Mangan is flourishing as a tourist destination in Sikkim. The town is located in North Sikkim district which is the largest in terms of area. Geographically, Mangan belongs to the south region of the district. It is also the district headquarters of the region. The town is located about 67 km away from Gangtok and is well connected to other places of the region as well.
Mangan is situated at an altitude of about 3136 ft above sea level. The town is a gateway to the Tibetan Plateau that covers a large portion of the Tibet Autonomous Region and the Qinghai Province in western China along with a part of Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir. Mangan also serves the towns in the far north that include Lachung, Chungthang and Lachen.
Culture Of Mangan
Mangan is known for its music festival which lasts for 3 days. The festival is celebrated from the 12th to the 14th of December every year. Mangan is also famous for a food festival, presentation of traditional music and the sale of local handicrafts, all of which make the town, a place much more interesting.
Music bands from within the region and nearby states participate in the events associated with the fest. When music combines with the chilling climate of Mangan during this period, it creates a great atmosphere to be at.
Languages Spoken In Mangan
If people from places like Nepal and Tibet pay a visit to Mangan, communicating with the locals wouldn't seem in any way difficult for them. Reason: There are several languages including Nepali and Bhutia that form the official languages of Mangan town. Unlike some places in Sikkim, a wide variety of languages are spoken by the people residing in the town. They speak Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar.