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Vistas of Gangtok

Written By: Manoj

The town of Gangtok in the State of Sikkim is the largest town in the state. Situated at an altitude of 1,437 m atop Shivalik Hills in the Eastern Himalayan Range, Gangtok is a major draw among the tourists visiting Sikkim.

With the entrance of Buddhism, Gangtok began turning as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage centre as well.

Gangtok includes various places of interest and importance of which some are the Enchey Monastery, the Nathula Pass, Do Drul Chorten, The Ridge, Himalayan Zoo Park and many more.

One well be left dazed by the beauty of all these places. Here are a few places where one can go sightseeing when they go to Gangtok.

Tsongmo Lake
  

Tsongmo Lake

Picturesque view of the lake.

Photo Courtesy: Ravinder Singh Gill

 

Do Drul Chorten
  

Do Drul Chorten

View of the Stupa.

Photo Courtesy: Zeimusu

 

Enchey Monastery
  

Enchey Monastery

The Prayer Wheels at the monastery.

Photo Courtesy: Thuresson

 

Gurudongmar Lake
  

Gurudongmar Lake

Scenic view of the lake.

Photo Courtesy: Sivakumar

 

Himalayan Zoological Park
  

Himalayan Zoological Park

A Red Panda at the zoo.

Photo Courtesy: Carsten.nebel

 

Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Gardens
  

Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Gardens

Admire the greenery that surrounds you here.

Photo Courtesy: Nichalp

 

Nathu la Pass
  

Nathu la Pass

Beautiful view of the pass.

Photo Courtesy: $udeep Bajpai

 

Rumtek Monastery
  

Rumtek Monastery

A dance taking place in the courtyard of the monastery.

Photo Courtesy: Native Planet

 

Seven Sisters Waterfall
  

Seven Sisters Waterfall

View of the waterfall.

Photo Courtesy: Snthakur

 

Teesta River
  

Teesta River

The river flowing amidst the valley.

Photo Courtesy: Native Planet

 

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