Sunday, December 14, 2008

Major side scenes of Gangtok

Gangtok has several tourist spots. From monasteries to historical monuments and museums, there are lot of places to see.

Rumtek Monastery: The distance of this monastery from Gangtok is 24 km. It is the most popular monastery of gangtok. Here you can find some of the unique art objects of the world.

Enchey Monastery: It is just 3 km away from gangtok and 200 year old monastery. If you are visiting Gangtok in the month of January then you must visit this monastery to see the mask dance of cham.

Deer Park: You can see different kind of deer including himalayan deers here. There is also a majestic statue of Lord Buddha.

Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology: It is a renowed worldwide center for study of Buddhist philosophy and religion. You can find here various collection of invaluable and rare Buddhist books.

Besides this places there is Orchid Sanctuary where you can see over 200 species of Orchids, Government Institute of cottage industry where you can see and buy the sikkimese handicrafts, woolen carpets, clothes etc.
To visit all this places, 1/2 days will be enough.

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