Gangtok is the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim and is situated at a height of 5,500ft above sea level. The city has become the famous centre for Buddhist learning and culture, along with political, commercial, religious and cultural activities of the people of Sikkim. The city attracts a major crowd ever year for it is provided with a number of tourists attractions by nature itself. It forms major revenue for the state. It is also very easy to get here for the state capital is well connected by all means of transport.
Altitude: 5,800 feet (1,800 m)
STD Code: 03592
Language: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu,Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar,Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar
Temperature:. Temperatures range from an average maximum of 22 °C (72 °F) in summer to an average minimum of 4 °C (39 °F) in winter.
Best Season: The best time to visit Gangtok October to December.
HOW TO REACH
The nearest airport is at Bagdogra,which is about 120kms away.Indian Airlines and Air Deccan have direct flights from Delhi,Kolkata and Guwahati.
The nearest railway station are at Siliguri 124kms away and new Jalpaiguri at about 120kms.New Jalpaiguri is directly connected by rail to all important towns and cities in India.
Gangtok is well connected by a network of roads with all important cities and towns.