Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gangtok : Famous Tourist Places with Best Hotels of Gangtok, Sikkim

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 In this article, we're going to talk about the best hotels of Gangtok with famous tourist places. The northern Indian state of  Sikkim was established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in 1940. Gangtok became capital after Independent monarchy but joined India in 1975. The population of Gangtok is about 98,658 (in 2011) .Gangtok is located at a height of 5500ft with a adventures view of the Khangchendzonga. In this time this city is busy business centre and presents an Interesting mix of culture and communities.

Map of Gangtok

Average Weather Report of Gangtok

Summer starts from last week of April to end of June. Temperature: Mini-11 c Maxi:-25 c
Monsoon starts from July to September. Rainfall- 649.6 mm.
Pre Monsoon starts from October to November
Winter starts November to February  Mini- 4 c Maxi- 7 c
Snowfall receives during April or Mid November
(Gangtok has mild temperate climate in whole year)

Transport System at Gantok
By Air:- Pakyong Airport construction including passenger Terminal is expected to be functional by December 2016. In present time the nearest Airport to Sikkim is located 124 km away from at Bagdogra in West Bengal. Pakyong Airport is located at Pakyong Village about 35 km south of Gangtok. After the complete construction of  this airport will be the first Greenfield airport in the Northeastern Region of India and only airport in the state of Sikkim.

By Road:-  S. N. T.  is a bus stand from where bus service operates all routes of  Gangtok City. NH 31A is a lifeline of Sikkim state. Sevoke Road which leads to the National Highway (NH31A). This road route from Bagdogra, NJP, and Siliguri pass through the Teesta river. Gangtok is 25 km far away from Rangpo.

By Railway:- New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri is the nearest railway station to Gangtok. This station is about 148 km away from Gangtok. The New Jalpaiguri Station is connected to major cities of Kolkata and New Delhi. You can go to Gangtok to take a taxi or a bus from Siliguri Bus Station.

Famous Tourist Places:- There are many tourist places in Gangtok. But here I listed only five famous tourist places. They all are best destinations

1. Nathu La:- .Nathu La is located at 56 km from Gangtok about 14450 ft.high. The road of Nathula passes through the Tsompo Lake. This road is one of the hightest motorable roads in the world. Nathu La is an amazing destination. You can see the Indo-China Border.

2. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology:- It is a Tibet Museum in Gangtok, Indian state of Sikkim.Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology was established in 1958. This Institute was founded by 14th Dalai Lama on 2nd Feb. 1958 and it was opened by the Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 1st October, 1958.

3. Khecheopalri Lake:- Khecheopalri Lake is known as Kha-Chot-Palri. Kha-Chot-Palri means the heaven of Padmasambhava. It ia located 147 km west of Gangtok in the Northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. This lake is sacred for both Budhists and Hindus. It is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake.

4. Hanuman Tok:- Hanuman Tok is located at high altitute of 7,200 feet and 11 km away from Gangtok town. Tok means a temple so it known as Lord Hanuman Temple. The location of this temple is peaceful and you can enjoy chilling weather.

5. Rumtek Monastery:- The Rumtek Monastery was built by Karmapa Wangchuck Dorje in the 16th century. It is located at 24 km away from Gangtok, 124 km away from Bagdogra Airport and 126 km away from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station.( Open Time:- 10 am to 5 pm during winter & 8 am to 5 pm during summer)

Five Popular and 5 Star Hotels

1. Summit Namnang Courtyard & Spa, Besite Big Bazar, Nam Nang Road, M.G. Marg, Gangtok, Sikkim, India  Rs.5,450/- per night/ per room.

2. Heritage Denzong Regency, Cherry Banks, Sikkim-737101, India ( 2.8 away from Thakurbari Temple and Dharamshala) Rs.6,900/- per night/ per room.

3. The Royal Plaza, Gantok, Sikkim, India  ( 2.6 km away from City Centre) Rs.9,246/- per night/ per room.

4. Tara Palace, Nam Nang Road, M.G. Marg, Near Big Bazar  Gangtok, Sikkim-737101 India ( 1.8 km away from City Centre, 114 km away from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station & 123 km away from Bagdogra Airport ) Rs.4,084/- per night/per room.

5. Greendale Residence, National Highway, Near Seesha Golai, Tenzing, Gangtok-737101, India. Rs.3,080/-per night/ per room.

Cheap and Best Hotels in Gangtok

1. Bamboo Grove Retreat, Central Gangtok, M.G. Road, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Rs.2,471/- to Rs.3,000/- per night/ per room.(Mob:-09832073429)

2. Juniper Tree Hotel, Church Road (Rai Cottage) East Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Rs.1,904/-per night/ per room.(Mob:-09733439583)

3. The Maplewood Resort: Lower Bojoghari Bypass Road, Lower Burtuk, Gangtok, India. Rs.1,200/- to Rs.2,500/- per room per night

4. Denzong Inn, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. (Near City Centre) Rs.974/- per night/ per room.

5. Green Retreat, Near Sichey Petrol Pump, Gangtok, Sikkim, India (124 km away from Bagdogra Airport & 95.6 km away from Darjeeling Railway Station) Rs.980/- per night/ per room.

(Rates of Hotels may be changed time to time)

Note:-All these informations have been taken from different sources such as blog reviews, magazines travel sites, tourist reviews etc.

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