Gangtok : A journey of gastronomy
Gangtok - a melting pot of ethnic cultures that offers a delightful journey in gastronomy.
Sikkim has three distinct ethnic groups: Nepalis, Bhutias and Lepchas. Each brings to the table, dishes that make Sikkim and especially Gangtok, a wonderland for the gastronomically inclined.
Gangtok is synonymous with momos, the ones to look for are the soul-satisfying Dhapu momos. This giant dumpling, the size of a cricket ball, has a bread-like casing that contains either minced meat or finely chopped vegetables. Another dish that is not to be missed is the Gyathuk – flavoured noodle soups with hearty chunks of meat or vegetables. Then there is Chhurpi-Ningro curry or wild fern sautéed with a local version of cheese. Also try the delectable Sael Roti, a deep-fried, ring-shaped bread made from fermented rice batter and eaten along with potato or meat curry. And of course, the hearty Rayo ko saag, a delicious dish of stir-fried mustard greens. Speak to the chef at Sterling Gangtok to enjoy the local flavours of Gangtok.
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Location: Lal Bazar is 2.8 km from Sterling Gangtok
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Cable Car Ride: Get Gangtok's Bird Eye View3hrs
The cable car ride between Deorali and Tashiling will show you the view of Gangtok from the mountains.
Enchey Monastery: Where the Solitary Flying Monk Lived3hrs
There is a lot of history and folklore behind the Enchey Monastery, a significant religious centre in Gangtok.
Hanuman Tok: Lord Hanuman's Rest Stop3hrs
Hanuman Tok is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is believed that he had rested here before proceeding to Lanka with the Drongiri Mountain.
Namgyal Intitute of Tibetology: The Custodian of Tibetan Culture3hrs
The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology was built to preserve and nurture Tibetan culture and Buddhism. The institute's museum has a fascinating collection of cultural and religious artefacts, one of the largest outside Tibet.
Rumtek Monastery: The Largest Monastery in Sikkim3hrs
Home to invaluable treasures including the bejeweled black hat meant for the Karmapa, Rumtek is one monastery in Sikkim you cannot miss.
Plant Conservatory: Gangtok's Garden of Eden3hrs
The Plant Conservatory in Gangtok is a place that will give you a glimpse of the variety of plants that grow in this region. With an endless list of flora, this place is like a museum of plants!
Mall Road: Eat, Drink and Make Merry at Sikkim's favourite hub3hrs
Gangtok's Mall Road is where the town comes alive! Grab a coffee at a trendy bakery, browse through the books at a pop-up store, or simply watch life go by.
Flower Exhibition Centre: The best of Sikkim's Flora3hrs
Sikkim produces some of the rarest and best quality flowers in the country. Walking into the flower exhibition centre during the month of May is like taking a deep dive into a world of different colours and aromas.
Changu Lake: The Mystical Beauty of Sikkim3hrs
A tranquil, azure water body high up in the mountains of Gangtok, the Changu Lake is one place you have to see for yourself to believe that it exists!