Hanuman Tok

Hanuman Tok is situated approximately 5 km rising from White Hall on a bifurcating road of the Gangtok–Nathula highway. And it is 11 km away from Gangtok town. The height of this point is roughly 7,200 ft. From the top of this hillock, once can get wonderful view of Gangtok town and the nearby hills. Hanuman Tok (mandir) is dedicated to lord Hanuman.

Hanuman Tok has been managed by a division of the Indian Army and can be observed to be completely neat and clean. Nearby this spot, the “royal cremation grounds? of Lukshyama is located, where the mortal remains of the members of the former Namgyal dynasty were confined to the flame. The Hanuman Tok in Sikkim itself provides wonderful photographic views of the Khangcendzonga. The snow-capped mountain peaks look heavenly from this temple. From the Hanuman Tok, one can also view the distant waterworks of Selep, the main source of drinking water in the entire city of Gangtok. The Hanuman Tok stands at a height of some hundreds feet above the Gangtok city.The journey to Hanuman Tok is a fascinating one, which offers beautiful views of the capital city of Gangtok and the surrounding hilly regions.

A short distance before the stair case leading to the Hanuman Temple is the cremation ground of the erstwhile royal family of Sikkim. There are quite a few chortens and stupas at this place, which signify the exact locations where the last rites of the royal corpses were carried on.