Baba Harbhajan Shrine, Gangtok

Gurdwara Name Baba Harbhajan Shrine Address Gangtok-Nathu La Road
Zipcode Phone 03592 205484
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History Legend goes back to 1967 when Sepoy Harbhajan Singh of Punjab Regt slipped & drowned in a riverulet while escorting mules to an army post. Some revealation to a soldier after that and faith built around that thereafter. Visited by a very large number of people, incl locals, from all over India. It is always manned by army sewadar. And enroute & beyond are two places of national interest - Chhangu Lake & Nathu La pass where most of the civilians go.
Remarks Other Info. a) Nearest rail head is NJP (New Jalpaiguri, WB) and all trains from/ to Ndl & Guwahati stop here, incl Rajdhani. Airfield exists at Bagdogra and is well connected to Ghy/ Ndl/ Kolkatta. Also, daily heptr service between NJP/ Bagdogra & Gangtok operates, flying time approx 25 mins and cost Rs. 2,500/- one way tkt. By road to Gangtok, takes approx 4-5 hrs. Army exch No. in Gangtok is 03592-266320. b) Travel agencies in Gangtok get you all the permits/ clearances i.e. police, home deptt, army & others, as applicable, to visit all these places. Local taxi service is very efficient - Sumos/ Bolero/ Tavera/ M&M vehs and so on. c) Recommended period for travel is May and mid-Sept - Oct only. d) IndArmy goes out of their way to provide medical aid in emergency, hot tea & pakoras at those heights and even limited accn, if reqd. Courtesy Information given by : Brig. BS Gill, Vir Chakra, Parakram Padak, 91 - 9872868095