Nestled amidst the majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga is the pretty city of Gangtok. Enveloped by a blanket of pristine white mist, Gangtok is known for its flawless surroundings. From skyrocketing peaks to enamoring waterfalls to mesmerizing view points; Gangtok has an array of surprises waiting for its visitors. This blog gives you a brief of the best places to visit in Gangtok in 2 days.
1. MG Road
The heart and soul of Gangtok, MG Road is one of the most happening places in the city. From eateries to kiosks and places to stay in Gangtok, M.G. Road is indeed an incredible place for the travelers to go and unwind at. It also has a plethora of kiosks selling everything from ethnic silverware to exquisite saris and intricately carved Tibetan handicrafts. It is a great idea to pick up some goodies for yourself and souvenirs for your folks when you are in this region.
2. Nathu La Pass
One of the most astounding drive streets on the planet, Nathu La Pass is a mountain trail to explore the pinnacles of Himalayas. Several sightseers frequent this area to trek in the valley and immerse their souls in these picturesque spectacles, which never fail to captivate the visitors with their hypnotic beauty. Overlooking the Indo-Tibetan fringe, Nathu La is situated 14450 ft. above ocean level. With its cool ambience, it is a vacationer’s delight, particularly in the scorching months of summers.
3. Rumtek Monastery
One of the most humungous cloisters in Sikkim, Rumtek Monastery is the ultimate place to seek some moments of solace, away from the city’s hustle and bustle. It was initially called as the Dharma Chakra Center. It is encompassed by a verdant layer of lush green mountains and also serves as a great visual treat for its visitors. Demonstrating an impressive engineering, the monastery houses a wonderful sanctuary, alluring waterfalls and a religious community for the priests who inhabit it. This is definitely a must place to visit in Gangtok.
4. Tsomgo Lake
Housing creatures like dark hawk, snow panther, yaks, blue shrieking thrush and redstarts, this is a great sojourn if you are en route to Nathula Pass. Endowed with a staggering natural life, the Tsomgo Lake is perched between the mountains at a dizzying height of 12400 ft. above sea level. An iconic location known for its phenomenal beauty, the lake is a part of every tourist’s itinerary. It is enveloped by steep snow-clad peaks and rests between a bright green carpet of alpine forests & thousands of blossoming flowers in summers. This glacial lake holds immense significance for the Bhutias, having great religious and cultural significance. The lake is surrounded by a small market selling yak cheese, trinkets and local curios. There’s also the ‘New Baba Mandir’ located along the coasts of this lake.
5. Boycott Jhakri Falls & Energy Park
Another awesome place to visit in Gangtok in 2 Days is the region around the Banjhakri Falls. The waterfall tumbles from a rough stature of roughly 40 feet and gushes with immense speed. The name of these falls is derived from two words which mean ‘jungle priest’. According to the folktales in the Nepali Community of Sikkim, a Ban Jhakri is a man who has a few powers and inhabits the stone holes where he adores the spirits. All in all, this is a refreshing place to let your hair down.