Ganesh Tok Temple, Gangtok

Important information

  • Location: Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Arithang, Gangtok, Sikkim 737103
  • Festivals: Ganesh Chakravarty For Other Festival Detail Click here
  • Main Deity: Lord Vinayaka For Other Deity Detail Click here
  • Languages: Marathi, Hindi & English
  • Darshan Timings: 06.00 AM to 07.00 PM.
  • Best Season To Visit: March to June
  • Contact Number: +919717175530
  • How To Reach

Ganesh Tok Temple is located on a hillock on Gangtok Nathula Road. Ganesh Tok is a very small temple devoted to Lord Ganesh. This temple can hardly accommodate one person as well as one has to crawl to get inside it.


The actual meaning of the word ‘Tok’ is ‘temple’ in the local language so it translates as the Ganesh Temple. The quaint and vivid Hindu temple, constructed in 1953 offers visitors panoramic views of the snow-dusted Kanchenjunga hills and the Gangtok city.


Ganesh Tok is quite small, and you need to climb stairs to reach the upper degrees where the viewing area is situated. Midway through the staircases, you will be called to take your footwear off. The internal sanctum of the temple is so small that the devotees are required to crawl on all fours to reach Lord Ganpati. There is a watching lounge with glass panels and a balcony to provide better views. From the balcony, you can view the snow-covered mountains including Kanchenjunga, and also the rolling hills.


The internal Sanctorum of Ganesh Tok is so small that any devotee has to crawl to reach Lord Ganapati in the temple. The scenic beauty of the hills has increased the popularity of the temple more than its architectural qualities.


Lord Vinayaka


Ganesh Chakravarty, Ganesh Visarjan

Nearby Attractions

  • Tsomgo Lack ( About 35 km from Gangtok)
  • Baba Mandir
  • Nathula Paas
  • Hanuman Tak
  • Ban Jhakri Waterfall
  • Ranka Monastery

How to Reach

By Air: Taking a flight to Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal.

By Train: There is no major railway station in the state, you can also resort to the railway to reach Sikkim by taking a train to Siliguri or Jalpaiguri.

By Road: Ganesh Tok is situated at a distance of 6 km from Gangtok town and is easily accessible using a local taxi or a bike.

Temple Timings

06.00 AM to 07.00 PM

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