Gangtok is a city, the capital and the largest town of Sikkim in india. It also is the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m. Today, Gangtok is a centre of Tibetan Buddhist learning and culture, with the being there of a number of monasteries, centres for Tibetology and religious educational institutions. The precise meaning of the name Gangtok is unclear, though the most popular meaning is "hill top".
City Is Famous For : The earliest records date from the construction of the hermitic Gangtok monastery in 1716. Like the rest of Sikkim, not much is known about the early history of Gangtok. Environmental Conditions: Gangtok features a monsoon-influenced subtropical highland climate. Because of its elevation and sheltered environment, Gangtok enjoys a mild, temperate climate all year round. Temperatures range from an average maximum of 22 °C (72 °F) in summer to an average minimum of 4 °C (39 °F) in winter. Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport. Local Language: Sikkimese , Bengali & Hindi Place of Interest: Ban Jhakri Falls , MG Road, Thangshu Lake, Baba Mandir, Hanuman Tunk,Dro-dul Chorten & Rumtek Monastery. Famous Hotels & Resorts: Orange Village Resort, Hotel Saikripa Gangtok, MAYFAIR Spa Resort & Casino, Hotel Disha Central Hotel, The Elgin Nor-Khill, The Royal Plaza, Hotel Sonam Delek, Hotel Mount , Siniolchu