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What to see in Gangtok

Lachung Gangtok | Kechopari Lake | Labrang Monastery | Pemayangtse Monastery
White hall Gangtok | The Ridge | Phurchachu reshi hot Springs | Tsomgo lake Gangtok
Yaksey | Tasuklakhang The Royal Chapel | Research Institute of Tibetology Gangtok
White hall Gangtok

Lachung Gangtok

Lachung in Gangtok

Lachung Gangtok a Botanical Garden built by Laghung in Gangtok the Marquis of Tweedale is a place to visit in Gangtok is one of Gangtok tourist spots. It was built in 1847 is about 22 hectares with variety of flowering trees, small exotic shrubs ascending the slopes on the hill at an elevation of 2,400 meters above Main Sea Level. It is one of the famous places in Gangtok with many rare trees as old as 20 million years fossil tree, with well manicured.

Kechopari Lake

This clear water Kechopari Lake is in between road Gyalsing and Yoksum. The Lake Kechopari means - wishing lake. It is a famous places in Gangtok, yet another most beautiful Gangtok tourist spots to see. The Kechopari Lake is surrounded by mountains with dense forests and wild life. The Kechopari Lake is serene, placid and beautiful with crystal clear water, it seems like a mirror is placed under the blue sky and one can see the mountains as well.

Labrang Monastery Labrang Monastery in Gangtok

The 100 years old Labrang Gangtok Monastery is one kms ahead of Phodong. The Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism means dwelling place of Lamas (Monks) owned this Monastery it is same as of Pemayangtse Monastery in West Sikkim.

Pemayangtse Monastery

Another Gangtok sightseeing that is approximately 6-km from Gyalsing town; this monastery was built in 17th century by Latsun Chempo as a small temple. Much later the temples structure was rebuilt into a monastery, and now it is one of the famous places in Gangtok.


The tourist lodge 'Yaksey' is 6 kms from Lachung towards Yumthang one of the many places to visit in Gangtok. At the foot of Donkia-La pass, further 23 kms travel leads to hot springs Yumey-Samdong close to River Sebu-Chu that connects Lachung valley to Lachen valley is yet another Gangtok tourist spots to see.

The Ridge

The Ridge is 5 minutes walk from main market on its way, you can find White Hall Gangtok and Gangtok's chief minister official residence towards one side and another side is beautiful designed palace gate. The Ridge, Gangtok tourist spots, this plain stretch is rowed with many trees and colorful plants when bloom the tourist can enjoy the riot of colors. Annually flower shows are held for tourist can enjoy this magnificent Gangtok sightseeing.

Phurchachu Reshi Hot Springs

Phurchachu Reshi Hot Springs is another places to visit in Gangtok after crossing Ranjit River by a walking bridge from the highway is Phurchachu Hot springs and it is around 25 kms away from Gyalsing, near Reshi. Phurchachu Reshi hot springs are said to be holy and medicinal especially for skin diseases and the four holy caves next to it is called Kadosangphu or 'Cave of the Occult fairies' towards.

Tsomgo Lake Gangtok

Tsomgo Lake Gangtok

Tsomgo Lake Gangtok is located at an altitude of 12,400 feet on the Gangtok-Nathu La highway and Tsomgo Lake Gangtok is approximately around 40 kms from Gangtok. Tsomgo means "Source of the Lake" in Bhutia language. 'TSO' means lake and ' MGO' means head.

Tasuklakhang The Royal Chapel The Royal Chapel in Gangtok

Tsuklakhang-The Royal Chapel is an important place of worship and assembly. It is a famous places in Gangtok and it is kind of museum or storage of vast collection of Buddhist scriptures.

Research Institute of Tibetology Gangtok

Research Institute of Tibetology in Gangtok

The Research Institute of Tibetology Gangtok has luxurious interiors with huge murals and ornate woodcarvings and it is yet other rich places to visit in Gangtok which is surrounded by serene forest of oak, ash and birch trees. This organization helps promote Tibetan language and its literature on Buddhism, the Buddha "Enlightened one". And it is one of its kinds in the world of Mahayana Buddhism.

White hall Gangtok

The White wall Gangtok is an Officer's Club and Badminton Court was built in memory of the first political officer of Sikkim, Claude White in 1932.

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