Tashi View Point
At a distance of 8 km from Gangtok SNT Bus Station, Tashi View Point is located at Tashi in Gangtok. Situated near Ganesh Tok, it is one of the stunning viewpoints in Gangtok and among the top places to visit in Gangtok.
Tashi View Point was built by the King of Sikkim, Tashi Namgyal, who ruled Sikkim between 1914 and 1963. The circular shaped platform with railings has been built so that the visitor could view 360-degree perspective of the entire region. It is now developed and maintained by the tourism department. This point is mostly known for offering some of the best sunrise and sunset views.
This is an ideal place for nature lovers as it offers great views of the imposing Himalayan Mountains, specifically Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Siniolchu. The Phodong Monastery and the Labrang Monastery are also easily visible from here. Most of tourist visits the place during early morning to witness the beautiful sunrise and the dramatic play of lights over the mountains and hills. It is also a perfect place for the panoramic view of Gangtok.
Tashi View Point is also a noteworthy place for nature lovers as one get an opportunity to spend some peaceful time away from the bustling crowd. The Tourism Department has constructed a resting shed, a park and a small cafeteria for visitors. One needs to climb few flights of stairs to reach the view point. Binoculars and telescopes are mounted there and could be used paying some amount.
Timings: 5 AM to 6 PM
Binocular or Telescope Fee: Rs.10 per person