Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. A sprawling city in the foothills of Himalayas, Gangtok is the largest town in Sikkim. Situated at an altitude of 5500 feet, is famed for offering spectacular views of India’s highest peak, Mt. Khangchendzonga. Apart from natural beauty, Gangtok is a place of historical and religious significance.
One of the Top tourist destinations in Gangtok is The Namgyal Institute of technology. The Namgyal Institute of technology was built in the late 1950s to serve as a research centre for Tibetan culture. Today it also serves as a museum and houses some rare artefacts. Close to the institute is an orchid sanctuary, Orchidarium. Orchidarium is home to over 500 varieties of orchids and is a must visit place for those who enjoy the beauty of flowers. Gangtok is home to one of the most prominent Buddhist Monastery called Echey Monastery. This hilltop monastery is a must visit place in Gangtok. Ganesh Tok and Hanuman Tok are two Hindu religious sites in Gangtok that are also popular among tourists. Other popular places near Gangtok include Banijhakri Falls and Energy Park, Rumtek monastery which is located 22 Km from Gangtok, Ridge Park and Sikkim Zoological Park.
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