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Ganesh Tok Beautiful Oldest Temple in Sikkim

Written by Sudhir Kumar

About Ganesh Tok

Ganesh Tok is one of the major places of attraction for the tourists in the north-eastern state of Sikkim. It is one of the most well known temples in the state. It stands at a height of 6,500 feet. The Ganesh Tok of Sikkim is not a big temple. The main deity of this temple is Lord Ganesh, who is one of the gods according to the religion of Hinduism.

Like the Hanuman Tok, the Ganesh Tok offers a fascinating view of the surrounding regions. One can get a clear view of Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. The premises of the Raj Bhavan can also be viewed from this temple. If you visit the Ganesh Tok in Sikkim on a cloudless day, then you might be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Mt. Khangchendzonga.

The space within the temple is not even sufficient to house one person at a time. Infact, the devotees have to literally creep into the temple to get a glimpse of Lord Ganesha. The Ganesh Tok at Sikkim is situated at the top of a hill close to the television tower of Sikkim. If you want to visit this temple set in serene natural surroundings, then you have to reach it by the Gangtok-Nathula Road.

The tourists who come to visit the Ganesh Tok at Sikkim, can get some refreshment at the cafeteria, specially kept open for the convenience of the tourists. Very close to the Ganesh Tok, is a garden. A stroll down the path bordered by pine trees in the garden is a very soothing experience for the nature lovers.

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