SIGHT SEEN PLACE IN AND AROUND GANGTOK
1. M.G MARG
2. GANGTOK ROPEWAY
3. NAMGYAL INSTIUTE OF TIBETOLOGY
6. FLOWER SHOW COMPLEX AND
. RIDGE PARK
7. DIRECTORATE OF HANDLOOMS AND HANDICRAFTS
8. ENCHEY MONASTERY
10. GONJANG MONASTERY
11. TASHI VIEW POINT
12. GANESH TOK
HIMALYAN ZOLOGICAL PARK
14. HANUM TOK
,MARCHAK SCIENCE CITY
BABA HARBHAJAN MEMORIAL TEMPLE
M.G MARG IS THE CENTRAL POINT IN GANGTOK.ITS A HUB FOR TOURIST TO HANG OUT IN THE EVENING.THIS PLACE IS SPLIT FREE ZONE AND NEAT AND CLEAN.
If are looking for panaromic view of gangtok then ropeway ride would be best thing to do.7minutes ride would give you thrilling experience for lifetime .it runs from namnang to deorali.
NAMGYAL INSTITUTE OF TIBETALOGY
5 minute walk from deorali ropeway and on the way to deorali chorten is Namgyal institute for Tibetalogy. If you are interested in Buddhism then Namgyal institute is world renowned centre for study of Buddhist philosophy and religion. It has over 200 Buddhist icons and rare collection of antiques like statutes, coin and thankas.The library and museum of the institute are open to the public from 10am to 4pm on all working days. Recently Dalai Lama visited this place.
Situated in the top of hill is deorali chorten ,built by late trisi rinpoche ,head of nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945.inside the chorten are set of khangyur (holy books),relics,complete mantra and other religious books.around the chorten ,there are 108 small prayer wheels with the mystics mantra”OM MANI PADME HUNG”inscribed on them.
This 200 yrs.old beautiful monastery is located in hill top near t.v tower about 2 km from M.G Marg,gangtok.this monastery is blessed by the great tantric lama druotab karpo after he flew here from mainam hill. The monastery follow nyingma order and main pujas and dances(chame)are held here every year before Tibetan losar (usually falls between Feb. to march).
TASHI VIEW POINT
Tashi view point is the favourite location for mountain lovers.from here one can good view of mt.kanchenzonga but I must tell you best time is morning .cup of coffee and breakfast with good view of mountain and hills would be best thing to do here in Tashi view point.it is 7 km from gangtok and on the way to ganesh tok and Himalayan zoological park.it is well connected by road and atm facilities is also there.
Himalayan zoological park
Just 8km from gangtok via Tashi view point is Himalayan zoological park also kown as “bulbuley” locally.it has an area of 205 hectare, housed many aimals like red panda barking deer,snow leopard,spotted deer,birds and many more.it has motorable road of 3km run through the park.