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The Gangtok Ropeway

The Gangtok ropeway is one of the major tourist attractions of Gangtok city. It is a short ropeway ride of about one kilometer that starts at Deorali market area and goes straight up to Tashiling viewpoint which is just below the state secretariat. Between these two points, there is a third point on the Numnang road where the Ropeway stops. The ride is of about 20 minutes duration including the stops. You can start your journey from any one of the three stoppages and return to the starting point in about 20 minutes to end the ride.

The Gangtok Ropeway was built at a cost of 11.5 crores and became operational from early 2004. It soon became one of the main attractions for tourists. The ropeway ride offers an excellent view of the Gangtok town. The ropeway passes through the National Highway giving it great visibility to tourists.

The ropeway ride is normally offered throughout the day between 8 Am to 4.30 Pm. However, the actual timing may vary depending on seasonality and weather condition. During peak season the ropeway runs for longer hours than during the lean season. Each cable car can accommodate a maximum of up to 24 People at a time. There is no sitting arrangement inside the ropeway.

Reaching the Ropeway

Which end of the Ropeway you want to reach will depend on where you are starting from. If you are near the MG Road of Gangtok, which is the popular promenade, You will do well to take the diversion of Karzi road and reach the ropeway, this is just 5 minutes walk to the ropeway.

If you are traveling from your hotel in any other part of Gangtok, you will do better to travel by a local taxi and get down at Deorali area and ask anyone for the ropeway starting point here.

Our Service

The standard tour itinerary offered by Tripsy does not include the Gangtok ropeway ride. If you are your guests are interested in the ropeway ride, you must inform our helpdesk executives accordingly and make sure that your customized itinerary does include the ropeway ride. Guests can also take the ropeway ride on their own during the designated “Free time” we provide in our itinerary for guests to undertake the activity of their choice.

When you take the service from Tripsy we will pick you from your hotel in a Wagon R or similar small vehicle and take you to the Ropeway point and after finishing the ropeway ride we will drop you back to your Hotel. The Vehicle will be reserved for you for 4 hrs from Hotel to Hotel. The ticket charges are directly payable on the spot.

Tourists looking for a Cable Car please note that we are not the agency for selling cable car tickets. You can buy the tickets on the spot and though it may mean some waiting time during peak season, this is the standard practice here. The information given here is for the general information of tourists only.

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