Ganesh Tok View Point, Gangtok

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Overlooking the city of Gangtok, Ganesh Tok View Point sits perched on top of a hill and offers unparalleled views from about 2,000 m (6,500 ft) in elevation. The path to the top is adorned with colorful sacred flags and leads to a pine garden, in which you can visit a cafe or bask in the encapsulating views of the city, surrounding lush hills, and the majestic Kangchenjunga in the background. Take a look at our Gangtok trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Ganesh Tok View Point and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 9, 2017
    It is a short distance from the other tourist sites and is located on a hill. You will have to climb about 50 steps to the temple proper where the diety of Lord Ganesh. Yoy will have to remove your sh...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Like some other shrines, Ganesh temple also has been built and maintained in a grand manner by Indian army personnel.Unlike some temples in the plains, this place is maintained very clean and the enti...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    It's a very good temple of lord Ganesha. Very neat and clean temple on height. Photogenic place. Idol is beautiful.  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    Not much itself in the place(Ganeshji Temple) but the road towards it it just so beautiful (visit early morning before sunrise and you will see the golden Himalaya/my personal favorite).. Also a spooky house nearby which is often unvisited
  • April 26, 2017
    Hindu Temple with a Buddhist twist. Serene and peaceful. Has a good view of the valley below after 9am. It is foggy but also very peaceful in the early mornings.
  • June 30, 2017
    Very good place, a lot of tourists. Outside of this building you can rent local dress...
  • June 17, 2017
    After Ganesh darshan you can view beautiful city view which you will never forget. But it is very crowded with tourists and different vendors.
  • March 29, 2017
    Nice vibe and wonderful view from the top of the temple. You can spot the whole city from there. Beautiful and different sanctuary. Worth stopping by.

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