The Place - Capital City of Sikkim. Area of Gangtok is 954 Sq. KMs & the height is 1547 meters. The main local speaking languages are Sikkimese and Gorkhali. The main season for traveling Gangtok is March to May & October to Middle of December. From the west of the city the glimpse of Kanchenjunga along with Pandim, Narsing & Sinol Chu can be viewed. Gangtok is famous for monasteries.
State - Sikkim
Season - Through out the year
Other Watchables -

Enchey Monastery - built in1840 by the Nyingma-pa (Yellow Cap) community, the monastery is situated at 3 KMs North East of the city. In the month of December Chaam Festival (Lama Dance) is conducted.
Deer Park - Buid as replica of Sarnath the park is consisted of statue of Buddha in Sarnath Mudra
Research Institute of Tibetology - In 10th February 1957, Dalai Lama laid the foundation stone of this Institute & in 1st October 1958, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, inaugurated this institute. It is the World's 3rd largest collection of ancient Tibetian books. A collection of over 400 orchids is also there at the ground floor of the Insttitute
Rumtech Monastery - It is situated at 24 KMs west of Gangtok. After Tibet was taken over by the Chinese, the 16th Guru of Gyalwa Karmapa group took shelter at Sikkim and built Rumtech Monastery based on Chofuk Monastery of Tibet. Several tales of Tibetian Buddhist Religion is preserved as mural at this monastery. The nature built Botanical Zoo adds beauty to this monastery,
Fodang Monastery - Situated at 40 KMs north of Gangtok. A half an hour trek can take you to the Labrang Gumpha. The fabulous view of Kanchenjungha is available from Magan & Singhik.
Tssango Lake - 35 KMs from Gangtok, 3774 meter high Tssango Lake is covered with snow during the month of February to April. It will be better to cover Nathula Pass (17 KMs from Tssango) & Harbhajan Baba's Temple along with Tssango Lake. This route was once known as the Silk route between Tibet and India. Cameras are not allowed in Nathula & Permission is required to visit Nathula, which can be obtained from Gangtok. This Restricted Area Permit can be obtained from the Superintendent of Police, Gangtok, Foreigner's will have to collect their permit from Department of Tourism, Government of Sikkim, M G Marg, Gangtok.
Butterfly Garden - Built in 1992, this park is India's only Butterfly Park with over 400 species of Butterfly.
Fambong Lho Wild Life Sanctuary - 20 KMs from Gangtok, the area of this sanctuary is 5280 Hectare. Bus or Jeep will take you to Pangthang (14 KM). Pangthang to Sanctuary -this is trek route of 6 KM. From the 7000 ft high Wooden Tower - Red Panda, Himalayan Black Beer and many other animals can be seen. Lodging arrangement is also available in Forest Bungalow. For Booking contact - Divisional Forest Life Sanctuary, Dewrali, Gangtok, Sikkim, PC-737102.

Nearest Railway Station - New Jalpaiguri
Nearest Airport - Bagdogra
Distance - Siliguri - 114 kms
Bagdogra - 124 kms
Kalimpong - 75 kms
Darjeeling - 97 kms
Yumthang - 141 kms
Rumtek - 24 kms
Tsango Lake - 35 kms
Nathula Pass - 52 kms
Jorthang - 85 kms