My first impressions about Gangtok say that it’s a 'city for wanderers' - There are so many unique elements to spot, thus, much to watch and smile at. It’s a city of colours, a city of innocent faces, a city of art and beauty, and much more that I am yet to discover. It’s like the more inquisitive you get about it, the more it amazes you. Today was a spontaneous day, which was mainly spent at MG Road – it was all about walking, lingering randomly at places, people watching, atmosphere soaking, smiling at strangers, coffee sipping and just admiring everything that my eyes could see. There were a few things that I wish I hadn’t seen like somebody deliberately spat in a hedge of flowers. Argh!
A Sikkimese lady at a crockery shop on MG Road.
Art and culture are the very soul of Sikkim.
MG Road is all about doing nothing ... and yet doing a lot.
Get away from the bustle of life and smell some flowers in Gangtok.
I found MG Road in Gangtok similar to the Mall Road in Shimla, where people loiter around without a care.
And how can you not sit down for a cup of coffee? It's a foregone conclusion to a carefree day. Isn't it?
Locals soak sun while it is still there ... monsoons are at the door.
Did I mention Gangtok is a city of colours?
The entire MG Road is festooned with flower pots and hedges.
Although most of Gangtok is built on steep areas, MG Road is totally flat.
Such carvings are a usual sight in Gangtok.
Who's the most beautiful of all? A little princess asks ...
There is no better place to enjoy idleness ...
Laughing Buddha at one of the souvenir shops.
Suddenly, a huddle of school children rushed by... They looked very cute.
I spotted a florist shop at a weird location - it was under a dilapidated staircase.
Gangtok has a good traffic system, which makes walking a lovely experience.
It was nice to catch a glimpse of Paljor stadium on my way back to my home stay, Tamang House.
Have you been to Gangtok? What did you like the most about it?