Hanuman Tok Overview

Hanuman Tok is a sacred place, located in the pristine hills of Gangtok, that attracts both pilgrims and tourists. The temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, is about 11 km away from Gangtok's centre, offering a beautiful blend of spirituality and natural surroundings. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the temple is situated roughly 11 km from the heart of Gangtok and is an exceptional combination of spirituality and natural beauty.

Hanuman Tok provides a spiritual retreat and tourists are rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan range. Admire the temple’s beautiful architecture, decorated with bright prayer flags. It holds a statue of Lord Hanuman, the monkey deity celebrated in Hindu mythology for his power and devotion.

It is believed that Lord Hanuman stopped here on his way back to Lanka from the Himalayas bearing the Sanjeevani herbs to cure Lord Lakshman. This is the reason why the temple is also popularly known as the wish-fulfilment temple.

Climb a short flight of stairs to reach the peaceful and sacred Hanuman Tok. Admire the mesmerising vistas of the Kanchenjunga mountain range at sunrise and sunset.


• Explore the tranquil Hanuman Tok in Gangtok, Sikkim, where nature's beauty meets spirituality.
• Experience the divine atmosphere adorned with vibrant prayer flags, learning about the legendary tales of Lord Hanuman.
• Climb up to enter a spiritual retreat that welcomes every visitor with breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan landscape.
• Witness stunning sunrise and sunset views over the Kanchenjunga range.
• Get a chance to learn the story of Lord Hanuman and its reputation as the "wish-fulfilment temple".

How To Reach

  • By Road: Hanuman Tok is around 5 km from Gangtok city centre. You can easily reach there in approximately 15 minutes by taking a shared jeep/taxi via JN Road. It is an affordable and the most convenient option to reach Hanuman Tok. Additionally, you can also take a private taxi or even drive yourself to reach Hanuman Tok. It is comparatively an expensive option than shared taxis, however, it gives you the freedom to explore Hanuman Tok at your own pace and other attractions as well. 

Best Time To Visit

  • Best Day of the Week: The best day of the week to visit Hanuman Tok is Tuesday, the auspicious day of the Hindu deity Lord Hanuman. However, if you want to avoid heavy crowds and longer queues at the Temple, it is suggested that you visit during the weekdays.
  • Best Time of the day: The best time to visit Hanuman Tok is during the early morning and in the evening to witness the mesmerising sunrise and sunsets. 

Other Essential Information

  • Visit Hanuman Tok early in the day to maximise your spiritual experience and take advantage of the calm setting.
  • Bring a light jacket as it can get chilly due to the elevation of the place, especially in the mornings and evenings. 
  • Please respect the devotees coming in to offer their prayers and maintain a peaceful environment for everyone.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. for a nice stroll through the scenic surroundings on the short climb to the temple.
  • Please note that photography is not allowed inside the temple, however, you can click pictures with the view outside the temple.
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