ingredients sourced from her own organic garden. In the evenings, guests can make their way to the bar and enjoy a cold beer before heading to bed.

Orange Village Gangtok

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Orange Village is a striking resort with sophisticated, spacious rooms that are beautifully decorated with stunning teak floors and calming, cream walls. Within the resort is a small curio shop where guests can purchase souvenirs and knick knacks. The hotel also has its own nightclub, which has a large capactiy and a generous selection of top shelf liquors. Dinner is served in the Suntaley Chulo and consists of a variety of local and Nepali dishes. The hotel is situated just 5 km from the city centre.

Gangtok Tailor made suggestions

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