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The Gangtok Free Walking Tour

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  • Gangtok
  • Available in English
  • 3h

About the Guru

Hello. My name is Yash. I'm a resident of Gangtok. I have always had an interest in the history of Sikkim. Being an avid reader, I have consumed books about the history of Sikkim, attended interviews of an oral history projects and pored over transcripts of the British Raj in Sikkim to provide a first-of-its-kind experience in Sikkim, after which you'll never see it the same... More

Hello. My name is Yash. I'm a resident of Gangtok. I have always had an interest in the history of Sikkim. Being an avid reader, I have consumed books about the history of Sikkim, attended interviews of an oral history projects and pored over transcripts of the British Raj in Sikkim to provide a first-of-its-kind experience in Sikkim, after which you'll never see it the same again.

About the Tour

The walk takes you through the quiet, scenic streets of Gangtok, retelling the stories that the buildings on them stood witness to.
The circuitous route begins at Zero Point heading towards the palace, through the Ridge road and curves back from Kazi Road through MG Marg.
A first of its kind heritage tour of Gangtok shedding light on the political history of Sikkim, from the Maharajas to the Democratic movement. Some stories deserve a retelling. 

The walk functions on a pay-it-forward model. At the end, if you enjoyed the walk, you may tip your guide to sustain the experience for future customers.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Zero Point, Gangtok. In front of the Handlooms and Handicrafts main gate.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!