Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Gangtok

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Gangtok is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Gangtok a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Gangtok.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Gangtok:

  1. Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple

    #1 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple

    Tags: Temple, Memorial

    Address: Between Nathula And Jelepla Pass, Gangtok, India

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Major Harbhajan Singh served in the Indian Army and lost his life while escorting a mule caravan from his battalion headquarters in Tekula to Dengchukla in 1968. Harbhajan Singh’s body was found...Read more

  2. Lingdum Monastery

    #2 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Lingdum Monastery

    Tags: Monastery , Nature

    Address: Lingdum, Sikkim 737135

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Ranka Monastery, also known as Lingdum Monastery is located around 20 kilometres away from Gangtok and follows the Zurmang Kagyud lineage of Buddhism. During your visit, you can enter the Prayer r...Read more

  3. Hanuman Tok

    #3 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Hanuman Tok

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point

    Address: Gangtok, Sikkim 737103

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Hanuman Tok, which is similar to the Ganesh Tok is another very interesting Hindu religious site in Gangtok. There is a Hanuman Temple in the region which is considered to be sacred. Hindus from all o...Read more

  4. Enchey Monastery

    #4 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Enchey Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: Sikkim 737117

    Timings: 04:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Enchey Monastery is a tiny and yet well-known place in Gangtok. If you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the city but do not want to miss out one its beautiful monasteries, the Enchey Monaste...Read more

  5. Pemayangtse Monastery

    #5 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Pemayangtse Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: West Sikkim, Sikkim

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    One of the oldest monasteries in the area, the Pemyangtse Monastery is located near Pelling about two hours from Gangtok. This lovely monastery, founded perhaps in 1705, is an amazing place to visit f...Read more

  6. Rumtek Monastery

    #6 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Rumtek Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: TsurphuLabrang Pal Karmae Sangha Dhuche, Dharma Chakra Centre,, Sikkim 737135

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Sikkim is known for its incredibly serene calm and the lovely monasteries engulfed in it. Rumtek Monastery in many ways epitomizes this calm and peace. The Monastery, also known as the Dharmachakra ce...Read more

  7. Namgyal Institute Of Tibetology

    #7 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Namgyal Institute Of Tibetology

    Tags: Library, History Museum

    Address: Syari Rd, M.P.Golai, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is the best place to learn about Tibet and the Himalayas and has a Museum and a Library that offers you everything you would want to know about Tibet and even Buddh...Read more

  8. Tashiding Monastery

    #8 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Tashiding Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: South Sikkim, Sikkim 737111

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Tashiding Monastery is one of the many pretty ones worth seeing around Gangtok. Located atop a hill, the place overlooks the stunning Rangeet River that makes it not only a very important religiou...Read more

  9. Chorten Monastery

    #9 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Chorten Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: M.P.Golai, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim 737102

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located around 5 kilometres from Gangtok town, the Do Drul Chorten Stupa was built in 1940’s by Trulshik Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. The stupa contains Dorjee Phurba...Read more

  10. Gonjang Monastery

    #10 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Gonjang Monastery

    Tags: Architecture , Monastery

    Address: Gonjang Ogyen Dho-Ngag Choekhor Ling, P O Bojoghari, Gangtok, Sikkim 737 101, India

    The Gonjang Monastery was initiated by Terton Shakya Zangpo’s who was known to be a prominent poet and scholar. The monastery today, has over 100 monks studying here. For tourists, the monastery...Read more

  11. Shiv Temple

    #11 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Shiv Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Yumthang Valley, Gangtok, India

    Located 128 kilometres from Gangtok, the Shiv Mandir is located in the Yumthang valley. The name of the valley translates to ‘Valley of flowers’ and standing true to its name, the whole va...Read more

  12. Phensong Monastery

    #12 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Phensong Monastery

    Tags: Monastery

    Address: Phensong Monastery, between Kabi and Phodong, North Sikkim 737116

    The Phensong Monastery was established in 1721 during the period of Jigme Pawo and is currently home to around 300 monks- making it one of the six biggest monasteries to have the largest number of mon...Read more

  13. Tsuk La Khang Monastery

    #13 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Tsuk La Khang Monastery

    Tags: Monastery

    Address: Secretariat Rd, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Tsuk La Khang Monastery shares its premises with the Tsuk La Khang Royal palace and has hosted coronations, marriages and victory ceremonies of royalty in Sikkim. The monastery is popularly known ...Read more

  14. Thakurbari Temple

    #14 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Gangtok
    Thakurbari Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: MG Marg, Arithang, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Built in 1935, the Thakurbari Temple is one of the oldest temples in Sikkim. The temple is unique as it is home to almost all the major Hindu deities and has formed to be a major religious centre for ...Read more

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