Sikkim is divided into 4 districts - North, South, East and West. Following are various destination in East Sikkim.

GANGTOK( CAPITAL)
       Places to visit in Gangtok
Government Institute of Cottage Industry
Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology
Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa)
Enchey Monastery
Ridge Park & White Hall Complex
Tashi View Point
Hanuman Tok
Ganesh Tok
Himalayan Zoological Park
Sa-Ngor-Chotshog Centre
     Excursions from Gangtok
Rumtek Dharma Chakra Center Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden Saramsa Garde
Water Garden
Tsomgo Lake

East Sikkim

Gangtok , the capital of one of the smallest state in India, Sikkim, is a modern town with cosmopolitan facilities. The places to visit in Gangtok are: 

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Government Institute of Cottage Industry - a vocational institute for preserving authentic Sikkimese arts & handicrafts where beautiful souvenirs like carpets, hand carved tables (choktses), etc. are produced & exhibited for sale. 

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Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology - this internationally acclaimed centre of Tibetan Studies & Research houses a vast collection of rare Buddhist books, manuscripts and over 200 Buddhist icons. 

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Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa) encircled by 108 prayer wheels built by late Trulsi Rimpoche in 1945-46. This is one of the most important and biggest stupas found in Sikkim. . 

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Enchey Monastery located on a hilltop above Gangtok this monastery rebuilt in 1910 belongs to the Nyingmapa order and was once the hermitage site of Lama Drupthob Karpo renowned for his power of flying. 

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Ridge Park & White Hall Complex- The Department of Tourism hosts an annual flower show here where one can witness a spectrum of colorful Orchids and other rare colorful flowers.

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Tashi View Point was built by the late King of Sikkim, Tashi Namgyal, it is situated 4 km from Gangtok town from where one can have a clear view of opposite hills, besides Mt. Khangchendzonga. This site offers a breathtaking panorama of the majestic Mt. Khangchendzonga and surrounding hills

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Hanuman Tok: It is approximately 5 km. from Gangtok town. A temple of God Hanuman, worshipped by the Hindus. Besides offering prayers, one can enjoy the scenic beauty of Gangtok town and have a satisfying glimpse of Mt. Khangchendzonga, which is snow clad. 

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Ganesh Tok: It is a very small temple of Ganesh, a God worshipped by Hindus. It is on a hillock on Gangtok-Nathula Road. 

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Himalayan Zoological Park: Is located on the hill above Ganesh Tok. The area covers about 200 hectares where wild animals like barking deer, bear, red panda are kept in semi natural habitat. 

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Sa-Ngor-Chotshog Centre: It is a Tibetan refugee monastic institution established in 1961 by his Eminence Luding Khen Rimpoche, Head of Ngorpa, sub-sect of the Sakya Order, with the blessing of H.H. Sakya Trizin and H.H. the Dalai Lama. This is the only monastery of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism in Sikkim. It is located on a beautiful hilltop just 5 kms away from Gangtok Sikkim.

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Excursions from Gangtok

Rumtek Dharma Chakra Center is 24 kms from Gangtok, the seat of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa Rinpoche, head of the Karmapa sub sect of Kargyudpa order of Tibetan Buddhism. It now function as the headquarters of the Dharma Chakra Religious Centre. Located within the complex are the main monastery, the memorial stupa of the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa inlaid with gold plate and semi precious stones, Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies and the Jamyang Khang Primary School. 

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Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden close to Rumtek Monastery, maintained by the parks and Gardens unit of the Forest Department of the Government of Sikkim, the Garden is an enchanting and soothing experience among the lush green vegetation, rare plants and trees and certain species of Himalayan flowers and Orchids.

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Saramsa Garden: About 14 kms from Gangtok is the Saramsa Garden, the home of Sikkim's most exotic orchids and other rare tropical and temperate plants. Established and maintained by the Department of Forest, it is an excellent recreation and picnic spot.

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Water Garden: Water Garden at Martam Khola is on the 31-A National Highway some 16-km south of Gangtok. It is an ideal spot for picnic with a small swimming pool for children

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Tsomgo Lake (3780 m) situated 38 km east of Gangtok amidst picturesque mountain is sacred. The famed Nathula Pass (4,392 m) to Tibet is 20 Km further. The Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary with an area of 31 sq.km located nearby is rich in alpine flora, fauna and avi-fauna.

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 OTHER DESTINATIONS 

 

West Sikkim

Gyalshing(district hq)
Pemayangtse
Khechupalri Lake
Yuksam 
Tashiding
Uttare
Versay
 

South Sikkim

Namchi(district hq)
Ravangla
Temi Tea Garden
Sikip 
 

North Sikkim

Mangan(district hq)
Kabi Longtshok
Phodong Monastery
Singhik
LachungShingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Yumthang Valley Lachen
Thangu
Gurudongmar
 

Darjeeling
Mirik
Kalimpong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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