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Gangtok is a fascinating destination of Sikkim where tourists come for rejuvenating holidays. Gangtok attractions consist of Buddhist monasteries, lakes, parks, hot water spring and wildlife.
Gangtok Attractions Gangtok is an enchanting tourist destination of the beautiful north eastern state of India, Sikkim. It is a mesmerizing hill station steeped in sheer natural beauty. Offering majestic views of the Himalayas, Gangtok is surrounded by the world’s third tallest peak Kanchenjunga. The perfect blend of tradition and modernity can be seen here. Located at an altitude of 5,800 feet above sea level, it attracts tourists from far and wide. Famous attractions of Gangtok are: Enchey Monastery Located on a hilltop this monastery is 200 years old. Belonging to the Nyingma order of Buddhism, it serves as a venue for the religious masked dance called Chaam which is performed here in the month of January. Labrang Monastery This ancient monastery also belongs to the Nyingmaoa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is an imposing structure and has been maintained very well. Rumtek Monastery It is a famous attraction of Gangtok belonging to the Kagyupa sect of Buddhism. It houses several sacred things such as the Golden Stupa. Deer Park Set amidst picturesque surroundings this park is a perfect place to relax. It also houses an open enclosure where animals like red panda, Himalayan bear and deer are kept. Phurchachu Reshi Hot Spring It is a must-visit attraction where people come from far and wide. The holy cave Kadosangphu is located near this spring. The water of this spring is believed to possess medicinal properties to cure skin diseases. Khechepalri Lake This beautiful and squeaky clean lake is located in mesmerizing surroundings. It is surrounded by mountains and forests. Gangtok Excursions Tsomgo Lake Located at an altitude of 3,780 m above sea level, it is 38 km off Gangtok. It is an arresting lake boasting of sheer natural beauty. Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary Located 25 km from Gangtok this wildlife sanctuary boasts of rich fauna and flora. Nathula Located 56 km from Gangtok it is one of the highest motorable roads flanked by various species of Alpine flora. It is located at an elevation of 14,200 feet above sea level. Gangtok Tour is a famous attraction of Sikkim Tourism. Gangtok Tourism offers amazing attractions such as Buddhist monasteries, lakes, parks, hot water spring and wildlife.
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