Way to Gangtok for Awesome Things to do- Ngtraveller
What to do in Gangtok? Trust us, you will have many options to choose from! From sightseeing to adventure activities, Gangtok has a lot for you. So without further ado, here is the list of attractions in Gangtok Sikkim. Enjoy!
- Explore Gangtok, with Mountain Biking & Cycling.
- Go for a cable ride.
- Take the exciting Yak Safari.
- The exciting river rafting.
- Go for a paragliding trip.
- Witness sunset at Tashi View Point.
- Visit the enchanting monasteries.
- Stroll in M G Marg.
- Visit the Hanuman Tok Temple.
- Explore the sanctuary.
Explore Gangtok, with Mountain Biking & Cycling.
Do you need an adrenaline pump? Go mountain biking early in the morning. This will definitely be one of your favorite adventure activities in Gangtok. The bike path is really lovely because it is surrounded by tall trees like deodar, spruce and pine trees, while the road is rugged, bumpy and action packed. The boardwalk is curiously carved so you can enjoy the best of this city. So grab your cycling gear and explore the wonders of Gangtok!
Go for a cable ride
Gangtok famous stuff? Cable rides should be on your bucket list. A cable car ride equals a bird's eye view of the entire city of Gangtok! This exciting rope ride begins in Deorali and ends in Tashliing. We highly recommend taking a round trip to fully enjoy the ropes without missing a thing. If you are lucky and the weather is clear, you might see Kanchenjunga!
Take the exciting Yak Safari
Buckle up (imaginary), it's time for a yak safari! If you are someone who wants to explore the unique things of Gangtok, enjoy a yacht ride on Tsumju Lake. Friendly yaks will take you on a tour while viewing the snow capped mountains and crystal clear Tsumgo Lake. Yaks are so cute, so take some Instagram-worthy photos! Also, don't forget to dip your feet in the icy water of the lake, it will be incredibly refreshing!
The exciting river rafting
Do you want to enjoy more adventure activities in Gangtok? Well don't worry, enjoy an exciting river cruise. It is one of the most exciting things about Sikkim Gangtok. Would you like to slide down the currents of the Teesta River while the white water splashes your face and fills you with emotion?
Well you can do it here! And let's not forget that here you will get the best rafting experiences with professional guides. Just one tip: plan your trip from March to May, when the waters are running fast, for the best rafting experience.
Go for a paragliding trip
How about floating in the air while enjoying a panoramic view of the beautiful city of Gangtok? If you nod your head to say yes, go paragliding! It's one of the most sought after adventure activities in Gangtok, and for the right reasons! You can take off and see the valleys and mountains of the Himalayas. You will find many professional operators who will provide you with safe flights so that you can enjoy a worry-free experience. Also, if the sky is clear, you can get an amazing view of Kanchenjunga, how cool is that?
Witness sunset at Tashi View Point
Not addicted to adventure? Don't worry, we've got you covered. From Tashi's point of view, you can see Kanchenjunga covered in snow as white clouds float in the sky. Now you know why it is one of the most romantic tourist attractions in Gangtok. We suggest you visit Gangtok during the low season so that you can avoid the crowds and have a great time. You will surely fall in love with the mesmerizing view as the sky turns orange and red when the sun goes down.
Visit the enchanting monasteries
By now you should know that there are many things to see in Gangtok, but visiting the legendary monasteries is a must. If you are really interested in learning about Tibetan culture and traditions, take our word for it and visit Rumtek, Tsok La Khang and Bemyangtse monasteries. The intricate wood carvings and designs made within the monasteries are sure to amaze you. Did you know that Gangtok has one of the oldest monasteries? Yes, it is the famous Rumtek Monastery that was built during the 16th century!
Stroll in M G Marg
Wondering what to do at night after sunset? What is a quiet night walk like? You will be amazed at the many food stalls, shops, and people that gather here every night at MG Marg. You can take a long walk or even sit on the benches and enjoy the weather. If you visit Gangtok in December, you will be very lucky that the annual Gangtok Food and Culture Festival takes place. You can also have a hot coffee while watching traditional dance performances.
Visit the Hanuman Tok Temple
Do you want to explore the suburbs of Gangtok? We suggest taking a day trip to Hanuman Tok. This is one of the main attractions in Gangtok and this place is run by the Indian army. It stands at an altitude of 5,500 feet above sea level and offers a wonderful view of the Kanchenjunga Mountain Range.
It is a feast for the eyes as it contains some surreal landscapes and scenic beauty. It is interesting that some great mythological facts are associated with this place. According to the legends, Lord Hanuman stayed at this place while traveling from the Himalayas to Lanka.
Explore the sanctuary
By now you may be aware of all the exciting activities you can do in Gangtok, but there is still one thing you must explore when in Gangtok! Visit Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary! Plan to visit this place during the spring season to enjoy the best of the sanctuary. You will be surprised by the variety of colors and shades of rhododendrons in this place. Not only is it home to a variety of plants, you will also find hot springs at this sanctuary amidst beautiful nature. So, visit this place when you are in Gangtok!