Gangtok facts for kids
Gangtok is the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim, It has a population of 50,000. It is located at a height of 1,780 metres in the Himalayan Mountains . It is small town, filled with different cultures and religions living together.
The city has wide roads, flyovers, markets, a modern hospital, schools, colleges and universities, fast food shops, discothèques, and all other modern amenities. One imposing man-made landmark of the town is the 200 ft-high TV tower which overlooks the town and is near the Enchey Monastery below Ganesh Tok.
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Runway at Pakyong Airport, is the first greenfield airport to be constructed in the Northeast India.
The "White Hall" complex on "The Ridge" houses the residences of the Chief Minister and Governor of Sikkim.
The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology Museum displays rare Lepcha tapestries, masks and Buddhist statues.
The Himalayan black bear is seen here in the Himalayan Zoological Park.
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