Ganesh Tok is a small temple and a loved viewpoint in Gangtok. Situated on top of a hill, the quaint place has mind-stirring views - the Kanchenjunga hill can be seen in its true form of glory from here and is at its best especially in the morning. The Ganesh Tok viewpoint, situated at a distance of 6500, offers stunning views of the mountains dusted with snow. The temple (dedicated to Lord Ganesh) is, however, so small that it can only fit one person at a time. The sublime place takes you a step closer to nature with its surreal surroundings and comforting ambience.
This place was recently developed by the Sikkim Government to promote tourism in South Sikkim. It houses replicas of four Dhams (Badrinath, Jagannath, Dwarka and Rameshwaram) at one place at Solophok hilltop in Namchi.
Perched at an altitude of 6500 ft in Maity village, Mangkhim is a temple of the Rai people of Nepali origin. The Rai community assembles here twice every year for the celebration of Sakew, a pious day.
Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is flocked by the visitors, especially in the Hindu month of 'Sawan'.
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Nirmal Dham serves as another major attraction of the region which is an abode of Nirmal Guruji, also known as Kopchey Baba.
Hanuman Tok is a very famous temple of Gangtok which is named after Lord Hanuman and is maintained by the Indian Army. Situated at the height of 7,200 feet the regal temple is juxtaposed against the Kanchenjunga peak which is the third highest peak in the world. You can get off their vehicle while driving to this point and click photographs on the way up to the scenic landscapes. The eclectic beauty of this place makes you enjoy it thoroughly keeping you close to nature.
Enchey Monastery, meaning 'the solitary temple', is a holy pilgrimage spot for the Buddhists situated in the magical wonderland of Gangtok surrounded by natural beauty. The presence of tall pine trees, flowery meadows and the beautiful view of the Kanchenjunga Hills, gives the devotees a feeling of being in the middle of a serene and blessed environment. Situated 3 km to the north-east of Gangtok, this monastery is about 200 years old. History has it that Lama Druptob Karpo, who was a very famous tantric with flying powers, flew down to the Maenam Hill and built a hermitage at this exquisite location which was later renovated under the rule of Sidkeong Tulku in the Chinese Pagoda style.
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