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Gangtok : Culture of Learning & Tibetology









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.
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Memorable Experience: The Mountain Walk

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.





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SHOPPING IN GANGTOK

Shopping at MG Marg

Plunge into the plethora of hand-woven carpets, thankas, Lepcha weave bags, purses, woodwork & more.
Lal Bazaar, Super Market and New Market are the main shopping areas. There is also a thriving "foreign goods" market. Hone your bargaining skills. Government emporia have fixed rates.



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FOOD GUIDE

Local flavors

The Sikkimese love to spice up their simple meals with piquant or hot pickles. Jhekar or chaang, see what local are eating in everyday life.

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Gangtok lures visitors with its fabulous views of Mt. Khanchendzonga, its strategic location & heady culture offerings



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Rumtek 24km from Gangtok

Bowling down the partially rutted through picturesque countryside you'll come to the impressive Rumtek Monastery Commissioned by his holiness the 16th incarnate of the original Gyalwa Karmapa of Tibet and head of the Kagyupa sect of Buddhism, this lavishly built monastery is said to be a replica of the Tsurphu Monastery in Tibet.

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