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Gangtok is a center of Tibetan
Buddhist culture and learning, with the presence of several
monasteries, religious educational institutions and centers of
Tibetology. The city is a hub of commercial activity. The drive up the Teesta gorge to this prettily located first town of Sikkim is spectacular. Located in the eastern district this primary seat of governance and hub of commercial activity is the base for explorations into some of Sikkim's most alluring features. read more
There are some lovely walks around the capital. Tashi Viewpoint via Enchey Monastery is 9km away. Go early to watch the sun rise over the Khangchendzonga range. Hanuman Tok, a hill with a small temple, 8km away, is another viewpoint.