Hanuman Tok Temple in Gangtok Sikkim

Here is Some information about Hanuman Tok Temple in Gangtok Sikkim india.

Location: Located about 5 km uphill from White Hall on a bifurcation road of the Gangtok-Nathula Highway
Altitude: 7200 ft
Managed By: Indian Army
Dedicated to: Lord Hanuuman
Entry: Free
Photography: Allow
Temple Timing:  6.00 AM - 7.00 PM 
Significance: One of the best temple.
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: September to May
Nearest Railway Station: Gangtok
Nearest Air Port: Bagdogra in West Bengal(124 Km)
 
About  Hanuman Tok Temple in Gangtok
 
Hanuman Tok or temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman is situated in the Indian state of Sikkim. The temple is located at an altitude of 7200 feet. It is located about nine kilometres uphill from Gangtok on a calm and tranquil hilltop. The temple is popularly known as a wish fulfilling temple. Hanuman Tok is situated approximately 5 km rising from White Hall on a bifurcating road of the Gangtok Nathula highway. It is 11 km away from the Gangtok town, the capital of the state.The temple is maintained and preserved by the resident units of the Indian Army. The local people also contribute for the maintenance of the temple. Recently the temple has been repaired and renovated and has been provided with several public utilities. Hanuman Tok is surrounded by natural beauty and thus away from the pollution and hustle and bustle of the city. One can get a wonderful view of Gangtok town and the nearby hills from the top of this hillock.

In 1950s a political officer named Appaji Pant had a divine dream at this place and after that the idol of Lord Hanuman had been erected here. Since then the temple is locally known as the Hanuma Tok. In 1968 this entire area was handed over to Indian Army. It is now maintained and preserved by the Units of 17 Mountain Division of the Army. There is a temple of Sirdi Saibaba here as well just right of Lord Hanuman Temple. Nearby and just before the entrance to the stairway is the cremation ground of erstwhile Namgyal Royal family of Sikkiim. You can see several stupas and chortens there.

How to Reach  Hanuman Tok Temple in Gangtok   

By Road: Hanuman Tok is a popular tourist destination from Gangtok and included in the standard local package sightseeing tours offered by the taxi drivers.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Gangtok junction.

By Air: The Nearest Airport is  Bagdogra in West Bengal 124 km.

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