Ganesh Tok is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha at an uphill distance of 7 km from Gangtok. The temple was built in between 1952 and 1953, by Shri Appa B Pant, the former Political Officer of Sikkim. Here, apart from engaging in worship, one can have what is perhaps the best views of the city of Gangtok. The road to the temple is embellished with colourful prayer flags, and makes the journey much more pleasant.

The temple is situated such that one can get a bird's view of the entire city and of Mt Khangchendzonga and Mt Siniolchu in the distance. The temple is a miniscule structure that is complemented by a huge viewing deck. A stairway runs through the temple that one must climb to reach the upper levels. Sit out on the circular balcony with a cup of hot coffee and indulge in delicious snacks served in a small yet well-equipped cafeteria, and take a good look at the city and the complex of Raj Bhavan. You can take back souvenirs for your loved ones from the gift shop on the temple premises. Ganesh Tok is a favourite among photographers for postcard pictures of Gangtok.

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