East Sikkim - The Capital city Gangtok is located in east-Sikkim at an height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and nearly 130 kilometers 4.5- 05 hours drive - land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals and is one of the most visited spot of India - It is one of the most beautiful town with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids, flowers and butterflies. Gangtok serves as a perfect base for exploring Sikkim. You can visit all Sikkim districts namely north Sikkim, south Sikkim, East Sikkim & West Sikkim based on Gangtok. Endowed with a wealth of exquisite beauty and magical mystery, with a host of walkways and delightful sights which make it all the more irresistible. Gangtok offers the tourist all modern amenities for comfort and pleasure. There are a number of luxury as well as moderately priced hotels. We conduct North Sikkim package tour, South Sikkim package tours, East Sikkim package tours and South Sikkim package tours. We also undertake all hotel bookings in Gangtok and around Gangtok including economy/budget/heritage hotel bookings, car rental/hire through the entire north east Himalayas. Nathula, Menmecho, Kupup, Nathang, Lunthung, Zuluk, Padamchen, Mankhim are places of interest in East Sikkim district. Our representatives are Authorised Agent and we have in our team some of the best registered tourist guides to assist our guests in sightseeing trips and treks around the Silk Route Circuit. The off shoot of Old Silk Route or Silk Road which passes through East Sikkim is a part of the ancient network of trade routes which connected China to Europe and the off shoot road use to be China to India connectivity. This route enters through Lhasa and Nathu La and Jelep La Pass for trade.
East Sikkim district occupies the south-east corner of the state - The state is border in the North District is bordered by People's Republic of China & Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), Bhutan in the East, Nepal & Darjeeling district of the state of West Bengal in the South and South District in the western side. Geographical area of the district is 954 square kilometers - The HQ of East Sikkim is Gangtok, which is also the state capital - It is the hub of all administrative and Commercial activity in the state - For administrative purpose the district has been further divided in to three sub- divisions namely Gangtok, Pakyong and Rongli. Apart from the modern attractions of the capital town, the beautiful Tsomgo (Changu) Lake, the historically important Nathula pass, Baba Mandir as well as many monasteries and temples are located in the district - Internationally famous Rumtek monastery and about 300 years old Enchey monastery.
Places of Interest
- Enchey Monastery / Flower Complex
- Cottage Industries / Do-drul Chorten, Deorali
- Sikkim research Institute of Tibetology (SRIT)
- Rumtek Monastery / Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden
- Ropeway / Saramsa Garden / Water Garden / Ganesh Tok (6500 feet)
- Tashi View Point / Hanuman Tok (7200 feet) / Himalayan Zoological Park
- Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary / Gonjang Monastery
- Bakthang Water falls / Sa-Ngor Monastery
- Aritar Lake / Tukla / Nathang, Zuluk, Memencho Lake
- Tsomgo Lake (12800 feet) / Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple / Nathula Pass (China Boder)
Communication: Nearest Major Airport is 130 kilometers and is nearly 04 to 05 hours from Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Pakyong Airport is 35 kilometers from Gangtok. Nearest Major Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP), Nearest Major Bus Terminus are Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) and Sikkim Nationalised Transport. Nearest Major City is Siliguri. Other sightseeing around Gangtok city is normally done by four seater Local taxies from as per Sikkim Government regulation. Airport is served by regular Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Druk and Spice Jet, Air Asia flights from Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Bangalore and other major cities of India. New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is approximately 120 kilometers away and is the nearest railway station for Gangtok. It is well connected with NH 10 and is 130 kilometers away from Siliguri, 95 kilometers from Kalimpong and 105 kilometers from Darjeeling, 115 kilometers from Pelling, 65 kilometers from Aritar. The road is beautiful and is accompanied by river Teesta. Destination green offer commercil vehicle for tourist. Pick up and drop is organised by Destination Green.
East Sikkim, Gangtok, Tsomgo Lake, Changu Lake, Nathula, Rumtek