- It is the capital city of Sikkim State. Enchey Monastery is on a hill in Gangtak. And over a 200 monasteries are in Sikkim.
- It is the district headquarter of South Sikkim District. Namchi Monastery is one of the best in Sikkim. Siddeswar Char dham temple is one of the best Hindu temple in Sikkim, 100ft Shiva Statue is here. and 12 jyothirling temples are also here. Namchi is 76kms from Gangtok and 52kms from Kalimpong.
- It is a pilgrim centre. Rumtek Monastery is the biggest one in Sikkm. It built in 9th century. It is 26kms from Gangtok.
- It is a town of West Sikkim District. Pemayangtse Monastery is another important one. We can see from here Mount Kanchanaganga. Pelling is 140kms from Gangtok.