Best Places for Backpackers in Gangtok, India.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Gangtok, India.

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Top 4 hostels in Gangtok, India.

These are the 4 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Gangtok, India.

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Tag Along Backpackers

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Tag Along Backpackers

Welcome to Tag Along Backpackers Hostel - a first of it's kind in Gangtok, Sikkim. The hostel was started with the vision of bringing together like-minded people from the global travel community, under the same roof. It provides a budget-friendly and comfortable stay to groups, couples and solo trav...
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Gohills Bed & Breakfast

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Gohills Bed & Breakfast

Gohills Bed & Breakfast is a small hostel ideal for backpackers and group travelers .Its located at the heart of the city which is M.G.Marg and Lal Market. All the eateries, Authentic Restaurants, Bars, Pubs, Night Clubs and moreover places of interest like Namgyal Institute of tibetology, View poin...
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Hotel Panda International

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Hotel Panda International

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Hotel Panda International offers family & pet-friendly accommodation in Gangtok. It is situated on the Main National Road, so problem to reach the property. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. Rooms come with a private bathroom and carpeted floors. There is a shared...
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RBD Backpackers

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RBD Backpackers

Heyya! We're a brand new budget accomodation designed with impeccable taste, and located in one of the most peaceful nooks of Gangtok, while only being a walk into the main hub of the city. Whether you're taking a break between hikes, coming into the city, or taking a final rest before leaving S...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Gangtok, India.

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Gangtok

Gangtok With 50 thousand inhabitants it is the capital of the Reign of Sikkim, and it is located in East Sikkim. In this area one can observe a mixture of western culture with eastern culture. Gangtok is vast, with many green areas and very lively, lots of shops, bakeries, bars and restaurants of all kinds, there are even night clubs! We found this town more expensive than what we are used to, but we managed to find a cheap guesthouse (I suppose that the fact that there wasn’t running water during the day had something to do with it) and a bit peculiar not that far from the town’s centre. Gangtok is not far from the Chinese border, only 20Km, we tried to reach that point, but as per usual, it is not an area that tourists can just visit, apparently you can only visit that area hiring a local guide, and that was not going to be us! So at a police checkpoint on the way there we were advised to go instead to the Hanuman Temple that was nearby, which is a Hindu Temple dedicated to the monkey God Hanuman. Also from there we saw the highest mountain in India, and third highest in the world: Mount Kanchenjunga!

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Exploring the Himalayan Shangri-La: Sikkim

Gorgeously tucked away in the north-eastern region of India, Sikkim is often regarded as one of the last Himalayan Shangri-La. The breathtaking views, adventurous trekking trails, quaint Buddhist monasteries and the cheerful aura of the place is sure to lure you into staying here forever! This landlocked state of India is bordered by the three neighboring countries, China, Nepal, and Bhutan and since it’s a remote city most of which is uninhabitable because of the extreme weather conditions, it is quite inaccessible to reach. I was traveling to Sikkim from Delhi, so I traveled via air from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi to Bagdogra Airport, Siliguri. And then, we headed on to Gangtok in a cab.

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Holiday in Gangtok, Nathula pass, Tsomgo Lake

Aerial view of Gangtok

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