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Things To Do In Gangtok, India

Gangtok brings countless opportunities for enjoying a memorable vacation in Gangtok. The place offers a number of tourist activities that can be enjoyed by its visitors. Being a hill station, it offers a number of adventurous activities. Let’s explore top things to do on Gangtok tour.

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Mountaineering is one of the most popular activities to enjoy when in Gangtok. The mountains in the state are known for giving a thrilling experience to the travelers. These mountains enjoy sheer grandeur and exquisiteness and the idea of mountaineering in such majestic mountains is just amazing. Enjoy the best mountaineering expedition in Sikkim.

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Gangtok offers incredible trekking opportunities to its visitors in its nearby regions. Passing through dense forests, rocky trails and cold waters in the hilly terrain is really inspiring. There are many trekking routes in this region that can satisfy your passion for thrill and excitement. Kanchenjunga Trek, trek to Bakhim and Dzongri are some popular trek routes around Gangtok.

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Struggling against the torrents of icy water is simply thrilling. The mesmerizing brilliance of the state together with its freezing watercourses offers the exciting activity of river-rafting. The tumultuous waters along with dense forests and rich flora and fauna inspire the adventure seekers to have a thrilling experience. River Teesta and its stream Rangit offer the best routes to enjoy river rafting.

Eat & Dine (Best Things & Places to Eat in Gangtok) taste-of-tibet-gangtok.jpg 

Gangtok offers a wide range of Nepalese, Bhutanese, Chinese and some other Indian foods or cuisines. There are many good places to eat in Gangtok serving delicious food from Indian to international, from Italian to Asian, and from American to Chinese. Some of the best food in Gangtok are Momos, Cheste-Detse (a kind of rice melted in Yak butter, with mushroom and destroyed chicken) are easily available at all locations around Gangtok. Gangtok is not a big city. There are few small restaurants that give very tasty food. Some popular restaurants in Gangtok are:

Golden Dragon: Overlooking MG Road in Gangtok, this place serves a wide range of delicious food. Try here creamy chicken, mushroom sandwiches, and assorted momos.

Taste of Tibet: This is a bustling place serving a variety of momos (dumplings), noodle soup, fried meat pasty, fried pork and a collection of rice dishes.

9'INE: This is glass-fronted restaurant serving an amazing range of local delicacies along with different exotic beverages.

Chopsticks: It is fancy place serving comfort meal and variety of delicious non-vegetarian items. .

Some other popular places to eat in Gangtok are Blue Poppy, House of Bamboo, Eden Park, The Roll House, Metro`s Fast Food, Oberoi`s Barbeque and Moti Mahal.

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Shopping in Gangtok gives an unusual experience to the visitors. This town offers beautiful shopping items, which travelers can buy while shopping through the main markets of Gangtok. New market and Lal Markets comprise the vital shopping zones in Gangtok, offers curios and gifts bearing a typical Sikkim touch. Handicrafts are the most popular things to buy in Gangtok. One can buy these items at reasonable rates from the government institute of cottage industry. It is also famous for traditional items like scrolls and choktees, wooden tables with fantastic Tibetan designs. Major shopping zones in Gangtok offer curios and gifts bearing a typical Sikkim touch. Some popular destinations in Gangtok are:

Handicrafts & Handloom Emporium

This is a government initiative, which sells traditional crafts made by local students. One can buy here Tibetan furniture, handmade papers and traditional Sikkim style collections.

M.G. Road: The road is dotted with all types of shops on both sides. A part of this shopping area here is known as New Market. The market here remains closed on Tuesdays. There are a number of shops selling dress materials, footwear, souvenirs and trinkets. Sikkimese Cups is one of the unique things to buy in Gangtok.

Tibet Road: The Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms (DHH) on this road is a large Sales Emporium. Some of the great things to buy on this place are Thankas (religious scroll paintings), woodcrafts, wall hangings, carpets, Choktse (carved wooden foldable tables) and more.

Lal Markets: Buy here things like pottery, prayer flags, traditional curved Nepali knife, cut flowers and more.

Beautiful Sights of Gangtok