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11th May to 17th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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Things to do in Gangtok in May

Day 1 - Saturday 11th, May
morning -

Arrive in Gangtok from Varanasi by train

afternoon -

Check-in to accommodation and rest

evening -

Explore MG Marg, a popular pedestrian street with shops and eateries

Day 2 - Sunday 12th, May
morning -

Visit Enchey Monastery, a serene Buddhist monastery with mountain views

afternoon -

Explore Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, a museum and research center focusing on Tibetan culture and history

evening -

Enjoy a family dinner at Taste of Tibet, serving Tibetan and Sikkimese cuisine

Day 3 - Monday 13th, May
morning -

Drive to Tsomgo Lake, a beautiful glacial lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains

afternoon -

Visit Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, a sacred shrine dedicated to an Indian army soldier

evening -

Try momos (Tibetan dumplings) at Taste of Tibet - Tsomgo Lake View Point, while enjoying the view of the lake

Day 4 - Tuesday 14th, May
morning -

Visit Banjhakri Falls, a scenic waterfall park surrounded by lush greenery

afternoon -

Explore Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park, home to diverse Himalayan wildlife and endangered species

evening -

Stroll through Ridge Park and enjoy panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains

Day 5 - Wednesday 15th, May
morning -

Visit Rumtek Monastery, a significant Tibetan Buddhist monastery with traditional architecture

afternoon -

Explore MG Marg for souvenir shopping and local eateries

evening -

Enjoy a traditional Sikkimese thali at Parivar Family Restaurant

Day 6 - Thursday 16th, May
morning -

Relax at the serene Tsomgo Lake and enjoy the natural beauty

afternoon -

Indulge in yak cheese and other local snacks at the Tsomgo Lake View Point stalls

evening -

Experience a traditional Sikkimese cultural show at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Day 7 - Friday 17th, May
morning -

Visit Ganesh Tok for panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga mountain range

afternoon -

Lunch at Roll House, known for delicious Tibetan and Sikkimese rolls

evening -

Departure from Gangtok to Varanasi by train

Weather in Gangtok in Invalid date
Avg Temp14°C to 26°C
Chance of Rain60%

Weather in May in Gangtok is generally pleasant, with warm days and cool nights. There is a chance of rain due to the monsoon season. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Gangtok

Clothing & Apparel

Comfortable walking shoes -

For exploring Gangtok's hilly terrain.

T-shirts and breathable shirts -

For warm daytime temperatures.

Light sweater or jacket -

For cooler evenings.

Raincoat or poncho -

May is within the monsoon season.

Warm hat and gloves -

For higher altitudes and potential snowfall.


Sunglasses and sun hat -

For sunny days.

Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated.

Small backpack -

For carrying essentials during day trips.

Camera or smartphone with camera -

To capture memories.

First-aid kit -

For minor emergencies.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa (if required) -

For identification and entry into India.

Cash and credit/debit cards -

For expenses and emergencies.

Travel insurance -

For unexpected events.

Prescribed medications -

If applicable.

Toiletries and personal care items -

Including sunscreen.

Good to have

Travel guide or guidebook -

For information and recommendations.

Binoculars -

For wildlife viewing.

Small notebook and pen -

For jotting down notes and impressions.

Portable charger -

To keep electronics charged.

Local SIM card -

For affordable mobile connectivity.


Smartphone -

For communication, navigation, and photography.

Headphones or earbuds -

For entertainment and privacy.

Camera (optional) -

For capturing high-quality photos.

Travel adapter -

To ensure compatibility with local power outlets.

Power bank -

To keep devices charged.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit/debit cards are widely accepted in major tourist areas of Gangtok. However, it's always advisable to carry some local currency for smaller establishments.

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