The largest city in the Northeastern state of Sikkim, Gangtok is also its capital city. The city was established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the initial half of the 1800s, thereafter it became an independent monarch once the colonial rule came to an end, and later joined India in the year 1975. Presently, it stands as a center of Tibetan Buddhists, and a base-camp for hikers arranging permits and logistics to carry out treks through the Himalayan hills of the state. At a height of 1,650 m, the city is bordered by two streams Rani Khola (west) and Roro Chu (east). Gangtok experiences a subtropical highland climate, which is heavily influenced by the monsoons. Due to its elevation, the weather conditions in the city remain pleasant almost throughout the year. Winters and monsoons and characterized by thick clouds of fog. Tourism is one of the major sources of revenue for Gangtok. Being one of the major cities in this region, you should be able to find family hotels in Gangtok making your travel-plans-with-family a lot easier. When you book your stay with Treebo, you can be assured of a comfortable stay made better by a host of amenities. These hotels in Gangtok for family stays have been improvised to suit the requirements of families. Therefore, the amenities provided by family hotels include the in-room furnishing of a cot/cradle (if the family includes an infant), a recreation centre (where indoor and outdoor games can be played by kids), and an on-site restaurant (or two) that provides kid-sized meals, have special seating for children apart from offering free meals to children under a certain age. A swimming pool, with a shallow area for kids (and also a coach) is also available at a few family hotels. At times, kid-friendly events are also organized by the hotel personnel just to keep the kids engaged. When you visit Gangtok, you should certainly pay a visit to some of its major landmarks/tourist spots such as Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Tashi View Point, Hanuman Tok, Enchey Monastery, Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park, Ganesh Tok, Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park, Bakthang Waterfall, Thakurbari Temple, Rumtek Monastery, Gonjang Monastery, Lingdum Monastery, Nathu La, Khecheopalri Lake, and Pemayangtse Monastery. If you wish to eat out with family, head to restaurants like Raseelo, Bonfire Baresto, The Square, Snow Lion, Dynasty, Taste of Tibet, Chopstick, Thakali, and The Coffee Shop. Visit Gangtok Mall in case shopping sounds interesting to you.
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