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Gangtok Tourist Places

By Anooppt @anoopppt
Gangtok Tourist Places Wreathed in clouds, Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim is amid on a ridge at a height of 5500 feet. With an amazing view of the Khangchendzonga, the hill town provides the absolute abject for traveling through the state. Once an important trade centres for traders traveling amid Tibet and India, it is today a busy administrative and business center and presents an absorbing mix of cultures and communities.
Gangtok is a multinational town which offers the travelers all the possible amenities, hotels are available in range of all prices along with an assorted variety of eateries which serves cuisines for all tastes. Night Clubs, pool parlors, shopping complexes, cyber cafes, exotic bars and many alike for those so inclined. There are numerous astounding Gangtok tourist places which truly are very worth to visit and explore and absolutely are delight for the tourists here, all around the year.
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 is not to be missed attractions here in the hill town of Gangtok which is amid at Deorali market. Though it might not be added in your Gangtok tour packages but this place is easily accessible by hiring a local cab from any of the hotel. The ropeway is of about only 1km long which as three prime stops or entry points.  The highest point is at Tashiling, just below the state secretariat and the lowest point being the Deorali Market. This absolutely offers a phenomenal view of the Gangtok Market, splendid valley and the assembly hall of state Sikkim on its journey which takes 15 to 20 minutes. Entry fee for adult is Rs 50 and for kids is Rs 30; one can as well carry video camera by paying an entry fee of Rs 50 extra.
MG Marg it is the main street of Gangtok hill town and truly a place to chill out, it as well is the country’s first litter and spirit free zone, no vehicular traffic is allowed in this street. Sit in the Titanic Park or at the assorted benches stretched across the mall and enjoy in the carnival like ambiance, particularly during the main tourist season.  The Mall here is lined up with shops on either sides of the road making shopping a prime pleasure for the vacationers. This Marg is as well avenue for the annual Gangtok Food and Cultural Festival in the month of December each year, when Sikkim’s multi – cultural cuisine, along the music and dance performance are displayed, alluring bags of locals and tourists each year. Ganesh Tok is another most splendid allures which is located just 7 km from Gangtok on a ridge, is one of the mesmerizing tourist place to visit and explore. From here one can get a view of rambling Gangtok town, the towering Mt. Kanchenjunga and mighty Mt. Siniolchu providing the perfect setting for a panoramic view of Gangtok town. Hanuman Tok is a fascinating temple which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, which is situated at a height of 7200 feet at a distance of 9 km uphill from Gangtok town on an ecstatically calm and scenic hilltop. This exotic location is completely free from the pollution of city life. Apart from the crystal clear view of the towering peaks surrounding Mt. Kanchenjunga, some part of Gangtok Town one as well can get the bird view of Selep Water Works, which supplies water drinking water to entire Gangtok. Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology is the prime research institute of its kind in the entire world. Abbreviated as NIT, is also a treasure home of vast collections of rare Lepcha, Tibetan and Sanskrit Manuscripts, statues and rare Thankas. Beside the captivating Museum, it has over 200 Buddhists icons and other priceless object of art. Whereas its collections are considered, it is next to an institute of Tibet. Well apart from these there are numerous tourist attractions and fascinating places which truly allure tourist from every nook and corner of the entire world.

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