4 Must Visit Places near Gangtok

Tsongmo Lake, The Royal Plaza Gangtok, places to visit in gangtok

Tsongmo Lake

It is one of the most valued tourist attractions of Gangtok. The beautiful lake is often covered by a snowy hill on the left and an arid hill on the right making it a spectacular viewing point. The crystal blue water in the lake brings about a mesmeric feel to the entire region. The lake often reaches freezing temperatures so caution is advised.

Rumtek Monastery at The Royal Plaza Gangtok, hotels in gangtok

Rumtek Monastery

The Rumtek Monastery is one of the biggest monasteries in Sikkim, located over a hill 23 km from Gangtok. Initially it was called as the Dharma Chakra Center. The monastery is encompassed by verdant green mountains and in this manner fills in as a visual treat other than being a point of convergence for profound comfort. 

Nathu La Pass, The Royal Plaza Gangtok, best hotel in gangtok

Nathu La Pass

Nathula Pass was an entry point between India and Tibet before it was shut in 1962. It is one of the most elevated motorable streets on the planet. On a sunny morning, you can even observe the street going down the Chumbi valley. Voyagers are permitted to go near the border from where you can see Chinese soldier on the opposite side of the fences.

Bakthang Falls, The Royal Plaza Gangtok, hotels in gangtok

Bakthang Waterfall

The Bakthang waterfall is just 20 minutes drive from Gangtok town to a place called Swastik, next to the armed force cantonment zone. The tranquil waterfalls fall down the stone framing to a little pool beneath. In local dialect'Bak' implies a forest and 'thang' which means meadow. The natural fall is the major source of water to the city.