Nep: गान्तोक gāntōka

‘Snow Temple’  -City/District/Capital, Sikkim

From Tib: gangs, ‘snow’; Sik: tok, ‘temple’.

Sikkim was annexed by India in 1976.

Gangtok (at an altitude of 1,650 m) is a Buddhist pilgrimage site and a centre for organised treks through the Himalayas.

Kanchenjunga (8,856m), the world’s third highest mountain, is visible from the city.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Sikkim place names.

 

 

Gangtok Ropeway         kalyan3