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Address: 24km from Gangtok, India
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Description: Dharma Chakra Centre consists of a beautiful temple, the famous Golden...
Dharma Chakra Centre consists of a beautiful temple, the famous Golden Stupa, and Tibetan Buddhist monastery that houses very important relics.
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A soothing experience

Rumtek is one of the better monasteries I have visited. We were lucky enough to be inside it while the prayers were going on. All the Monks were reciting / chanting their prayer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Gurgaon, India
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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Rumtek is one of the better monasteries I have visited. We were lucky enough to be inside it while the prayers were going on. All the Monks were reciting / chanting their prayer together in the large hall, which is the main shrine. Even when I cold not understand a word, I felt calm and peaceful. Do not miss the... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of the most gorgeous monasteries in Sikkim. Closely 45 mins from Gangtok. Very colourful and magnificent in size. If you are in Gangtok, should not miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is awesome and everything around it. It has (obviously) some kind of energy which is very calming and soothing to the mind and body. I started to feel happy and relaxed as I entered the area. Its a 20 mins walk after entering the gate of the monastery and there are many prayer wheels which has to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The walk upto the monastery is so beautiful with prayers bells. The place just mesmerises you. Photography is prohibited inside however you click photos from outside. Its so calm and peaceful here. And a pleasant surprise was a lil lama who was so playful. Its a mustt visit if gangtok. Dont miss it.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Ramtek monastery is located on top of a hill on the opposite side of Gangtok town & is about 24 km from MG Road. It is also called Dharamachkra Centre. The building is painted in vibrant colour & is a must visit for all tourists coming to Gangtok. After visiting Rumtek, one can avoid visiting smaller monasteries. Senior citizens are... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

about 20 kms on the opposite side of the town of Gangtok,the monastery as all others is very colourfully painted, has an atmosphere of peace and calm and is huge!. Taxis both private and shared, are available from the town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It's 22 km far from Gangtok. Situated at Opposite hill of Gangtok. Very beautifully and peaceful monastery. We seen people d in Buddhist dressed dancing, people said this is done in a year one time. Nice huge and golden top. Beautiful seen of Gangtok from roof of monastery. Must seen if you like holly places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Its quite a hike from the taxi stand but that walk is worth it. There is a small shop at the beginning of the hike which has really good and value for money souveniers to bring back home. The monastery itself is quaint and nice with loads of open spaces.

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Jodhpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I visited this monastery with my family in May 2015. It is certainly one of the best monasteries there. Very beautiful place and surroundings. We reached there in the afternoon, and entered inside right before the the prayer time. We sat inside where all the Monks were sitting and praying. The whole combination, with the drum sound produced there is... More 

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Kolhapur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was our first sightseeing spot at Gangtok. It a almost one to one and half hour drive from Gangtok. But it is worth visiting. A quite large area after entrance and a beautiful building of monastery itself. Colourful paintings on outside and very much decorative inside. The surrounding area is also good for just strolling.

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Address: 24km from Gangtok, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Sikkim

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