Bakthang Waterfall- At the distance of 3 km from Gangtok, Bakthang Waterfall will be your first stop which is an eye-catching attraction that no tourist ever want to miss. Flowing from Ratey Chu, it is a broad waterfall that creates a soothing environment for the visitors to enjoy.
Tashi Viewpoint- Subsequently, you can observe the glorious Himalayas from Tashi Viewpoint that will be your binocular to scrutinise the seeking view of snow peaks. Moreover, keep your camera’s panoramic setting on because this is the right spot to capture the entire beauteous landscape.
Ganesh Tok- Just wish that it’s a clear day because it’s only on the bright clear days that you can have the most awesome view of the place. Apart from Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok is the place from where you can have a spectacular view of Gangtok. It is an ancient temple of Lord Ganesha that has a pleasant aura. This place welcomes you through its brilliant entrance, and as you swirl the sights, you will see colourful buntings surrounding the temple.
Enchey Monastery- Your next destination of the day is a 200 years old monastery which was initially established as a small gompa by a tantric artist and renowned exponent among highlander Buddhists, Lama DrupthobKarpo. Enchey Monastery literally means “the Solitary Temple” which now is home to almost 90 monks. Tourists are quite fascinated by the place because it accommodates a number of religious objects and presents Tibetan culture in a beguiling manner.
Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom- Now, it is time for you to admire the local art and talent depicted through the Handicrafts in this Directorate which is located at the ‘Zero’ point of the city. Here you can buy the majestic artefacts such as Thanka painting, traditional carpets, wooden carved and colourfully painted sculptures and much more.
Do Drul Chorten Stupa- Standing proudly on the hill Hock, Do DrulChorten, also known as Phurba, is your next station which is also the biggest stupa of Sikkim. This shrine was constructed in 1945 and is encircled with 108 prayer wheels from which visitors gain divine blessings.
Institute of Tibetology- After your spiritual tour, it is time for you to grasp some cultural and educative values of Tibet. One of the most significant institutions of the world, the Institute of Tibetology is that centre where many scholars research on the Tibetan language and tradition. Furthermore, you can know more about Life-at-Tibet through valuable material kept in the museum and Tibetan library that has preserved innumerable rich collections of the studies.
Flower Show- As an integral part of aesthetic festivity, the locals of Gangtok organise a celebration in the name of Sikkim’s diverse vegetation. The flower show is the International Flower Festival which is celebrated every peak season of blooming. In the fete, the perfect blend of Gangtok’s topography is mirrored when breathtaking blossoms are showcased at a place from every corner of Sikkim. This is a must-visit and stupendous moment for every nature lover.
Banjhakri Falls Last but not the least, you will be enthralled by Banjhakri Falls which is 70 ft tall waterfall surrounded by lush greenery of dense forest. This waterfall ascribes the natives because of their belief that it has all the healing and magical power like any other sacred place.