Cover Local Places of Gangtok City of Sikkim in Just One Day

By Whimsical_Backpackers | Mar 3, 2020
Asia > India > Sikkim > Gangtok

1. Loafing around

So we ran down to this cute restaurant near our stay we spotted the other day in the morning after checking out which saved us one-day hotel charges (Trying to be in the budget here *with a sly smile :D*). It was more like a patisserie, we had carrot cake, apple cake and veg quiche(a kind of wrap stuffed with veggies). The shop has a small gift section and also some local specialties like fish pickle, powders, plum, and other berry candies. We picked dried Chicken pickle from there.

the open sitting area

the open sitting area

A cute decor in the restaurant

A cute decor in the restaurant

cakes and veg. quiche

cakes and veg. quiche

the inner sitting area

the inner sitting area

2. Flower exhibition center Ridge Park

Our first destination was this center which had every species of flora and probably I have never seen most of them. It was like a general nursery. Behind the Center, there was a vast beautiful garden.

Several species of flora is planted in a section

Several species of flora is planted in a section

3. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology museum & library of Tibetan culture

It is is an actual institute that offers courses in Buddhist Studies. The museum exhibits the cultural richness and history of Tibet through statues, ritual objects, art, manuscript, tools and much more. Photography was strictly not allowed inside the museum. You can find more details here http://tibetology.net/

The entrance of the museum

The entrance of the museum

4. Do Drul Chorten

Chorten in Tibet means a Buddhist shrine. Do Drul Chorten is the most significant stupa in Sikkim.

The stupa

The stupa

5. Banjhakri falls & Energy Park

Ban Jhakri means 'Jungle Priest' or in some definition 'Jungle Magician'. The Nepali folklore says that the first Jhakri or Shaman Sikkimacquired the power of mastering the evil spirits from the gods.

Close-up picture of the fall

Close-up picture of the fall

The one day trip cost us 1600/- for car rental and 200/- for tickets and everything else

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