Every major city in India has got a MG Road and is marked with huge traffic, noise and smoke around. However the MG road in Gangtok is special and is the best MG road in India I have walked on so far. There are several reasons that make this road interesting and I would go on to an extent to say that this is the best place in Gangtok to visit :).
It is a spit and litter free zone and thus it is characterized by a spotless clean road. You will not find a single trace of garbage on the road and it makes you wish that there are such roads in every part of country.
Litter Free Zone
The main market of Gangtok is located here and hence there are plenty of shops and restaurants on both side of road. It’s a great place to hangout for both locals as well as tourists. Although there are restaurants and food joints on both sides of road, you are not permitted to carry anything outside which helps in maintaining the cleanliness of the place. There is a significant presence of tourist police for helping you out in addition to make sure that rules are being followed. Sikkim Tourism Department is also located here for any assistance required for your stay in Sikkim
You can spend plenty of time just by sitting on one of the benches and simply do nothing. I myself spent couple of hours there by just watching people crossing by, noticing small kids playing near by and sharing smiles with strangers sitting on next bench. Reading a book here will also be a good idea.
Time To Relax
Spend Sometime Here
There is also a CCD on this road but I visited a cafe called Baker’s cafe here and I just loved it. The ambience of this place is excellent and it servers a variety of tea and coffee. You can read a newspaper along with sip of tea and have a view of MG road from the window.
View of MG Road
Roads are meant for travelling but few roads make you stop. May be MG road is meant to stop people from running around in life and spend some time in peace. Experience it if you visit Gangtok sometimes. I am sure just like me, you will also love it.