The capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok takes every visitor in awe of its tremendous natural beauty peppered with lofty Himalayan peaks, serene alpine lakes, entrancing waterfalls and vibrant Buddhist monasteries.

A gradually growing sprawl of concrete, the town is blessed with a handful of sights, and doubles as a good base for excursions to places such as Rumtek and Tsomgo Lake. The town provides the perfect gateway for travel through the state. Some of the key places to visit in and around Gangtok are MG Marg, Rumtek Monastry, Do-Drul Chorten, Enchey Monastery, Tashi View Point and the local bazaar, Lal Bazaar.

Gangtok offers an eclectic nightlife with its popular MG Road dotted with a number of happening restaurants, pubs and casinos that open till 11 in the night. One can drop in at any of these restaurants and pubs after the sunset and chill with a glass of beer, delicious Sikkimese food and a foot-thumping music.

Places in and around Sikkim