#5 of 34 Places to Visit in Gangtok
Distance (From Gangtok SNT Bus Station): 0.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: At MG Marg
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 500 km from Gangtok SNT Bus Station, Thakurbari is a Hindu temple located at MG Marg in Gangtok, Sikkim. Situated in the heart of the town, it is one of the most popular places to visit in Gangtok and one of the oldest Hindu Temples in Sikkim.
The Thakurbari Temple was built as a small temple on a land donated by the erstwhile Chogyal of Sikkim in 1935. Subsequently, the temple was upgraded to a major temple-complex in the time period between 1945 and 1947. The temple houses almost all major deities and has emerged as an important center of convergence for the Hindu community of Gangtok. In 2011, the temple complex was further upgraded to include a multipurpose hall and library.
The temple organizes many festivals and social events on a grand scale. These festivals are visited by a large number of visitors and tourists from far off places. Visitors come here to offer their worship to the Lord and receive their blessings.
Timings: 6 AM - 8 PM