Ganesh Tok, Gangtok
About 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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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, 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!
Beautiful temple on the top of a hill. Inside the temple photography is prohibited. From here you can see the whole Gangtok city. Must visit in Gangtok.
Nice views..lord Ganesha on the top of the hill..free parking and food stall also.. U will get warm coffee at nearby only..Good place for childrens and adults also.
The panoramic view of Gangtok is absolutely beautiful from here. Do visit when the weather is clear. And also don't forget to get yourself clicked wearing traditional sikkimese costumes .
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