In the present day world, people are always in search of such places that are away from the noise pollution of the city life. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is such city where the tour operators organize Gangtok package tours almost throughout the entire year. Let us view some of the important places of Gangtok that actually attracts thousands of tourists around the globe:
Rumtek Monastery: Located about 25 kilometers east of Gangtok, and built in the year 1740, the famous Rumtek Monastery is the biggest monastery of Sikkim that till now contains all the important relics, remaining of arts and culture and artifacts of the Buddhist religion.
Tsomgo or Changu Lake: This famous lake, situated on the Gangtok-Nathu-La highway is one of the most visited tourist sights of Gangtok. Apart from the sunny days, most of the time the lake remains hidden in mist all throughout the year.
Nathu-La Pass: Rated as the second highest mountain pass in the world, Nathu-La Pass was once the part of the ancient Silk Route and at present is being well administered by the military force all throughout the year. This pass connects Tibet with Sikkim and tourists require the permit from Gangtok to view the Indian side of the pass.
Ban Jhakri Falls: Surrounded amidst the greenery and the figures and sculptures of the Jhakri culture, Ban Jhakri Falls attracts tourists from all over the world throughout the year. The place is being well decorated with paved paths and footbridge for the visitors to roam around the stream.
Ganesh Tok: Ganesh Tok is a very tiny temple that can accommodate only one person at a time is located at an altitude of 6500m. The breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga, an entire town of Gangtok and the Raj Bhavan complex can be seen from the temple.