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Best time to visit Gangtok

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Best time to Visit Gangtok

Gangtok is one of the unique hill stations in India that draws not only Buddhist pilgrims but also tourists and honeymooners from distant part of the world. It is often visited for its cultural fusion and tradition as well as it is a hideout for honeymoon couples and a mighty stopover for trekkers and adventurers. Other than its rich verdure and rare species of flora and fauna, Gangtok offers some of the world’s high altitude tranquil lakes as well as en route this hill station one can reach the mighty heights of Nathula Pass, which is dubbed as the Silk Route between India and China. During its peak season, that is from September to June, Gangtok draws in many tourists, Still if you inquire the best time to visit Gangtok then the bracing autumn that is the months of September and October and from Spring to summers that is from March to June is the ideal time. Well one who is planning a crazy and adventurous trip to Gangtok during the monsoon should be aware of landslides, which is often devastating.

From mid June to mid September Gangtok climate is as mystic as it is dangerous. Often one will find himself lost amidst the dense fog layering over the soaked vicinage. During the monsoon the temperature in Gangtok ranges between 17 degree and 22 degree and it offers heavy rainfall. Even one can expect occasional rainfall throughout the year.

The climate in Gangtok in the months of September and October is cordially mild and pleasing. The temperature during this time of the year nestles at a range from 15 degree to 20 degree and offers spectacular foliage. The temperature slightly drops to 12 degree during the months of November and the temperature in Gangtok in December and January ranges between 2 degree and 8 degree, which is freezing cold. In the spring, from February to March, the Gangtok weather receives a mild temperature that cuddles at 15 degree to a maximum of 22 degree.

During the summer that are from April to June the temperature in Gangtok ranges from 20 degree to a maximum of 27 degree and is the ideal time when one can find and discover a relishing holiday.

Winter Season in Gangtok

Winter temperature in the region averages between 4 °C (39 °F) and 7 °C (45 °F). Snowfall is quite rare in the region and freezing is also rare. In winters, temperature reaches minimum at 4°C. It is also considered as the best time to visit Gangtok.
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Summer Season in Gangtok

Gangtok usually enjoys moderate kind of climate all around the year. Generally in summers, mercury levels range from an averag of 22°C in summer. The region witnesses its season of summer from month of March to June.

Monsoon Season in Gangtok

The monsoon season starts from the month of June to September. This season is characterized by deep torrential rains that often causing landslides as well. Rainfall generally starts to increase from pre-monsoon in the month of May and reach at its max during the exact monsoon.

Events/Festivals in Gangtok

Two types of festivals celebrated by local people and travelers as well which includes tourist festivals and religious festivals in Gangtok. The major one is mention below

Pong Labsal festival: Celebrated in the month of December, it is one of the most popular and major festivals in this region. During that time, the gate of Chogyal's Palace is open for the travelers.

Other tourist festivals include Flower Festival, Gangtok Food and Culture Festival, Hee Bermiock Heritage & Tourism Festival, Khangchendzonga Tourist festival, Lampokhari Tourism Festival, Mangan Music Festival, Namchi Mahotsav, Ravangla Festival and many others.

Accommodation in Gangtok

Here one can find some luxurious hotels in Gangtok which offer great accommodation facilities to its guest. There is a long list of hotels available which includes Golden Heights, Golden Pagoda, Golden Park, Changolo Chen, Brother Guest House, Dharshan Lodge, Retreat, Disha. Apart form lavish resorts, one can also select budget-friendly hotels or resort as per the individual’s need and demand.

Gangtok Weather

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Hill Station
  • Altitude

    1437 m
  • STD Code

  • Best Season

    October - March, March - June
  • State/Code


    Nepali, Sikkimese, Bhutia, Lepcha, Hindi, English, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar
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