The enchanting capital of Sikkim is Gangtok which is at its pristine best during the rainy season. The crowds are much lesser and you will have the entire town to yourself which you can explore at your own ease and at your own pleasure. After the rains have drenched the town, it looks incredibly fresh and it is indeed a joy to breathe in the crisp clean mountain air of Gangtok which is such a welcome break from the dreary dustiness of the cities that we are mostly used to. Gangtok has several hosts of attractions in and around it making it an ideal choice for a getaway during the rains – whether you are going on vacations with your friends and family or with your spouse. There is a little something for everyone to do in this charming hillside town.
Where to eat in Gangtok is a question which has myriad answers as this small hill station surprisingly has several options to offer. While there is no dearth of trendy cafes and bars in town, you can also head to local farmers markets to get a taste of what the locals enjoy – which includes traditional thali dishes, piping hot momos and noodle soups called ‘thukpa’ as well as local snacks like “Alu Chura” which can be found on every other street corner. You can make your own choices as you saunter through the main thoroughfare known as MG Marg. For a dining experience which includes a gorgeous view of the green hills, head on over to Ramtek Lounge from where you can see the nearby hills as well as the Ramtek Monastery.
Things to do in Gangtok include several entrancing day trips to nearby places like the mesmerisingly beautiful Tsomgo Lake or the snow clad Nathu La Pass. You can also visit a number of monasteries nearby like Ramtek Monastery and Enchey Monastery. There are beautiful view points above the city like Tashi View Point and there are panoramic views from the Temple at Hanuman Tok. If shopping is what you prefer, head on over to Tharo Line for local handicrafts and souvenirs or shop at the more modern shops of MG Marg. There is no dearth of things to do for the visitor in Gangtok even during the rains.
For a place to stay in Gangtok, there may be several choices at hand but MAYFAIR Spa Resort & Casino is in quite a different league of its own. Spread out over a massive swathe of beautiful forest land, this luxury premium property pulls out all stops to ensure that you have an amazing stay experience. There are several cottages, rooms and even regal villas that you can choose from some of which come with their very own private dip pools. The several dining options offer some of the most delectable dishes anywhere in Gangtok. The resort also houses an award winning spa where you can relax your vacation day away in utter calm and bliss. For those looking for event venues, there are some of the best available options here. So wait no further and make the best of the rainy season by planning a memorable getaway to Gangtok – a beauty shrouded in mist!