Capital of Sikkim State in India

Capital of Sikkim : Gangtok

Population of Gangtok : 160,365 (estimated data in 2018)
Language known : The official language of Gangtok is English but Nepali and Hindi Languages are also spoken commonly.
Land area : 19.2 km²
Established year : 1975
The center of Sikkim's tourist industry, Gangtok is a beautiful city in the heart of eastern Himalayas. The city enjoys the literacy rate of a whopping 94% which is the highest in the north eastern region of the seven sister states.

Gangtok made its appearance on the map in the year 1840 after the construction of the Buddhist pilgrimage site, Enchay Monastery. After independence, Sikkim decided to stay an independent state and was merged in India in the year 1975 with Gangtok as the capital.

While visiting Gangtok, one must visit Enchay Monastery, after which the city was developed, but should also not miss Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, the Ropeway, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, and Taehi view Point. Other areas of interest include Bhaktang Waterfall, Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park, Lingdum Monastery, Rumtek Monastery and Gojang Monastery.

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