Gangtok is a municipality, the capital and the largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. It also is the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,410 ft). The town's population of 100,000 belongs to different ethnicities such as Nepalis, Lepchas and Bhutia. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mild temperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim's tourism industry.
Sikkim is one of the most wonderful places to visit in India. It is arguably India’s most underrated state when it comes to tourism. Located in the beautiful north-eastern region of India, Sikkim is landlocked with Nepal to its west, the Chinese Tibet Autonomous region to its north and east, Bhutan to its east and West Bengal to its south. While Sikkim is full of stunning places to visit, its most prized possession is the amazing city of Gangtok. Capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is a hill resort and one of the most popular places in north-east India. It is known for its scenic beauty and striking views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. Gangtok is nestled within higher Himalayan peaks with a year-round mild weather making it an excellent holiday spot. Located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,410 ft), Gangtok houses people of different ethnicity such as Nepali, Lepchas and Bhutia. Tourism, which peaks in spring and summer, is the main source of income in Gangtok since it serves as a gateway to Sikkim.
Located right in the middle of the Himalayan range, Gangtok is one of the most picturesque places to visit in the whole of India. It presents the perfect image of India’s great and varied topography. This hold true to most parts of Sikkim. Despite being the least populous state in India and the second smallest state after Goa, Sikkim is still an excellent tourist spot thanks to places like Gangtok with their stunning location and amazing geographical terrain.