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One Day Gangtok Local Sightseeing Trip by Car

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The capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok, is a tourist favorite in North East India and perfect to explore as part of the one day Gangtok local sightseeing tour. Pleasant weather, views of the distant Kanchenjunga, and friendly locals charm thousands of tourists into visiting Gangtok every year.

Gangtok is also a base for trekkers and mountaineers climbing the Himalayan mountain ranges. You can also enjoy long drives along the beautiful winding roads and a bird’s eye view of Gangtok from cable cars.

Gangtok in local language means ‘hilltop’. Gangtok is one of the most urbanized cities in the northeast, but that has not allowed the quaint town to destroy its pristine, natural beauty. Being the capital city of Sikkim, you will also be able to enjoy a blend of several cultures here.

Very close to Gangtok are important sites of interests such as Tsomgo Lake, Ban Jhakri falls and Tashi viewpoint. Gangtok is also an important destination for Buddhist pilgrimage due to the presence of several prominent monasteries such as Enchey Monastery and Do Drul Chorten Rumtek Monastery.

The river Teesta also flows through Gangtok, which makes it one of the best spots for white water rafting in NorthEast India. The nightlife of Gangtok is a thriving one with good food and music in pubs and restaurants.

The weather remains pleasant all year round. Gangtok is regularly visited for trekking and adventure sports and has ample opportunities for photography. It is a great place to see if you want to get away from your hectic work schedule.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Gangtok Local Sightseeing Tour Package by Car

  • Full Day Gangtok Local Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Rumtek Monastery, Ban Jhakri Falls, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Saramsa Garden, Tashi View Point, Seven Sisters Waterfall
  • Departs at 9:00 AM
  • Ends at 8:30 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Gangtok Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

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Package Cost for 1 Day Gangtok Local Sightseeing Trip

Indica (A/C)
4 Seater / Hatchback
Rs.3,700/-
Indigo / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan
Rs.4,300/-
Innova / Xylo
7 Seater / SUV
Rs.5,500/-
Tempo Traveller (A/C)
12 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.6,400/-
Swaraj Mazda
20 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.11,500/-
Bus
49 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.15,000/-

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  • Receive a handy city guide cum itinerary for the tour
  • Start your memorable Gangtok tour

An overview of same day Gangtok tour package :

Package Glimpse One Day Gangtok Local Sightseeing Trip by Car
Gangtok can be visited throughout the year. Although, the temperature in winter months can dip below the freezing point so it can get unbearably cold. The best season to visit Gangtok is during summers. Be careful during the monsoon season since this area often experiences fatal landslides.

The sites that you will be visiting on a one day Gangtok private tour are Rumtek Monastery, Ban Jhakri Falls, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Saramsa Garden, Tashi View Point, Seven Sisters Waterfall and we will be ending the day with lunch at a local restaurant.

You will be visiting Gangtok in style in our luxurious private rental cabs that come with comfortable seats, GPS, AC and music players. We offer the best one day vacation experience at low tariffs, and our patrons do not have to worry about extra charges and overtime fees.


Itinerary for your One Day Gangtok Local Trip

Pickup from your Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism Place Plan to Depart By
Rumtek Monastery 9:30 AM
Ban Jhakri Falls 9:45 AM
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology 10:00 AM
Lunch 30 to 45 minutes. Please note that Lunch is not Complimentary and Not Included in this package. Suggested Restaurants: {Govardhan / Siddhartha}. Plan to finish lunch by – 2:00 PM.
Saramsa Garden 2:30 AM
Tashi View Point 3:20 PM
Seven Sisters Waterfall 4:45 PM

Drop at your Hotel by 8:30 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Gangtok or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Gangtok fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in Gangtok 1 Day Local Tour Package?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Gangtok Local Tour Package?

  • Entry Fee for tourist attractions
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Guides Payment (If required, guests can book a guide from www.Hire-a-Guide.in or need to bring a guide on their own)
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

A Quick Guide to Gangtok Tour – What you see?

Detailed information on popular tourist destinations in and around Gangtok :

1. Rumtek Monastery

One Day Gangtok Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Rumtek Monastery
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Outside the monastery, there is a staircase that leads you to the Nalanda Institute of Higher Buddhist Studies. Just opposite the institute stands a building where you can see the golden stupa of the 16th Karmapa constructed of pure gold.
  • Timings: 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Rumtek Monastery

The Rumtek Monastery is one of the biggest and most important sites of Buddhist pilgrimage in Sikkim and will be the first spot on our one day Gangtok local sightseeing tour. This beautiful monastery is located 23 KM away from Gangtok atop a hill.

Initially called the Dharma Chakra Centre, the monastery belongs to the Kagyu sect of Buddhism. The monastery sits in the lap of lush green mountains and is also an excellent place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. From the compound of Rumtek Monastery, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the town of Gangtok. Apart from this, the architecture of the monastery is also worth taking note of.

The Rumtek Monastery is also a beautiful shrine and a resident of the monks, which were set up with the aim of propagating Buddhist teachings all over the globe. The monastery treats monks, pilgrims, and visitors equally and all are welcome to participate in the prayers and rituals that take place here.

The monastery has preserved a golden stupa, beautiful sculptures and personal belongings of the 16th Karmapa. The archive of the monastery is also a storehouse of scriptures, manuscripts, and holy texts. The huge prayer hall inside the monastery has been decorated with murals, statues, and tangkas.


