MG Marg is one of the awesome shopping and cultural activity streets in Gangtok. M.G Road is one of the fascinating places to spend few nights, there winding side alleys hide some unexpected gems, a pleasant place to take a stroll. The road and the area around it has transformed rapidly over the years. It is now more like a long stretch of open mall and boulevard square where locals and tourists take leisure stroll.
The New Market area of M.G Marg is Gangtok’s pedestrianised city centre. Central of Gangtok locals life where residents shops, eat and socialise. Steeped lanes adjoining the market lead to other central areas of Lal Market and Old Market. Gangtok is small and very simple to navigate. The central taxi stand is located near the entrance at the pedestrian area (on the main road passing through the city).
1. MG Marg is the coolest hangout place in Gangtok
Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim. It is located at the height of 1650m (5410 ft). Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, It is one of the most beautiful city of India.
Here you can find almost all the amenities, hotels, all type of foods, shopping,and a cool place to chill.
MG Marg or the Mathma Gandhi Marg is the main street of Gangtok. Here all the vehicles are prohibited. It is made specially for the pedestrain. It is the best place to chill out and to shop, MG Marg looks like a classic foreign town.
Gangtok is also one of the best honeymoon destination of India. With its natural beauty.
2. Enchey Monastery
This is Gangtok’s local Tibetan Buddhist monastery. A monastery I find unique and different to the famous of Sikkim. While others act as remote sanctuaries away from urban lifes; Enchey Monastery embraces it’s as a trickle of the merit makers come and go from the compound and Spinningprayer wheels along the way.
3. Sikkim Excursions
Most of the tourists travel to Gangtok for the Sikkim mountain views. Views which we failed to find in September. If you plan for snapping Kangchenjunga’s snowy peaks comes between October and June. There was no snow during yours visit but a whole lot of cloud (perfect for the clouds lover). We did take the few excursions. Rumtek monastery and Pal Zurmang monastery during a local tours of Sikkim. The extensive tour was to Changu Lake (need permits in advance) where the drive was in fact more exciting; controlled the landslides and unique local life amongst the highlights. Another tour was an overnight stay at the Temi Tea Gardens and also the tea factory tour. If you plan this tour then it is a best to stay on site at the Cherry Resort.
4. Go shopping & an evening walk at M.G.Marg
M.G.Marg is the busiest place in Sikkim, preferably Gangtok, most of the souvenir, other shops and restaurants in this place. Take a leisurely walk over there and along with buy the variety of colourful souvenir, fragrant tea and cheap liqueurs (if you are a liqueur person).
In conclusion, M.G.Marg is the surprisingly familiar place to everyone, who looks to a perfect place to refreshing with someone special and shopping lovers but Do not forget to try your bargaining skills at the souvenir shops, you might get the awesome piece at cheapest price.