The Sikkim Diary - Monasteries of Gangtok



We decided to spend the last day in Gangtok only. We (read, I) were too exhausted. So we took a cab and went to places we had not covered yet.
First we went to Gunjang monastery.

Gunjang monastery

Next we went to Tashi view point. Although, we could not see Kanchendzonga due to cloudy weather.

Tashi view point


After lunch, we went to the Directorate of Handloom & Handicraft. It’s under govt. of Sikkim and the best place to buy local artifacts.


They had some very good collections of Thangkas, chogtze, soft toys, lepcha woven bags, local Sikkimese dresses etc.

Next we visited the zoo. 

Clouded leopard

Himalayan civet

Then we went to Enchei monastery. It is the local monastery of Gangtok.


We had flight at 1pm next day. We started at 6 in the morning from Gangtok. The entire city was still asleep; M G Marg was almost deserted except those stray dogs and porters. 


Our vacation was over. It’s time to get back to the boring daily life. I was feeling a little sad. Promising that we would come back here again, we boarded the cab, bidding adios to the beautiful city. Kolkata, here we come.
Outfit details:
Sweater: J crew
Denim: Levi’s
Beret: Gangtok

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