Ganesh Tok View Point & Temple


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Distance (From Gangtok SNT Bus Station): 6 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Close To Tashi View Point

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 4 km from Tashi Viewpoint and 6 km from the Gangtok SNT Bus Station, Ganesh Tok is Hindu temple located in Gangtok. Situated close to Tashi View Point, it is one of the famous places of pilgrimage in Gangtok and among the charming places to visit in Gangtok.

Located at an altitude of 6500 feet, Ganesh Tok temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. The temple is so small that it can accommodate only one person at a time. One needs to climb a steep staircase to reach the temple. Adorned with colorful flags hoisted and tied across the roads, the path to Ganesh Tok almost resembles a rainbow. People visit the temple to offer prayers and also to enjoy the beautiful view. There is a circular balcony around the temple and a viewing lounge to soak in the view.

Ganesh Tok Viewpoint offers a bird-eye's view of the entire Gangtok town, rolling hills and the snowcapped mountains including Kanchenjunga. There is small place located close to this temple, which is known as Smriti Van where Devotees plant saplings on the ground near the temple on behalf of those they love. There are gift and souvenir shops at the location. Also, there are eateries from where one can enjoy lip smacking snacks. Across the street is the Zoo, another tourist attraction in Gangtok.

The best time to visit Ganesh Tok is early in the morning when it is enveloped with clouds.

Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM