Apart from food stalls, quaint cafes and family restaurants lining the streets in the area, MG Road is popular among tourists for traditional Sikkimese handicrafts such as wooden beer pots, flags, prayer wheels and traditional Nepalese knives. The entire 1-km stretch is lit with Victorian lamps, which lend a colonial, rustic atmosphere to the market. 

MG Marg is among the nation's first litter and spit-free zones where no vehicles are allowed to enter, and all the shops have been painted green in tune with the government’s green initiative. The Statue of Unity, comprising figures of Bhutia Chieftain Khye Bumsa, the Lepcha leader Thetong Tek and his wife Ngo-Kong-ngol, overlooks MG Marg. About halfway down the street is a large statue of Mahatma Gandhi. 

MG Marg also plays host to Gangtok's annual Food and Culture Festival every December where Sikkim proudly showcases is multi-cultural cuisine, as well as local music and dance performances. The epicentre of Gangtok, MG Marg will allow you to experience the rich culture, cuisine and warmth of the city, all in one place.