Top Choice Museum in Gangtok

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

This fantastic museum housed in a traditional Tibetan-style mansion boasts a jaw-dropping collection of artefacts related to Vajrayana Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Established in 1958 to promote scholastic and cult…
Buddhist Temple in Gangtok


Sporting traditional decor and built in the style of a Sikkimese temple, the impressive Tsuglhakhang near the Chogyal Palace is often open early in the morning (and during major festivals) to pilgrims and curious to…
Gardens in Gangtok

Flower Exhibition Centre

During the summer months of March and April, when alpine flowers are in bloom, it’s worth peeping inside the Flower Exhibition Centre, a modestly sized tropical greenhouse full of exotic plants, including several sp…
Zoo in Gangtok

Himalayan Zoological Park

Among the better-maintained zoos in the country, the Gangtok zoo occupies an entire hill opposite Ganesh Tok viewpoint. Red pandas, civet cats, Himalayan bears, clouded leopards and snow leopards roam around in exte…
Monastery in Gangtok

Enchey Gompa

On the northern outskirts of Gangtok, approached through gently rustling conifers, stands this atmospheric and quaint monastery, with lovely murals and statues of Tantric deities. Some say the monastery's founder wa…
Park in Gangtok


With gorgeous views both to the east and west, the ridge – a shaded promenade cresting Gangtok's upper reaches – promises a pleasant stroll amid manicured parks and gardens. Located within one of the green zones her…
Viewpoint in Gangtok

Ganesh Tok

Festooned in colourful prayer flags and located opposite the zoo's main entrance is Ganesh Tok viewpoint, which offers superb city views, hot tea and Indian snacks (₹50). Hanuman Tok, another impressive viewpoint, s…
Notable Building in Gangtok

White Memorial Hall

Heritage building adjacent to the Flower Exhibition Centre.