Gangtok

My Kind of Place: Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Why Gangtok? Wedged between Tibet to the north, Nepal to the west and Bhutan to the east, Sikkim is an isolated little Indian state high in the Himalayas. Until as recently as 1975, it was…


Top 10 travel experiences in Sikkim

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state…


Himalayan Beauty in Sikkim

When to Go Most travelers will want to avoid the torrents of monsoon season (June to mid-September) in favor of shoulder season: hundreds of orchids bloom in March and April, and from late September through…


Viewpoints of Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga range is not just the third highest mountain in the world, but also a sacred entity in Sikkim. Its five peaks symbolise the five treasures―Gold, Silver, Gems, food grains and religious texts. The mountain…


6 reasons why you should visit Gangtok

Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is situated in the midst of the eastern Himalayas. An important centre of Buddhism, this charming hill station is surrounded by beautiful scenery at every step, especially stunning views of…


5 must-visit restaurants in Gangtok

A treat for food lovers, the entire line-up of restaurants in Gangtok is a delight. Interesting mix of Sikkimese and Tibetan cuisine, desserts that go melting the second you taste them, a dash of flavours…


The most luxurious stays in Gangtok

Casinos just round the corner, ancient-looking fireplace in your room, tapestry rich corridors or a century-old retreat in the Himalayas—the grandeur of luxury hotels in Gangtok will bowl you over. Equally perfect for a family…


On the road to Kanchenjunga

Sikkim, we were told, was a fairy-tale kind of place. Known for its isolation, its mystical monasteries, its princesses and chogyals and Himalayan people estranged from modern life, this tiny thumbprint of a state was…


Gangtok: Where live the monks

Cushioned by the foothills of the Himalayas, bare and non- pretentious, Gangtok comes across as a town content to be itself. Tourism is the lifeline of the town that lies on a hill- side by…


Through the hills and valleys

During a tour of East India in November and December last year, we were accompanied by a group of about 60 enthusiastic tourists, mostly senior citizens. Although most of the places we visited were unique…