Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple


14.4/5(43 Ratings)

Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple Overview

Ranked 7 of 58 sightseeing in Gangtok

About 60 km away from the beautiful city of Gangtok, as you travel along the Kupup Valley to Tukla, you will find the original Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple. The shrine is dedicated to a hard-working soldier in the Indian Army, Harbhajan Singh, who died in the Nathula Pass by slipping and falling into a flowing stream, while escorting a mule column.

It is said that they didn’t find his body for days until the dead Harbhajan Singh himself came in the dreams of a fellow soldier and told him where to find his dead body. Even though the comrade disregarded the dream, Singh’s body was found in the exact location as mentioned in the dream. They then built a Samadhi/shrine in his name, posthumously honouring him.

The old shrine was built at the bunker near Chhokya Chho at an altitude of 4000 metres, where the soldier was posted during the time of his death. To visit this shrine, you need to climb over fifty steps to reach the site. For ease of access to tourists who can’t climb the ascent, there is a new shrine built at the Kupup junction.

People on either side of the border have noticed a man riding a horse, whom everyone claims to be is the departed Harbhajan Singh, guarding the border every night. Visit this site and experience the story for yourself.

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Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple

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22nd Dec 17

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM

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Ankur P

Ankur P2.9/5

60 reviews

Nice temple & setting but too crowded

Baba Mandir is a temple dedicated to an army soldier. The setting of the temple is scenic and quite beautiful and, the feeling inside the temple is that of dedication and patriotism (it's maintained by the army after all), but the whole experience is ruined by the insane crowd that descends on this place and the resulting chaos - parking mess, people screaming, kids (and even adults) running around, people not removing footwear, etc. All this happens because this place is located very close to Nathula, the most visited place in Sikkim. Many times, the parking situation in Nathula is so bad that vehicles are diverted to Baba Mandir just to reduce the load. The facilities here are pretty decent - there's toilets and a decent cafeteria.

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  • Nice temple & setting but too crowded
  • Nice temple & setting but too crowded
  • Nice temple & setting but too crowded
  • Nice temple & setting but too crowded

Shamita Nag

Shamita Nag3.9/5

16 reviews

Baba looking over the security of our country

It was amazing to read and listen to the story of Harbhajan Baba. The day we went it was peak season and the crowds were overwhelming. Such a beautiful and stark setting to a memorial . . The gift store inside the premises are run by the army. We bought a lot of gifts for our friends and family here

Nilab Tripathy

Nilab Tripathy4.3/5

34 reviews

Peaceful spot

Not exactly en-route to Nathu-la border but it is close to it. You can definitely include this place in your package of Gangtok trip. You will find this place peaceful though it is filled with lot of tourists.



37 reviews

Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple

It is believed that the Ghost of Harbhajan Singh is still guarding the Indo China Border an Army man (Harbhajan Singh) who went missing while patrolling the border. This place is Surrounded by the beautiful mountains. Temperature was around and one should be prepared well for this place.

Sreelata Lodh

Sreelata Lodh5.0/5

10 reviews

Awesome trip

Hi! This is a pleasant experience travelling to gangtak last November '16. Mr. Anmol was there to guide the whole tour. He is young, smart, very responsible guey. All sets were arranged very well with warmth welcome. A smiling face with caring, helpful hands were always there .. A homely atmosphere. A big thank to Mr. Anmol and I would wish to recommend him if any body is going there for a wel planned tour to gangtak. His contact number is 8101216161. You can also mail him to anmol. Sikkim19@gmail. Com. You may contact him for suggestions and guidance for whole sikkim ..

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  • Awesome trip
  • Awesome trip
  • Awesome trip

Rapolu Nikhil

Rapolu Nikhil5.0/5

14 reviews

It is a scared place in china border

Harbhajan Singh Baba is an Indian soldier. Who died when he is in duty. He is great soldier and all soldiers and Indian army believed that his soul is still alive. All feel that he still is in duty serve the nation. All people buy a water bottle and keep it on baba's samadhi and by writing someone name on the bottle. Then named person who drink that water will be very healthy.
  • It is a scared place in china border
  • It is a scared place in china border
  • It is a scared place in china border

Biswajeet Mishra

Biswajeet Mishra5.0/5

58 reviews

Spiritual Place

A must visit place for people visiting Gangtok, you can know some very impressive story regarding Baba Mandir. How spirit protect our China border guarding India at Nathula.
  • Spiritual Place
  • Spiritual Place
  • Spiritual Place

Deepak Yadav

Deepak Yadav3.6/5

41 reviews

Place of faith

On the way to nathula pass lies the temple which is frequented by tourists and army personnel. We stayed there for half an hour while returning from nathula pass. Its a new one constructed on a convenient location. Our driver offered to take us to the original one for extra charge but we declined. Army personnel deployed there have a lot of faith in baba n they make all the necessary arrangements in the temple. Even the prasad is distributed by one of them. We came to know that water taken from there had healing powers. There was a room full of water bottles kept there. But this facility was only for army troops. I was surprised to see the number of people the temple attracts but it's a Matter of faith.

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  • Place of faith
  • Place of faith
  • Place of faith
  • Place of faith

Aparajita ray

Aparajita ray4.6/5

9 reviews

Really devotional place to visit

The story of Baba harbhajan singh is really surprising and thrilling. One should positively pay homage while visiting this place. One can also take bottle of sacred water and it is being believed that if a sick person consumes that water for 21 days that person recovers from illness.

C.s. manish Dasgupta

C.s. manish Dasgupta5.0/5

102 reviews

It's all about faith and belief

There are two baba Mandir. The older one is the actual one but you can have a glimpse of Baba Ji at the newly built Mandir also. The army people believe baba harbhajan Singh as their saviour. People keep water bottles and sandals (unused) in front of Baba jis memorial to take his blessings. Water as taken from Baba Mandir cures stomach problems and sandals cures knee problem hip problems. It's all about faith and belief.

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Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Gangtok

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Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Gangtok
Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Gangtok

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Inside the temple
Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Gangtok

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Sumit Kumar

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Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Gangtok

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At Baba Mandir