Sikkim , East Sikkim
Though the history of Ganesh Tok is still unclear, but this has become one of the hottest tourist spots besides a place of religious interest.
Ganesh Tok is one of the oldest shrines located in the East Sikkim region. This is believed to be a very pious place by the locals. They strongly believe that their Lord Vinayaka listens and fulfills all their wishes if He is prayed here at Ganesh Tok.
The inner sanctorum of Ganesh Tok is so small that any devotee has to crawl to reach Lord Ganapati in the temple. The scenic beauty of the hills has increased the popularity of the temple more than its architectural qualities.
Timings : Pilgrims are allowed to enter the shrine from 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM.
The temple is so small that it can accommodate only one person at a time. The view from the hilltop is mesmerizing. The visitors must keep their cameras ready to get the best shots after offering the pooja to Ganesh ji.
No specific dress code for visiting Ganesh Tok
Sikkim is a confluence of different people, culture, heritage, religion, language, and food. Though, the Nepali language is mostly spoken here, Bhutia, Dzongkha, Groma, Gurung, Kafle, Lepcha, Limbu, Magar, Majhi, Majhwar, Nepal Bhasa, Rai, Sherpa, Sunuwar, Tamang, Thulung, Tibetan, and Yakha are also spoken simultaneously. But whatever language they speak, the people are warm and are always nice with the tourists there whether they are out shopping or asking for any hint to reach any destination.
Sikkim's cuisine deserves special mention. There will be hardly anyone that will like to miss the fresh and hot Momo or Thukpa- the staple Sikkimese delicacies.
Besides the people of different language, people from different sects live here harmoniously. Sikkim has shrines for Hindus as well as Buddhists, Christians and of other religions. Hanuman Tok, Kirateswar Mahadev, Thakurbari Temple, Rumtek Monastery etc are some of the must-to-see pilgrimages in Sikkim.
Nathula Road, Gangtok, East Sikkim, Sikkim 737103
Ganesh Tok is located 6 km from the Gangtok city.Those who are arriving via train, will have to alight at the New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) in Siliguri. From there, they can avail buses and taxis to reach at the Gangtok city. Taxis and rental cars are the best mode of conveyance to reach there. Those who are arriving via air, Bagdogra is the nearest Airport. From there also the devotees can hire taxis and rental car facilities to reach Gangtok as well as the shrine. Devotees arriving the shrine via the roadways can take NH-31A to reach Sikkim from anywhere of the country.
Nitya Puja, Aarti and prasad offering and distribution are the main rituals followed at Ganesh Tok .
Prasad & aarti are the main offerings at Ganesh Tok .
Special offerings and puja are arranged on Ganesh Chaturthy.
August: Ganesh Chakravarty, Ganesh Visarjan