Ganesh Tok, Gangtok

Ganesh Tok

Rank 4
Ranked 4 of 58,
in Gangtok
Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
85 Ratings & 62 Reviews

About Ganesh Tok

voted as clean
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Ganesh Tok, a small temple, is located at a distance of 7 kilometre from Gangtok. Situated next to the television tower on the small hill nestled on Gangtok-Nathula road, the temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. This temple is so small in size that at a time, it can only accommodate one person. In addition, one needs to crawl to get inside this temple.

Besides its size, the temple is also known for the bird's eye view of several places such as the Gangtok town, the mount Kanchenjunga and the Raj Bhawan Complex. In addition, there is small place located close to this temple, which is known as Smriti Van. In this place, the devotees on the behalf of their loved ones can plant saplings.

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 28
  • Very Good 21
  • Good 11
  • Average 0
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

62 traveller reviews for Ganesh Tok

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  • Connoisseur
  • Sagar
  • Lives in Thane
  • 70 photos
  • 35 Reviews
  •  27 helpful votes
  •  24888 readers

"Ganesh Temple" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Ganesh Temple with a good view of the hills. Small traders outside sell the local handicrafts and rent costumes. The place is OK because it is a Mandir of Lord Ganesha. Apart from this nothing is there. You can see the city from the top and thats enough. The place offers a good viewpoint for the city of Gangtok
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Ashish Shukla

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  • Ashish Shukla
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 246 photos
  • 56 Reviews
  •  47 helpful votes
  •  24913 readers

"A must watch temple at Gangtok"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 24, 2016
Situated in the city, is a beautiful Ganesha temple having beautiful views of the entire city of Gangtok. The watchtower / TV tower can be seen from here which is centrally located in Gangtok from here. Just stand outside to have a look at the breathtaking views of the clouds and mountains and you will thank god that he gave you an opportunity to view these beautiful sights and scenes.
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Biswajeet Mishra

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  • Biswajeet Mishra
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 336 photos
  • 41 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  52414 readers

"One of the tourist attraction"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 28, 2016
Ganesh Tok is a temple of Lord Ganesh and it's one of the tourist attraction place of Gangtok, a must visit place for people visiting Gangtok you can enjoy spending some time.
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Atul srivastav

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  • Atul srivastav
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1395 readers

"Ancient temple with attractive shopping options"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 10, 2016
It is worth visiting the place. A small shopping zone adjacent to the temple adds value for a traveler. Photographers are also available with local dresses and one may get his pictures in local attire. Mountain and valley view is also attractive from the temple area.
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Rama shah

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  • Rama shah
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  579 readers

"Beautiful location and temple is very nice"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 26, 2016
Nice place to see and some thing different to purchase. We can spend some time in the temple for peace of mind and we can explore the things. Different people are visiting. Shoe rack should be placed.
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  • Mohith
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1055 readers

"Serene place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2016
Serene place with beautiful view of valley, and another contribution was from the local people who are helpful and have maintained the cleanliness at a very high level.
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Ajit kumar

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  • Ajit kumar
  • Lives in Motihari
  • 2 Reviews
  •  670 readers

"Unmatched architecture and natural beauty"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 10, 2016
Sightseeing was exiting. The architecture and the natural beauty was unmatched. Neatness, the discipline was the thing to watch and appreciate. Though the city is bit costly yet affordable. Transportation in normal condition is good. The best time to visit is Winter.
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Vinay Kuncham

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  • Vinay Kuncham
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 9 Reviews
  •  2210 readers

"Ganesh Tok - Top most hill in Gangtok"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 1, 2016
After visiting Gangtok I couldn't forget even a single minute that I spent there. Talking about Ganesh Tok it is one of the highest hill in the Sikkim we can almost see Kanchenjunga mountain from there. While climbing that there are some chains who will dress up us like them and they charge only Rs 50 for each we need to return them back while going back.
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Biswajit Payra

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  • Biswajit Payra
  • Lives in Contai
  • 4 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  5809 readers

"Spirituality, scenery & shopping"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2015
Ganesh Tok is one point among the 10 points of Sikkim. As the name indicates it is a temple of lord Ganesha but the speciality of it is it's surrounding view from the top of the temple. There is also a small market of local handicraft at the foot place of temple.
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Shubho Nanda

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  • Shubho Nanda
  • Lives in Patna
  • 1 photo
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2093 readers

"Best scenic place for photoshoot in Gangtok city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2015
One of the best temple of lord Ganesha. Best place for photo shoot to everyone who visit this place will have a pic session here. Next to the temple you will get a cafeteria like every other tourist destination but the tea here is best.
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