Famous for: Offbeat, Mountains, Waterfalls, Nature
Mangan, a small town near Gangtok, is a home to mountains, festivals, flora & fauna and springs, which makes this place worth experiencing.
When to visit:
april - july . october - december
12:00 - 23:59 Everyday
Mangan is a small town near Gangtok, mostly popular as a base station for treks and tours. This town is evolving as a tourist hotspot because of the amazing view it offers to the Kanchenjunga ranges. Tourists can also visit the exhibitions cum sale of handicrafts,cultural performances and food festivals.
Major tourist attractions in Mangan are:
Singhik: popular viewpoint that offers the splendid and unobstructed view of Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Siniolchu.
Yumthang Valley: popularly known as 'Valley of Flowers', it is also famous for Hot water springs
Labrang monastery: antique structure, murals , buddha statues are its major attractions
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
A three day music festival is organized at Mangan in December every year where bands from the region as well as from the other Northeast states perform for a huge crowd. Crowd cheering to musical performances in a cold weather amidst the mountains makes Mangan Music Festival even more lucrative.