Far away from the controversial Dharamshala, lies the peaceful capital of Sikkim-Gangtok. As you reach there, the queen of mountains Kanchenjunga greets you with its smiling rays shimmering on the snow capped canopies. The Great Himalayas embrace it to cut you out from the other part of world, so you can just get lost in its heavenly beauty.
Gangtok has always been a place of people near to Dalai Lama. Without the colossal and placid monasteries it’s incomplete. The Buddhism is at the heart of its people and the celebrations of Buddhist culture is on every day of the year. It’s definitely a spell-bounding sacred experience. You are going to get inspired by the little Lama’s in the monasteries. Now that sounds like ‘Return to Innocence’.
If you start describing the beauty of Gangtok, you will find the words are over but your imagination isn’t. The lovely mountains, the breath-taking valleys, the soulful greenery, the enchanting landscape, the mystical scenic beauty and on and on and on……. It’s just the never ending experience of your mind to the paradise of Eastern India. You are going to love to go for adventurous camps, hiking and trekking. If all this doesn’t excite you! Go for skiing, river rafting and other daring sports to boost your adrenaline flow in your body. Are you an adrenaline junkie?
How about a detoxification of your mind? Gangtok is surely going appeal to your senses. Its serene charm is going to bowl you over. It’s the perfect place for rejuvenation. To rediscover yourself! For a soulful experience once in a lifetime! Sitting on the banks of river surrounded with the spectacular peaks of Himalayas would definitely give you a staggering joyous experience to your mind, body and soul. It’s just a delight to capture the priceless beauty of Gangtok without batting your eyelids. Get prepared for reawakening of your soul!
Now after such a refreshing air and atmosphere to breathe so really need something to energize yourself. You can’t explore a place on an empty stomach. You will find all the cuisines from all around the world here. But let’s talk about the local food. The wontons or the momos are a delicacy here. You will surely find mouth watering dishes to relish your taste buds with it. Shopaholics can go on a shopping spree at the M.G marg. You can find the local handicrafts, clothes and other products for the tourists there. Don’t forget the amicable people to serve you with the cheerful and warm smiles straight from their heart.
Where on earth you will find a utopia of your thoughts! You can experience the traveler’s enlightenment at Gangtok just like the Nirvana of Gautama Buddha. It took him several years and lot miles to discover it. But you don’t have to wait for so long. All you have to do is just visit Gangtok for such a universal mesmerizing experience. Who said worldly pleasures are maya (illusion).