2. Ban Jhakri Falls

One Day Gangtok Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Ban Jhakri Falls
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: A swimming pool has also been opened exclusively for tourists, so make sure to spend some time here.
  • Timings: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee
  • Website: Ban Jhakri Falls

Ban Jhakri Falls is located only 12 KM away from Gangtok on the way to Ranka Monastery, and you will be covering this beautiful journey in our private rental cabs.

The waterfall plunges from a height of about 40 feet and is perennial in nature. There is a beautifully manicured garden around the waterfall where statues of culturally significant people have been erected. Remember to spot the statues of Lyam Lymay, Mangpas, Lepcha, and Ban Jhakri ancestors! Within the park, provisions for several recreational activities and snacks have been made.

The statues and models in the Energy Park portray the Jhakri culture through various rituals, healing ceremonies, and the induction process followed in the life of a Shaman. Locals also visit the Ban Jhakri Waterfall as a getaway and picnic spot. The beautiful surroundings, lush greenery and the roaring sound of the waterfall will replenish and soothe your spirit!


3. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

One Day Gangtok Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: The library and museum of the institute are a must-visit. They preserve rare Buddhist literary works, murals, artworks and handicraft items.
  • Timings: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee:
  • Website: Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a unique institution that has preserved centuries-old Tibetan and Buddhist culture and history, making it perfect for the history enthusiasts on the same day Gangtok private tour.

The glorious past of Tibet and Buddhism has been carefully conserved in the institute’s museum and the library. Photography isn’t allowed inside the institute, but tourists who have a knack for history have always made it a point to visit this place.

For years now, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology has also promoted and funded the study, research, and preservation of Tibetan history, art, literature, architecture, religion, and philosophy. The foundation of the institute was laid by the great Dalai Lama himself, and he makes it a point to visit the institute every once in a while. The institute has been built in the Tibetan style of architecture. The walls have been decorated with colorful murals and beautiful frescos.


4. Saramsa Garden

One Day Gangtok Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Saramsa Garden
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Carry a picnic and enjoy a great meal under the shade of the trees. Keep your surroundings clean and do not litter!
  • Timings: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee:
  • Website: Saramsa Garden

Saramsa Garden, also known as Ipecac Garden, is a must visit tourist attraction on the one day Gangtok sightseeing tour, located at a distance of only 14 KM from Gangtok. Saramsa Garden was established in 1922 by the Forest Department of Sikkim. The garden was built in honor of the Namgyal royal family. Before 1940, it also doubled up as an orchard of orange, pineapple, guava, and banana trees.

The Saramsa Garden has been divided into blocks for easy navigation. In one block, there is a small pool with a footbridge and different shaped plants. The second block has benches built under the shade of the trees, for visitors to relax.

The variety of different colored flowers, lush greenery, and the quiet atmosphere of the garden will make you feel at one with nature. There is a greenhouse inside the garden that preserves numerous species of orchids. You can also enjoy a game of volleyball and football inside the garden. There is a convention center and a nursery where functions are held all around the year.


5. Tashi View Point

One Day Gangtok Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Tashi View Point
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: You should visit Tashi View Point at sunrise. It is during the early hours of the day that one can enjoy the best view of the mountains near Gangtok!
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee
  • Website: Tashi View Point

Tashi View Point is located 8 KM away from Gangtok and is a stunning spot on the Gangtok local sightseeing tour. From here, tourists can enjoy a magnificent view of Mount Siniolchu and Mount Kanchenjunga. The site was built by Tashi Namgyal, who ruled between 1914 and 1963.

Visitors and locals also visit Tashi View Point as a picnic spot due to the presence of several eateries and excellent ambiance of the place. If you carry a pair of binoculars with you, you will also be able to spot Phodong Monastery and Labrang Monastery in the distance.


6. Seven Sisters Waterfall

One Day Gangtok Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Seven Sisters Waterfall
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: The sunsets at Seven Sisters Waterfall are spectacular and should not be missed out on!
  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee
  • Website: Seven Sisters Waterfall

One of the last spots on the Gangtok sightseeing package is the Seven Sisters Waterfall, and as you might have guessed, it comprises of seven different waterfalls. This waterfall can be reached by car and takes only about 40 minutes.

Located 32 KM from Gangtok on the Gangtok-Lachung Highway, the waterfalls are visited by every tourist who comes to Sikkim. The best time to visit this spot is during monsoons. There is also a government cafe nearby where you can enjoy a cup of tea and some snacks. This place is a favorite among photographers, nature lovers, and picnickers.


7. Lunch

One Day Gangtok Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Lunch
The local food of Gangtok includes momos, thukpa, gyathuk and shah phaley among others and you must explore the local cuisine while on the same day Gangtok sightseeing private package. Every meal starts with a course of soup, and there are lots of options to choose from. Changi is a locally made alcoholic beverage and is a must try. Almost every restaurant serves authentic Tibetan and Indo-Chinese cuisine.

If you are tired of the city life and need a break from the same, we suggest that you come to Gangtok and experience a city life like no other. Gather your friends and family and enjoy the most spectacular weekend ever!


Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Gangtok tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there might be additional charges, please check with your cab vendor.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in this Gangtok Tour package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges might apply.

  • For Indica, Rs.9/km and Rs.90/hour.
  • For Indigo, Rs.12/km and Rs.100/hour.
  • For Innova, Rs.15/km and Rs.125/hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, Rs.18/km and Rs.200/hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, Rs.20/km and Rs.300/hour.

Points to Note:

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Gangtok tour package. This 1 day Gangtok tour package can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Gangtok and around, they can create their own itinerary and request for a custom quote from cab providers.

The Time spent on each Gangtok tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or Service Provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Gangtok sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.


Questions about the Tour?

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