Gangtok, capital of Sikkim, is a mesmerizing hill station on the banks of the Ranipaul river. This city has been blessed with splendid beauty and greenery. It attracts tourists from all across the globe. It is also a significant place for Buddhists because of their learning centre with prayer flags fluttering all around and prayer wheels spinning with Lama's invocation of God. Here are a numer of beautiful ancient Budhist monastries.
Foreigners need special permission to enter this state. People who are interested in Trekking then they can ask for the permission to go to restricted area for trekking on their own risk.
There are many places for attraction of tourists. Rumtek Monastery has a number of old Buddhist manuscripts, artifacts, religious paintings and idols. Himalayan Zoological Park has some animals that are on the verge of extinction. It has Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Tibetan Wolf, Red Pandas, Spotted Deer and Snow Leopard and various other animals. Jawaharlal
Nehru Botanical Garden is a hot spot of Gangtok with wide varieties of orchids, trees and herbs in a covered place. Ganesh Tok and Hanuman Tok is also popular among tourists.
Climate is very mild so weather is quiet pleasant throughout the year. The best time to
visit the town is March-May and October-December.The nearest airport to reach Gangtok is Bagdogra about 150 km from Gangtok. Nearest Railway station is Jalpaigudi 148 km from Gangtok. Gangtok is connected by good quality roads with nearby towns such as Darjeeling Siliguri and Kalimpong.