East Sikkim

Chorten Stupa

The Do-Drul Chorten Or Stupa Was Built By The Venerable Truslshi Rimpoche, Head Of The Nyingma Order Of Tibetan Buddhism. Inside This Stupa, There Are Complete Mandala Sets Of Dorjee Phurba Around This Chorten, Which Is One Of The Most Important Stupas In Sikkim. These Prayer Wheels Are Turned By The Devout Buddhist While Chanting "Hail To The Jewel In The Lotus", To Invoke Buddhisattva.

Gangtok

Sikkim's Capital Sprawls Over A Forested Hill That Overlooks Mt. Khangchendzonga, Guardian Deity Of The Land To The Sikkim's Buddhists. It Served As The Royal And Administrative Headquarters To The Former Kingdom, And Even Today It Still Bears A Regal Character. In The Sikkimese Bhutia Language 'Gang' Means Fl At And 'Tok' Means Hill.

Enchey Monastery

This Oldest Monastery Is An Important Seat Of The Nyingmapa Order, And Is Built On The Site Blessed By Lama Druptob Karpo, A Tantric Master Known For His Flying Prowess. Its Annual Chham (Masked Dance) Is Performed With Great Fanfare Once Every Year Around January.

White Hall

The White Hall Only Has Historical Value And Is Situated On The Ridge. It Is A Two Storeyed Structure And Has Typical British Architecture And Was Built In 1932. It Is So Called Not Because It Is Painted White But Because It Was Built In Memory Of The First Political Officer Of Sikkim, Claude White. There Is An Officers' Club And A Badminton Court In The White Hall.

Cottage Industry

Directorate Of Handicraft & Handloom : Instituted With The Aim Of Promoting And Keeping Alive The State's Traditional Arts And Craft, The Directorate Of Handicrafts & Handloom Lies A Storehouse Of Hand Woven Woolen Carpets With Traditional Motifs, Blankets, Shawls In Lepcha Weaves And Exquisitely Carved 'Choktse' Or Table And Many Other Gift Items.

View Point

Situated In The Vicinity Of The Sikkim Legislative Assembly, One Can Have Very Good Walk From Nam -Nang View Point To Sikkim Press. The Visitors Can Also Experience The Breath Taking View Of The Dense Forest And Lush Green Valley. A Serene Area To Relish, An Ideal Nature Walk.

Ropeway

The Zigback Cable Car Ferries The Tourists From Deorali Via Hur Huray Dara Near Sikkim Legislative To Tashiling Sectariat. Besides The Thrill Of The Ride One Can Also Enjoy Breathtaking Views Of The Gangtok Hills.

Tibetology

The Most Prestigious Of Its Kind In India - This Buddhist Institute Is A Treasure Trove Of Vast Collection Of Rare Lepcha, Tibetan And Sanskrit Manuscripts, Statues And Rare Thankas And Has Over 200 Buddhist Icons. Today, It Is The Renowned Worldwide Center For Study Of Buddhist Philosophy And Religion.

Flower Show

The Complex Is A Pride And Joy Of Sikkim Where The World – Famous Orchids Of Sikkim Are On Exhibition Along With Seasonal Flowers And Bonsai. Various Competitions Are Organized Here Periodically To Adjudge The Best Orchid Which Are Then Placed For Display. Those Shows Generally Concede With The Tourist Seasons.

Ganesh Tok

A Small Temple, Dedicated To Lord Ganesh Is Situated At An Altitude Of 6,500 Ft. From Here One Can Have A Panoramic View Of Gangtok Town, Especially Spectacular At Night. Adjoining The Temple Is The Pintetum Where Pine Trees Flourish.

Hanuman Tok

Situated About 5 Km Uphill From White Hall On A Bifurcation Road Of The Gangtok-Nathula Highway, Is A Temple Devoted To Hanuman, A God Worshipped By The Hindus. On Selected Points On The Road To The Temple, Breathtaking Views Of Gangtok And The Adjoining Rolling Hills Can Be Seen.

Changu Lake

Tsomgo(Changu) Lake Is Situated 35 Km From Gangtok On The Gangtok - Nathula Highway Which Forms A Part Of The Old Trade Route From India To China. Before 1962, Caravans Of Mules Carrying Goods Used To Ply On This Route. The Stretch Of The Route Just Below Karponang, 15 Kms From Gangtok Was Particularly Dangerous.

Nathula

Nathula Is A Pass On The Indo Chinese Boarder (La Meaning Pass In Tibetan). The Place Is 55 Kilometers From Gangtok And Passes Through Tsongo Lake. The Place Is Covered With Snow For Most Part Of The Year. The Pass Was Traditionally Used By Merchants Of India And Tibet For Trading. This Was Part Of The Famous Silk Route Connecting Plains Of Bengal With Tibet. Note: Tourists Are Allowed To Visit Nathula Only On Specific Days Of The Week. There Is Restriction On The Number Of Vehicles That Can Visit Nathula On A Day. Tourists Are Advised To Make Reservation For The Nathula Visit Well In Advance To Avoid Disappointment. Foreign Tourists Are Not Allowed To Visit Nathula. They Have To Return From Tsongo Lake.

Baba Mandir

It Was Built In Memory Of A Soldier In The 23rd Punjab Regiment, Who Drowned In A Stream Near The Spot. Legend Says He Later Appeared In A Dream To One Of His Colleagues Where He Requested That A Temple Be Built In His Memory.

Bhanjhakri Falls

'Bhanjhakri Falls' Is An Energy Park As Well As A Shamatic Theme Park. This Park Lies Amidst Lush Green Valley. At The Outskirts Of Gangtok, The Capital Of Sikkim. It Is Surrounded By Trees And A Gushing Mountain River.

Rumtek Monastery

From Its Perch On A Hilltop Facing The City Of Gangtok, The Capital Of Sikkim, The Monastery Complex At Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre Embodies The Vision And Aspiration Of The Sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, To Establish His Seat-In-Exile To Help Spread The Teachings Of The Buddha Throughout The World.

Tourist Villa

Khangchendzonga Tourist Villa Ranka
It Is Located 15 Kms. From Gangtok Coming Up Over Sprawling 16 Acres Of Land.
The Project Comprises Of Accommodations Of Traditional Sikkimese Architecture,
Villa Club With Bars, Restaurant, Indoor Swimming Pool, Multi-Gym, Open-Air Theatre, Children's Park,
Food Court, Exhibition Halls Showing Arts, Handicraft, Ornament, Musical Instruments Etc.
Multipurpose Hall, Amusement Park With Rides,
Simulators, Musical Fountain, Water Chute, Closed Circuit Tvs, Laser-Cum-Video Show On Water Screens,
Rain Forest Cafe, Etc, Along With All Infrastructure Developments Works And Tourism Facilities.
The Small State Of Sikkim Is East India, Nestled Among The Eastern Himalayan Mountains Has An Ace Up Its Sleeve For Tourist Attraction.

Aritar

It is located on the edge of the Himalayas, and can be reached in about four hours' drive from Gangtok via either Pakyong or Rangpo.Isolated from the rest of the state, on the far eastern border of Sikkim and bounded by Mt. Kanchendzonga, the region is characterized by lush forest, mountains and rivers. The Aritar Lake (Ghati-Tso) is a nearby attraction, as are traditional villages and monasteries such as Lingsay. Visitors may also stay in a British-built bungalow of 1895 located half km below the lake.