Gangtok is the capital of the eastern Indian state of Sikkim which is hill resort. Travel Gangtok it is located in the south of the district of East Sikkim. The hill resort covers
The Government Institute of Cottage Industries which is also called Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom which promotes and teaches the ancient crafts of Sikkim like painting, mask making, weaving, and wood carving to keep them alive. You can spend hours exploring the Research Institute of Tibetology, housed in a traditional terracotta-and-white building. It is a unique and famous centre for the study of Buddhist philosophy and religion. They have a collection of rare Buddhist manuscripts, ‘thankas’ which is religious tapestries. It is open throughout the week.
There are several interesting places around Gangtok, such as Ganesh Tok (7.2 km), Hanuman Tok (11.4 km) and Tashi View Point (7.8 km) from where you will see the most amazing views of the Kanchenjunga, Mt. Siniolchu and other snow-clad peaks.
The huge white Do-Drul Chorten with its golden spire is a famous landmark of Gangtok. Built in 1945, it is surrounded by 108 prayer wheels. Nearby there are two gompas one is Tibetan Buddhist temples housing huge statues of Guru Padmasambhava. About three km from the town, set on a prominent ridge, is the Enchey Monastery, the seat of the Nyingma order. This is where you can see masked dances which is a famous dance performed during the ‘Chaam’ festival in January every year.