Hanuman Tok

Hanuman Tok

Hanuman Tok

Gangtok, Sikkim 737103

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Hanuman Tok located at an altitude of 7200 ft.  is a Hindu temple complex in the upper reaches of Gangtok, the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is situated 11 kms from Gangtok town on a road that branches off from the Gangtok-Nathula highway. The temple is dedicated to lord Hanuman, the Monkey God. According to the local legends, when Hanuman was flying with the “Sanjeevani”(mythological life saving herb) mountain to save Rama’s brother Lakshmana he rested in the spot where his temple now lies for some time.

In 1968 the temple was handed over to the India Army. Now the temple is maintained by the Units of 17 Mountain Division of the Army. Rigtht above the temple there is a famous shrine of Sirdi saibaba. There is a viewing area from where you get unobstructed views of Kanchenjunga range.




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