Gangtok the capital city of Sikkim on a ridge at 5500 feet height is a beautiful hill station and the hub of different activities of this North-East Indian state. Nestled in the clouds and surrounded by the plush greenery, deep valleys and scenic view of Khangchendzonga (Kanchenjunga), the beautiful hill town is a business, political, cultural, education and tourism hub of the state where a good number of tourists (both business and leisure tourists) come throughout the year. The Ranipool River flows by the west side of Gangtok. Gangtok Tourism thrives in its spectacular setting and offers stunning views of the Kanchenjunga from various points in its neighboring areas.
Here, you will see a perfect blend of ancient culture and traditions and contemporary fashion and trends. Entire hill station and its surrounding area has a charisma of its own that keep one spell bound. MG Marg is the main street and a great place to chill out. Being the first litter and spit free zone, the beautiful street is free from vehicular traffic. There are also numerous attractions in & around Gangtok to visit.
Nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky, Darjeeling fondly called "Queen of the Hills", provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature. This is the land of the muscatel flavoured Darjeeling tea revered by connoisseurs across the globe. This is the land of the world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway where the century old miniature steam engine still chugs uphill vying for space with the fast disappearing Land Rovers.
Darjeeling is a part of the Eastern Himalayan zoo-geographic zone. Flora around Darjeeling comprises sal, oak, semi-evergreen, temperate and alpine forests. Dense evergreen forests of sal and oak lie around the town, where a wide variety of rare orchids are found. The Lloyd's Botanical Garden preserves common and rare species of plants, while the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park specialises in conserving and breeding endangered Himalayan species. The town of Darjeeling and surrounding region face deforestation due to increasing demand for wood fuel and timber, as well as air pollution from increasing vehicular traffic.