Gangtok town

5 tourist activities in Gangtok

Author: TourGenie contributor
Date: 2021-08-13

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Gangtok, a mesmerizing town in East Sikkim, has a lot to offer to travelers. It is the state capital and also the sole and major established town here. It has everything for all types of tourists. One can view the world’s third highest peak Mount Khangchendzonga from here on a clear day. It has enchanting waterfalls, peaceful monasteries, scenic views, calm temples, and greenery. For adventure lovers, there are a lot of activities Gangtok has to offer.

5 best activities in Gangtok are:

(1) Rafting

Rafting can be done at the border of West Bengal and Sikkim. The place is named as Melli. It’s a 35-40 minute activity and costs around INR 3500 for 6 people. One must try to enhance their adventure experience by rafting on River Teesta.

Rafting

Rafting

(2) Hiking

Hiking is always a priority for most travel junkies. Teenjurey offers the perfect hiking trail for all age groups. It is an easy 4 km hike, and there are chances of spotting the Red Panda and Himalayan Black Bear.

Teenjurey

Teenjurey hike

(3) Paragliding

Flying in air in the hills is altogether a different experience. Paragliding in Gangtok is a popular activity for travelers as well as locals. The views of Gangtok town and Teesta River beneath give an enthralling experience to everyone.

Paragliding

Paragliding

(4) Cable car ride

Gangtok cable car ride is a fun activity and must-do activity for all tourists visiting here. This is a short ropeway ride but worth the money. On a clear day, views of snow-capped mountains make the trip fully enjoyable.

Ropeway

Cable car ride

(5) ATV ride

ATV ride at Bulbuley is a newly added adventure activity. The rough road stretches upto 3 km. You can also ride the scenic road from Tashi View Point to Ganesh Tok.

ATV Ride

ATV ride

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