attractions

Alpine Hills

Enchey Monastery

This is a religious site of the Nyingma order. Enchey literally means Solitary. This Monastery was built with the intention that no other construction would be allowed near it. It is said that the site has been blessed by Lama Drupko Karpo, a revered tantric master reputed for his power to fly. Every year around January \'Chaam\' or religious masked dance is performed with great fanfare for two days. It is situated 3 kilometers from the Alpine boutique hotel, Gangtok.

Hanuman Tok

This is basically a view point and is nearly 5½ kilometers from the last minute check in hotel, Alpine hills, Gangtok. There is a temple of God Hanuman. Other than offering prayers one can enjoy the scenic beauty of Gangtok town. On a clear day one can have a satisfying glimpse of the snow clad Himalayan range and specially mount Khnagchendzonga.

Tashi View Point

It is built by the late King of Sikkim Tashi Namgyal. This is situated nearly 4 kilometers from Gangtok. One can have a clear view of the Himalayan range, besides Mt. Khanchendzonga on a clear day. Tourist can enjoy the scenic view of mount Kanchendzonga, mount Siniolchu and the whole of Himalayan range.

Ganesh Tok

This is also a view point from the best hotel, Alpine hills and very popular among tourists. There is a temple of Ganesha worshipped by Hindus. It is situated on a hillock in Gangtok - Nathula Road. One can visit a government nursery nearby.

Do - Drul Chorten

This is built by Trulshi Rimpoche. He was the head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. There are complete mandala set of Holy Books, complete mantras and other religious objects. Around this Chorten, there are prayer wheels, ten in numbers and are rolled by the devotee while going round the huge Gumpha. One of the important stupas in Sikkim with two huge statues of Guru Rimpoche.

Rumtek monastery

One of the finest Monastery of Sikkim, with svchooling of Monks nearby. This is the 17th Gyalwa Karma, late His holiness Rangjung Rigpae Dorjee. It is believed that the monastery was built in 1960, is a replica of the original Kagyurpa Monastery in Tsurphu, Tibet. It is situated nearly 25 kilometers fromGangtok makes a half day sight seeing and worth it.

Zoological park

This Park is situated approximately 8 kilometers away from Gangtok, Spread over across205 hectares. It has been planned to be the natural habitat of the endangered red panda, barking deer, spotted deer and bear.

Flower Show

Flower show started way back in the late eighties in different places and was quite popular. Now it is held permanently in White Hall, just below the Palace ridge park. This show has become quite popular and famous among the tourist places. There is flower exhibitions throughout the year in accordance with the seasons and the flowers are always in bloom. A glimpse of rare orchids and flowers are the treat to the eyes.