Adventure Talk at Gangtok

City amidst the low clouds above misty mountains and green valleys, a sacred place for solo travelers, explorers, tourists, and devotees. All the seasons here will give you Pinterest perfect backdrops for your instaworthy pictures. 

Perfect harmony at the heaven above

Looking over that bustling street with a cup of coffee in your hand on a misty morning with majestic mountains glowing with morning sunshine, this dream-like reality is the magic ‘Gangtok ‘ offers. The capital of Sikkim state in India, Gangtok, is evolving with cafe culture, free of any litter despite roads being flanked with restaurants, bars, and minimalistic cafes. Charming craft shops, the kindred spirits of locals, and traditional monasteries; all vibe in perfect harmony.

Filled with sacred paintings, art, objects, manuscripts, and religious scriptures, Rumtek Monastery is one of the holy pilgrimage centers for Buddhists. With the chants reverberating in the calm and serene surroundings, the place captivates your heart and soul.

Historical mountain pass ‘Nathu La’, a route between China and India, is a short trip that will take you through gorgeous Tsomgo (or Changu) lake and Bakthang waterfalls will give the journey a cottage core vibe. 

Cafes, books, and never-ending roads

The city vibe of Gangtok is very laid back. A long walk around the city is highly recommended. Clean pathways with a barely minimum traffic, kindred spirits busy with their activities, still managing to throw a warm smile will make you wish that this road never ends. Suppose you are the nerd who spends most of your time at a quiet corner of a library or the social butterfly who likes to meet new people and learn about the culture and history, regardless of your preferences, this place will put a spell on you. You can try momos that melt in your mouth, flavorful curriess, soups, and different types of delicacies. Just in case you are a soul who came here to get away from the monotonous life then you can enjoy your own company sitting at a book cafe, inhaling the amazing aroma of coffee. 

A widely famous Indian Filmmaker and author has written a book from his detective series about Gangtok, Gangtokey Gondogol (Trouble in Gangtok). In that book, he has made it seem like the most adventurous place. Still, when you see it with your own eyes, its serenity and calmness will give you a totally different perspective about life!
Klaus O
December 06, 2021
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