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Gangtok Destination Guide

Discover Gangtok in India!

Gangtok in the region of Sikkim with it's 30,700 habitants is a place located in India - some 701 mi (or 1,127 km) East of New Delhi, the country's capital.

Map of the area of Gangtok in India

Local time in Gangtok is now 04:49 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kolkata" with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Dhaka, Thimphu, Daga, Paro, Tsimasham or Kathmandu. When in this area, you might want to check out Tadong, Gangtok and Bhurtuk as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

17°C / 63 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Evening Temperature 15°C / 59 °F
Night Temperature 11°C / 52 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 71%
Air Pressure 915 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 1 km/h (1 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 56% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Sunday, 26th of February 2017
Light rain, calm, scattered clouds.
Light rain Day: 18°C (64 °F)
Night: 13°C (56 °F)
Monday, 27th of February 2017
Light rain, calm, scattered clouds.
Light rain Day: 17°C (63 °F)
Night: 13°C (56 °F)
Tuesday, 28th of February 2017
Clear sky, calm, few clouds.
Clear sky Day: 17°C (62 °F)
Night: 9°C (48 °F)

Videos

Gangtok Wikipedia travel guide video Cr...

00:55 min ( March 25, 2010 by wikistupeflixtravel)
Views: 444 - Rating: 5/5

Create your own video on studio.stupeflix.com ! The Kanchenjunga, the world's third tallest peak, viewed from "Hanuman Tok," near Gangtok. The central peak is the Kanchenjunga. Bamboo, such as the one...

Gangtok trip - Introduction

01:08 min ( November 01, 2008 by anujgrt)
Views: 840 - Rating: 5/5

Ten people one destination - gagntok chalein hum . First part - Introduction .... now sit back folks and enjoy the vadeeyians !!! :)


Gangtok Sikkim Djsmithwick's photos arou...

01:47 min ( April 01, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW4)
Views: 456 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Djsmithwick's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these v...

GOECHALA pass- A trek through the Sikkim...

01:37 min ( December 03, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 575 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Pram_1's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these videos...


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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Gangtok during the next days.

12
May
2017

Goechala Trek, Sikkim

Beginning: 06:00 am (06:00).
More on eventful.com.


Interesting facts about this location

Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an altitude of 5,800 feet . The town's population of 1,98,658 belongs to different ethnicities such as Indian-Nepalis, Lepchas and Bhutia, is administered by the "Gangtok Municipal Corporation". Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mild temperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim's tourism industry.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 27.33, 88.62 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Buddhist pilgrimages, Former Indian capital cities, Gangtok, Hill stations in India, Indian capital cities

Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek, also called the Dharmachakra Centre, is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in the Indian state of Sikkim near the capital Gangtok. It is a focal point for the sectarian tensions that characterize the Karmapa Controversy.

More reading: Rumtek Monastery homepage
Located at 27.33, 88.62 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1740 establishments, Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim, Gangtok, Kagyu, Religious organizations established in the 1740s, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a Tibet museum in Gangtok, Sikkim, India. The Namgyal Rrks in the world outside Tibet. The foundation stone of the institute was laid by the 14th Dalai Lama on the 10th of February 1957 and it was opened officially by the Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 1 October 1958.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 27.33, 88.62 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Sikkim, Culture of Sikkim, Gangtok, Museums in Sikkim, Tibetology, Visitor attractions in Sikkim

Tumlong

Tumlong was the former capital of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is located in North Sikkim district.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 27.33, 88.62 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Cities and towns in North Sikkim district, History of Sikkim

Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan

The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan is the central bank of Bhutan and is a member of the Asian Clearing Union. It is also the minting authority for the Bhutanese ngultrum. The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan was established under the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan Act of 1982. Subsequently, the Act of 1982 was amended by the Financial Institutions Act of 1992 and replaced in its entirety by the Royal Monetary Authority Act of 2010.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 27.33, 88.62 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:1982 establishments in Bhutan, Banks established in 1982, Central banks, Economy of Bhutan

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