Trip to Gangtok
Posted on: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Gangtok capital of Sikkim, and an untouched attractive natural and cloud wrapped place that refreshes the hearts and minds of the tourists visiting here.
Gangtok is the largest city in the state of Sikkim, and an untouched attractive, natural, and cloud wrapped place that refreshes the hearts and minds of the tourists visiting here. Let me tell you that Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim gives you a great panoramic view of Kanchenjunga Mountain Range, and the largest city in the state of Sikkim, situated at an altitude of 1437 meters above the Shivalik hills on the eastern Himalayan mountain range. The winding hills and roads of Gangtok are very attractive. The most Special thing about Gangtok is that it is the Wonderful place of Kanchenjunga Mountain, the third highest mountain peak in the world. Gangtok has a stunning natural beauty, and its main attractions include Tsomo Lake, Ban Jhakri, Tashi viewpoint, and also famous as one of the best places for doing white water rafting in northern India, which forces tourists to come here.Being the capital of Sikkim, the city of Gangtok contains Interesting and Important places, that you can explore, such as Ancheya Math, Nathula Pass, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten Monastery, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, White Wall, Ridge Garden, Himalaya Zoo Park, MG Marg, and Rumtek Math.Don't forget to feed momos to your taste buds here, as this is the most popular food here, made of chicken, beef, pork, and cooked vegetables are wrapped in flour and cooked in the steam and served with soup. Wa-wai is another popular food made with noodles, and other popular noodle-made foods available in Gangtok include Thupaka, Choumin, Thank, Fakthu Vantan, and Gyathuk.Also, the Sikkim Tourism Department organizes an annual food and culture festival in Gangtok at Titanic Park on MG Marg in the city every year in December, where stalls of multi-cultural cuisine of Sikkim are set up, and decorated traditionally. Apart from this, Music and folk dances are performed on this occasion to entertain the audience.
If you want to know about the history of Gangtok just like the rest of the state of Sikkim, then let me tell you that there is not much information available about its history. Gangtok became a small pilgrimage centre in 1840 after the construction of the Enchi Monastery of Buddhist teachings and became a major city after the British invasion and then a major centre of trade between Tibet and British-India. Most of the roads in Gangtok were also constructed at this time.