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  • Hanuman Tok is a destination for visitors of all faiths, many of whom also come to take in the 360-degree view of the Himalayas.
  • They are received at the temple by multi-faith ‘priests’ in army uniform displaying a ‘duty above faith’ philosophy.
  • At 7,200 feet, the temple with a northeastern architectural flavour on the city’s outskirts offers panoramic views of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world and other peaks.
  • This temple is maintained by the Indian Army.
  • Hanuman Tok houses a red idol of the deity which was installed, an inscription explains, after “an Indian Political Officer, Appaji Pant, had a divine dream.”
  • The temple’s legend is carved in golden text into the black stone display. It says Lord Hanuman rested at the spot while taking the Sanjeevani life-saving herb from the Himalayas to Lanka, to save Lord Rama’s brother Lakshmana.
  • Before the temple came up on in 1950s, local people worshipped a stone idol.
  • The international border covers China in the North, Nepal in the West and Bhutan in the East.