Situated about 5 km uphill
from White Hall on a bifurcation road of the Gangtok-Nathula
Highway, is a temple devoted to Hanuman, a God worshipped by the
Hindus. On selected points on the road to the temple,
breathtaking views of Gangtok and the adjoining rolling hills can
From the temple itself, the snowy peaks of Khangchendzonga
present a panoramic picture. One also gets a birds eye view of
the Selep waterworks, which supplies drinking water to the
Gangtok town, a few hundred feet in altitude below Hanuman Tok.
The temple at Hanuman Tok is maintained by a unit of the Indian
Army and can be found to be spick and span.
A short distance before the stair case leading to the Hanuman
Temple is the cremation ground of the erstwhile royal family of
Sikkim. The cremation ground has stupas and chortens each marking
the place where the mortal remains of the departed souls were
consigned to the flames.