TRAVELS

Hotel Chitrakoot Residency is located near several local tourist hotspots which makes is easy for you to visit them. We also provide custom tour packages on guest request.

TASHI VIEW POINT

Situated along the North Sikkim Highway, it is only 8 kms from Gangtok. From this point one gets a breath taking view of Mt. Khangchendzonga, one of the most graceful peaks in the world. An Observatory Tower, Cafeteria and Public amenities have also been recently added. Ideal time to visit is early in the morning. One can also catch a glimpse of the Phodang and Labrang monasteries on the opposite hill. There is a park just above the View Point where one can have a little picnic or visit the cafeteria for hot coffee, momos and other snacks.

BAKTHANG WATERFALLS

20 minutes drive from Gangtok is Bakthang Water Falls along the 31 A National Highway leading to North Sikkim. It originates from Ratey Chu, the main water source of Gangtok area. Suggested to visit with a view to relax and to take photographs.


BURTUK HELIPAD (0.5 Km)

The Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation runs a regular helicopter service from Bagdogra to Gangtok through Pawan Hans that not only reduces travel time and gets you to your destination within a half hour, it also provides an incredible experience that will stay with you.

Once the helicopter takes off, one can expect to get catch some unforgettable views of the Sikkim Himalayas and spend time soaking in the spectacular aerial views of Gangtok city. Soon one catches a glimpse of the well-known Rumtek Monastery in the distance and throughout the ride one can go on capturing the magical beauty with a camera.

GANESH TOK

It is situated on a ridge at a distance of 7 kms from Gangtok. From this Spot one can get birds eye view of sprawling Gangtok town, while across the hills Mt. Khang-chen-Dzonga and Mt. Siniolchu loom over the horizon. A cafeteria serves hot tea, coffee and snacks. The view from here is truly breathtaking with snow peaks providing the perfect backdrop for a panoramic view of Gangtok town.


HIMALAYAN (BULBULEY) ZOOLOGICAL PARK

8 kms away from Gangtok is the Himalayan Zoological Park which covers an area of 205 hectares. This area is also known as Bulbulay. Located just above Ganesh Tok, the park is home to a number of animals living in open enclosures in their natural habitat.

If you are lucky you might see the Red Panda, Sikkim’s state animal, the barking Deer, Tibetan wolves, panthers, Civet cats or even the Himalayan Black Bear. The Park also has ‘Kush’ and ‘Urbashi’, a snow leopard pair living in. It’s definitely worth a visit.

Flower Exhibition Centre

Located near the White Hall Complex of Gangtok this place houses a variety of orchids, seasonal flowers as well as bonsai. It is open between April to June and September until the end of November. In recent years, this show has become quite popular and famous, as there are flower exhibitions throughout the year in accordance with the seasons and the flowers in bloom.


THE GANGTOK ROPEWAY

It takes the passenger to the highest point of the city of Gangtok, covering the distance of about 1 km in only seven minutes. Each cabin accommodates 24 passengers. The lower terminal station is located at Deorali Market, the intermediate terminal at Nam-Nang and the upper terminal station is below the Secretariat (Tashiling). One can truly enjoy the panoramic view and thrilling rise as the Ropeway goes over the City.

HANUMAN TOK

The temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman is situated at an altitude of 7200 feet at a distance of about nine kilometres uphill from Gangtok on a blissfully calm and quiet hilltop. Popularly known as a wish fulfilling temple, it is maintained by the resident units of the Indian Army and contributions from the local people.

Tour Packages

  • Airport/railway station transfers
  • Local Sightseeing
  • Day tour to Tsomgo lake, Baba mandir and Nathula Pass (Note: Nathula pass remain closed on Monday and Tuesday)
  • Day Tour to South Sikkim( Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse, Char Dham and Buddha Park)
  • 2 Nights 3 Days Package tour to lachung, Yumethang valley
  • 3 Nights 4 Days package tour to Lachen, Gurudongmar lake, Lachung and Yumthang valley