Visit Hanuman Tok
The word “Tok” in local language means temple. Hanuman Tok is a famous temple in Gangtok dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
The word “Tok” in local language means temple. Hanuman Tok is a famous temple in Gangtok dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple is situated at an altitude of approximately 7200 feet on the upper reaches of Gangtok and is known for its serene atmosphere and surreal vista of mighty Kanchenjunga. Visitors need to climb stairs to reach the top where the temple is perched.
The legend about the place suggests that Lord Hanuman halted for a rest here while carrying Sanjeevni to Lanka from the Himalayas. Touirsts and pilgrims gather at the temple in large numbers to pray and wish fulfilment. The idol of Lord Hanuman was erected here in 1950 when an officer named Appaji Pant had a divine dream at this location.
Few important information pertaining to the attraction includes:
- although there are no entry charges for the visitors, donations are welcomed by the temple authority,
- it is good to be visited during day time, and
- taxis are available from Gangtok, which take tourists to the coveted Hanuman Tok.
Timing6:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M
PREFFERED BYGod Lovers,Photographer
TIME SPENTAround 1 hour
ENTRY FEENo Entry fee
Best SeasonOctober - March, March - June
LANGUAGESNepali, Sikkimese, Bhutia, Lepcha, Hindi, English, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar