Ganesh Tok

Ganesh Tok Gangtok, Sikkim

Situated 6,500 meters above sea level on a beautiful hilltop, it is one of the most popular Ganesh temples in Sikkim and can be reached after a 7 kilometer steep ascend from the main town.

Located near Tashi View point at a hill adjacent to the television tower of Sikkim, it offers spectacular views of the city and on a cloudless day even of the magnificent Khanchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world.

Adorned with colorful prayer patakas(flags) hoisted and tied across the roads, the path to Ganesh tok almost resembles a rainbow.

There is a circular balcony around the temple and a viewing lounge to soak in the panoramic view of vast green expanses, the Raj Bhavan complex, and the entire town of Gangtok in all its grandeur.

Even though temple is so small in size that it can hardly accommodate one person, the temple remains a major crowd puller for all tourists visiting Gangtok.

Often visited by tourists while visiting Hanuman Tok about 4 kilometers from the temple, Ganesh tok is a must visit for anyone planning a visit to Gangtok.

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