The morning in hilly areas is always beautiful, with the glittering rays of the sun spreading its golden hues on the snowy mountains, the chirping of the birds, the murmuring river, and the floating clouds makes promise every day of a new beginning. After feasting on sumptuous breakfast it's time for Gangtok Local Sightseeing. Post breakfast, start for a tour in and around Gangtok. Visit -
Tashi View Point - Located in Tashi about 8 Km from Gangtok town built by Tashi Namgyal, which offers a panoramic view of Mt Kanchenjunga on a clear day. Binocular and Telescopes are mounted at the viewpoint which can get an unobstructed view of the mountains and forest on the opposite side.
Gonjang Monastery - The monastery is located 6 Km away from Gangtok near Tashi View Point. This monastery was established in the year 1981 and the founder is H.E. Tingkye Gonjang Rimpoche. He got recognition as an incarnation of Yolmo Terton Ngakchang Shakya Zangpo, a 15th-century Nyingmapa Terton. The monastery follows the Jangter tradition of the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Do-drul Chorten - The huge Stupa or monument built by the Venerable Trullshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism, in 1945. Inside the stupa, there is a complete set of Dorjee Phurba (Vajra Kilaya), a set of Kang Gyur relic (Holy Book), completes 'Zung' (mantras) and other religious objects. Around the Chorten, there are 108 Mani Lhakor (Prayer Wheels) all of which have mantras inscribed on them in Tibetan, and they consider this place as one of the important Chorten of Sikkim.
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology - It is considered as prestigious and renowned research institute of its kind in the world, NIT is a treasure of a vast collection of rare Lepcha, Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscripts, statues and rare Thankas (colorful tapestries used in Buddhist liturgy). Apart from an attractive museum, it has over 200 Buddhist icons and other prized objects of art along with a majestic image of Manjushri (Bodhisattva of knowledge and wisdom) brought from Tibet.
Hur Hurray Dara - Also known as the Nam Nang viewpoint, provides a breathtaking view of the lush green forests, and the beautiful valley. This serine area is less crowded, for which it is best for a morning or an evening walk with a pleasant view of the hills in the lap of nature.
Tsukla Khang Monastery or Palace Monastery - This monastery is located inside the complex of Tsuklakhang royal palace of the Chogyal's, the former rulers of Sikkim, and is the most accessible monastery within the city. Built-in typical Sikkimese style, there are exciting murals and images of the Buddhist pantheon.
White Memorial Hall - A two-storied structure with typical British architecture, the hall built in the year 1932. The hall gets its name not because they paint it white but as they construct it in the memory of Sir John Claude White, the first political officer of Sikkim. The hall has historical values and is on the Ridge.
Flower Show Hall - A popular permanent exhibition of Sikkim's diverse flowering fauna, near the White Hall, which holds the annual Orchid Show between March-June. This place is perfect to take photographs of the various colorful flowers and shrubs.
Gangtok Ropeway - One of the major attractions of Sikkim Tour is the cable car ride at Deorali. The ropeway has 03 entry points or stops with the lowest point being the Deorali market, Nam Nang as mid-point, and the highest point is at Tashiling. This is a standing ride for everyone that offers a panoramic bird's-eye view of the mountains, the valleys, the flowing river along with the mesmerizing view of the Gangtok city and snow-covered Mt. Kanchenjunga.
As the sightseeing ends for the day back to the Hotel, and evening is free to roam around the MG Marg where one can taste the Sikkim delicacies at local restaurants or spend some bucks in shopping handicrafts and other items. Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok.