Hanuman Tok, Gangtok

Whatever religious belief you embrace, your love for nature will definitely lead you to Hanuman Tok, which offers some of the most amazing views. It is located at an altitude of 7200 feet. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is maintained by the army. The garden is full of flowers and well maintained. The small museum here offers some information on the construction of the temple.

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The views on the way to Hanuman Tok are spectacular. You may want to get off your vehicle many a time on your way up to photograph the scenic landscapes. The sight of the majestic hills all around and Gangtok, the capital city, are breathtaking. Once you reach the top of the hill, you will be mesmerized by the beauty of snow-clad peaks of Khangchendzonga and the stunning Himalayan ranges. The 360-degree view of nature at its best captivates you. Sunrise views are beyond description. Be here at 5 am to view sunrise over the majestic Khangchendzonga and other peaks; the glorious sight will leave you speechless.

The place is serene and makes you feel one with nature. It is a perfect place to unwind, meditate and recharge you. It is not often that one gets close to nature. It is not just the richness of nature but the unspoilt beauty of the place that makes you enjoy its treasures.

As far as the basic needs such as drinking water and toilet facilities are concerned, you will find that they are perfectly answered here. If you are fun loving, you may be want to dress up in Tibetan costumes and have yourself photographed. Since the costumes are well maintained, many are tempted to give it a go. Image Credits jayk7

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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