Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Gangtok
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Address: Between Nathula And Jelepla Pass, Gangtok, India
Time Required: 00:40 Mins
Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
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About Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Gangtok
Major Harbhajan Singh served in the Indian Army and lost his life while escorting a mule caravan from his battalion headquarters in Tekula to Dengchukla in 1968. Harbhajan Singh’s body was found when a soldier dreamt of him telling him exactly where to find the body.
Soon, the body was found and the shrine was made in the honor of the brave soldier. Today, it is said that Harbhajan Singh warns Indian soldiers of the upcoming attacks at the Indo-Chinese borders and even Chinese army men believe to have seen a human figure patrolling the border at night.
Today, the temple consists of a room where the personal belongings of Baba Harbhajan Singh are cared for and kept for worship.
Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple Information
- The temple is located 60 kilometres away from Gangtok. It is recommended you book a cab for the day for easy conveyance.
- Combine the visit to the temple with the visit to Nathula pass and Tsomgmo Lake.
Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple Ticket Prices
- Admission is Free.
Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple Opening and Closing Hours
- Public Holidays: 6.00 am-8.00 pm
How To reach Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple by Public Transport
- By hiring a cab.
- By renting a bike.
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Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Gangtok Reviews
Excellent at 15000 ft..It's a mind blowing experience. If you visiting Sikkim once come here. It's not a temple of god . Actually it's a memorial of Harbhajan Singh,who was a Shahid of Indian army. Nation anthem played here in every half an hour. Nice waterfall. If you come in winter you will see it frozen. The place is very beautiful with awesome natural beauty of high heels. But you will definitely going to have breathing problem for high altitude and lack of oxygen. So be careful and be prepare for it.
Famous place near nathula pass. Myth of Soldier Harbhajan Singh is revered by Indian army. must try the food from Army canteen which is located beside the temple at altitude of 13000 feet. There is a souvenir shop also but you don't expect different varieties. collection is pretty ordinary. Cary warm clothes as due to altitude, temperature is always very low.
This temple is tomb of an Indian soldier who died untimely and is helping his fellow mates since then. It is not a proper temple and shoes are also allowed upto the shrine of this soldier which is very unlike of any Indian worship place. There is a souvenir shop run by Indian Army as well from where you can buy gifts for your friends and family. This shop is value for money and all the proceedings go for Indian Army. You can click lot of pics here. Also, on the way to temple there are lots of Army camps and Army canteens for civilians. You should enjoy the food there.
High altitude place. Can be a problem for people who has difficulty in breathing. Suggesting to take short and slow step to conserve blood oxygen level. Eat ginger pieces to avoid getting light headed. Can get extremely cold in winter season and certain places are slippery. Not recommended for wearing shoes without firm grip sole. Overall place is very nice and peaceful. You get a patriotic feeling as well!
This temple is at high altitude at Sikkim. Very quiet place. Prasad is also available here. One can buy souvenir from here also as a memory of the visit. very nice place.