Post morning breakfast, get transferred to Gangtok. Standing at an above sea level 1600 meters above the sea level, Gangtok is a serene hill town, famed for its Buddhist monasteries, abundant lush scenery and a pleasant climate. One of the most popular tourist destinations in north-east India, Gangtok boasts of several of viewpoints, offering mesmerizing views of the landscape. The place has different varieties of butterflies, Orchids and Rhododendron in abundance. After reaching, check-in is followed by sightseeing, including the popular tourist attractions of Gangtok-Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall and Flower Show.
Built on a hillock by Late Truslshi Rimpoche, the head of Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945, Do Drul Chorten is probably Sikkim’s biggest stupa that has 2 huge statues of Guru Rinpoche. The golden dome is the highlight. Spot lamas indulged in their prayers.
Established in 1909, Enchey Monastery is located on a hill, offering views of Mt Kanchenjunga. Known for its Chinese-Pagoda like structure, the monastery has images of deities on the inner walls. Guru Rinpoche and Lord Buddha are worshipped here.
The permanent flower show at Flower Exhibition Center is another popular attraction. Near Ride Park and White Hall, this is a place to click photographs for keeps. This exhibition area with green house effect has several floral species including celosia, gerberas, roses, orchids and more.
In the evening, if time permits, visit the popular markets of Gangtok including M G Road or Lal Market. Shop for souvenirs like woolen clothes, Thangka paintings and handicraft items. Overnight stay.