Ganesh Tok, Gangtok
Ganesh Tok, Gangtok - Address
Address: Dichenling Area, Gangtok, Sikkim 737103
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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About Ganesh Tok, Gangtok
Ganesh Tok is a much loved tourist spot in Gangtok. Some say it is the best viewing sport for spectacular vistas of the city. Whether this is true or not, it is certainly a great place to visit while in Gangtok.
There is a small temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ganesh and the area atop a hill is also one of the most popular tourist attractions due to the amazing vistas it provides. You will also found a few small souvenir shops, kiosks and other tiny places along the way and at the top of the hill as well. The Kanchenjunga hill in all its glory can be seen from here and is not to be missed. The best time to witness it is in the morning.
A very interesting thing to do here is to dress up in the traditional clothes to take pictures. The area itself is stunning and all these little eccentricities make it and unforgettable experience.
Ganesh Tok Information
- Follow the general Hindu rituals while visiting the temple, like leaving your shoes outside the temple.
Ganesh Tok Ticket Prices
- The rent of the traditional clothes is around 40 INR.
- Entry is free.
How To reach Ganesh Tok by Public Transport
- Do check for Public Transport options when you reach. Most tourists prefer to hire a car which is a lot more convenient in this hilly region.
Restaurants Near Ganesh Tok
- BeliPushpa Restaurant
- Hotel Pomra
- Parivar Restaurant
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Ganesh Tok, Gangtok Reviews
A very lovely place to visit, the Ganesha idol is very beautiful and handsome. A quiet place for a prayer and followed by stunning views that would make you spell bound. A must try of the local Sikkim dress that is available for rentals at the foot. The place is also very near to the zoo. Gantok is amazing and this tourist centre is adds to it's cadre
Ganesh Tok, a temple of Lord Gansha. It's located at an altitude of 6,500 ft and at a hill adjacent to that of the huge TV Tower. Tourists come here not only to offer prayers to Ganesh, but also to soak in the views from the viewing lounge and the circular balcony around it. The temple itself is quite small. However next to is the enclosed viewing lounge with glass panels. The balcony around is even better for the views. You can see the Gangtok town, rolling hill and the snow capped mountains including Kanchenjunga. You will need to climb a stair case to reach to the upper levels where the temple and viewing area are located. The views from circular galleries is just awesome.
The view from the Ganesh Tok is very beautiful. It has a 360 degree view from above. It is very calm and serene and the temple is pretty famous too! It is not a very high climb and the car goes till the end. Only few steps to be climbed, so is pretty much doable by everyone. Must see!
Nice place to worship. Quite atmosphere Besides the fact, it's a bit scary to look below from the balcony. There's a deep valley
This is one of the points in Gangtok city tour. This temple of Ganesha is at the hill and you have to climb the stairs for reaching there. Apart from temple, there is a souvenirs shop as well but most of the items of the shop are bit costly. From this Hill, one can see whole Gangtok city and enjoy the panoramic view of city. Also, there are some eatery points nearby at which you can enjoy local food.(Read momos) A should go place. P.s. these are some of the photos taken from the hill of city. Weather was foggy that day.