Gangtok is one of the more popular hill destinations in India's northeast region. Most travelers visit Gangtok with the idea of catching a glimpse of the spectacular Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. Gangtok roughly means 'Majestic or Lofty Hill'. Prayer flags fluttering in gay abandon, lamas busy mumbling holy chants, brightly painted pagoda roofed houses lined with begonias and orchids, are some the signature sights of this hill town.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival Njp Railway Station / (Ixb) Bagdogra Airport To Gangtok
Upon your meet and greet with our representative at Bagdogra Airport or at NJP Railway Station, a transfer will be arranged to the peaceful hill station of Gangtok. Check in at your hotel in this beautiful destination and start to get familiar with your surroundings. In the evening, set out on a shopping spree along the roads of main market area M.G Marg. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Distance From Bagdogra Airport To Gangtok: 130 kms/5 hrs.
Day 2: Tsangu Lake & Baba Mandir
After breakfast, prepare for a full day excursion to glacial Tsomgo Lake (12,310 feet), and the temple of Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir (a very holy site for all) – at a short distance of only 40 kms from Gangtok. Home to the Brahmini ducks and many migratory birds, the 1 kilometer long lake is oval shaped and nearly 50 feet deep. The surface reflects different colours with change of seasons and is held in great reverence by the local Sikkimese folk. Spend the evening in Gangtok for some recreational activities such as shopping and a delicious local dinner. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Sites Visited : Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir (if the lake is closed due a landslide or any other reason, alternate sightseeing will be provided).
Day 3: Gangtok Full Day Tour
After breakfast today, get ready for a full day tour of Gangtok. Sites Visited : Tashi view point, Ganesh Tok, Flower show, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays & govt. holidays), Gunjan Monastery, Dro-dul Chorten, Nam Nang View Point (ropeway on direct payment basis), Barthang Falls, Ranka Monastery, Enchey Monastery & Banjakhri Falls. Overnight at hotel in Gangtok.
Day 4: Gangtok - Njp Railway / Ixb Airport
After you have finished your breakfast, a transfer will be arranged to Bagdogra Airport/ NJP Railway Station from the hotel. Guest is advised to start early and not to rush. Your tour in Gangtok has ended. Let the memories begin!