Gangtok is around 160 KM far from Bagdogra Airport or its around 150-160 KM away from Siliguri railway station or Jalpaiguri railway station and you can easily book outstation cab from Bagdogra airport or Jalpaiguri railway station or Siliguri railway station.
Now you will have a mesmerizing experience in this hilly station in Gangtok. In this area, you can do many things in Gangtok and this hilly station has many things to offer.
In Gangtok, there are no self-driving cabs available but you can take car rental in Gangtok for all your sightseeing and travel in Gangtok.
Now on day 1 after arriving on Bagdogra Airport or Jalpaiguri railway station, your cab will take you to Gangtok and the road distance will be around 120 KM and take rest at the Hotel.
Now, after 5-7 days trip in Gangtok, you will have 2-3 days left, so that you can opt to visit in Pelling, spelling is also a great hilly destination you can visit within 2-3 days.
Pelling is around 130 KM away from Gangtok and with a taxi you can easily go to spelling for your trip, just hire an outstation cab with a return journey that will offer you comeback to Gangtok.
Let’s see 5 places you can visit in Gangtok
Tsogmo Lake got the name from the local Bhutanese name. The main attraction of the lake is the changing color of the lake. In the summer season, the lake gets its water from the ice melting that covers up during the winter season. the edge of the lake gets beautiful with the natural flowers that blossoms in the side of this lake.
This place is a great tourist attraction for people from all over the world. But the best time is to visit this place during the summer and during the winter season because in this two-season you can see the natural beauty of this lake.
Lake Tsomgo is a restricted place in Sikkim so you must get a permit before visiting this place and always carry an ID card for your safety.
Nathula pass is an Indo-China border that is been closed now and till 1962 was the silk route and silk trade used to happen between India and China.
The place is located at a high altitude of 14100 feet and a hotspot for visitors. Almost around the year visitors from all around the corner visit this place.
People generally come here to ride the steep and stairway to see the Indo-China border. But before you visit make sure you have the permit and you are fit enough to visit this high-altitude place.
this place is around 60 KM far from Gangtok and hiring any rental cabs can take you hereafter that you have to walk to reach this place and enjoy the trekking experience.
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple is also known as Baba Mandir and is located near to Nathula pass and Tsogmo Lake. Harbhajan Singh was sentry of the Punjab regiment and was posted here for border patrolling.
In October 1968 he was suddenly disappeared. It is said that while escorting mules carrying provision he felt into a stream and drowned.
They all believed that in tough terrain Baba Harbhajan will guard and protect them. Now, with sheer belief, he has been promoted to the rank of honorary captain. Over the year this place has become a pilgrimage place and many people from around the world come to this place.
Ranka Monastery which is located 20 km from Gangtok is a great monastery in the east Sikkim and you will surely cherish the moments that you will spend here.
The place is spread across a vast area with a great scenic view. The way is a bit bad to travel via road there is no walk, with a direct car you can reach the main place. There is no entry fee for this Monastery. The Monastery is open to tourists from early morning to sunsets.
Tashi View Point
This place is located in Tashi and is 8 KM from Gangtok’s main city. This place offers a great view of the Kanchenjunga peak. And the sunrise at the peak from this place is stunning.
However, there is no entry fee for this place but you need to pay Rs10/- to see through the binocular mounted here. To see the beautiful sunrise here you need to go before 5 AM. There are also stalls that offer tea, coffee, snacks, etc.
Well, these are the 5 great places you must need to visit if you are visiting Gangtok. And along with visiting these three places, you can do many more things in Gangtok, like riding ropeway, mounting bike, yak safari, river rafting, etc.
And doing all these fun things with visiting the 5 best places will take you a maximum of 5 to 7 days. If you had planned for 10 days trip then you can surely visit pelling, which is also a great destination for hill loving people.
Booking a rental taxi can show you all these places easily, as this place is a hilly place so don’t try to drive your car alone because it will be risky as the roads are not too good.
Better to hire local cabs or drivers who are local, because he can safely take to the places. At the last, this is a great hilly place with a great natural scenic view. Go with your loved ones and cherish the memory for a lifetime.