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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What is the best time to travel to Gangtok?

Kirat S DEC 10 2012
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Are you seeking a hideaway from the Summer's heat or looking forward to a fun filled vacation this Winter? Well, if you are, then Gangtok is the right place for you. The pleasant weather of this splendid Himalayan city offers a haven away from the heat in the Summers and breathtaking sightseeing and adventure sports in the Winters.

  • Summer

    During summers

    , the mercury level rises to an average of 22 degree C, i.e in the months from March to June. The summers are a pleasant time to visit the city and you can enjoy the Saga Dawa, an auspicious festival of the Buddhists. In April and May, flowers are in full bloom that casts a spell on the entire milieu of the city.

  • Winter

    Winter in the city is beautiful, with snow covering the hill tops and a spellbinding milieu. However during months like January and December end the temperature decreases below the freezing point. The normal temperature that the place characterizes in winters is an average minimum of 4 degree C.

  • Monsoon

    Monsoons,starting from July to September, are followed with severe downpour that at times causes natural calamities like landslides. The slopes get too slippery to drive. Hence, this is not a good idea to visit the hill station in Monsoons.

Best time of the year to visit the hill station is between October to mid December. In these months, you can have the clear view of the Himalayan peaks and enjoy great sightseeing experience. The months between March and May are also quite ideal time to come to the Gangtok, in these months, the city hosts many vivacious festivals that you can enjoy.

Now you know when to drop into the town.. Go ahead and book your tickets!!

Ashish Kumar Aug 07 2014
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