Gangtok is the capital and the largest town of the state of Sikkim. It also is the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of around 6000 ft. The town has a population of around 100,000 and belongs to different ethnicities such as Nepali, Lepchas and Bhutia. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mild temperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim’s tourism industry. Gangtok features a monsoon-influenced subtropical highland climate.

Because of its elevation and sheltered environment, Gangtok enjoys a mild, temperate climate all year round. Like most Himalayan towns, Gangtok has five seasons: summer, monsoons, autumn, winter and spring.

Temperatures range from an average maximum of 22 °C (72 °F) in summer to an average minimum of 4 °C (39 °F) in winter. The connectivity with rest of India is through the Bagdogra Airport and NJP Railway Station, both of which are around 135 kms / 4.5 hrs drive from Gangtok.

Places to visit in and around Gangtok include the Ganesh Tok, the Orchid Garden, Bakthang and Banjhakri Waterfalls, take the Ropeway Ride, the Rumtek Monastery, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology to name a few.