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Rumtek Monastery

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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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this place is Situated around 23 kms from Gangtok, in the hill facing Gangtok is Rumtek, a quiet getaway and home to the Rumtek Monastery, seat of His Holiness, The Gyalwa Karmapa... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

this place is Situated around 23 kms from Gangtok, in the hill facing Gangtok is Rumtek, a quiet getaway and home to the Rumtek Monastery, seat of His Holiness, The Gyalwa Karmapa of the Kargyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism.The main attraction, however, is the Rumtek Monastery, seat of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa of the Kargyu sect of Buddhism. The... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Situated around 25kms from the city, and after main gate, climb through a steep slope to reach this calm and wonderful place. Military personnel standing at the gate will ask your identity. Nalanda university is situated behind this monastry. A golden stupa is situated next to Nalanda university, not to be missed.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Lovely Monastery and a must see for Gangtok travellers. Please note you would require an official official ID proof to enter the premises (Driving licence, Voter ID card, passport etc.). Pan Cards are not considered.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you are in gangtok i highly reccomend you go here and have an experience of attending a prayer session in this monastry. This place givea peacefull vibes and experience cannot be put into words.

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Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A must visit place in Gangtok, The place is 30 mins drive form Gangtok. The Nalanda Institute behind the Monastery can be visited to get some knowledge on the Tradition and the Shops run near the institute offer local products at a much lower cost than the shops in the entrance.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Monastery is maintained by the Military and would require identity proof before entering. There is a good hike to the top but after entering the monastery one can have a very peaceful feeling. Moreover there is the attraction of Golden Pagoda which is located top of the monastery.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you plan a visit to Sikkim, the visit is incomplete without spending time at the Rumtek Monastery, also known as the Dharmachakra Centre is the largest one. It is 24 km away from Gangtok and need over an hour to reach the site. Taxis can be easily booked a day prior and better to leave in the morning to... More 

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Gangtok, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Rumtek monastery is one of the premier monastery of karma kagyu sect one of the protected monastery in the world it is 24 kms away from Gangtok on the other side of the valley

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Peaceful & serene, as it should be.Quite a drive & quite a steep climb,but worth it. We could sit there while the chants were going on.The Golden statue was also good. The way is lined with prayer wheels & we enjoyed moving them as we went up. Bought quite some stuff from the souvenir shops outside.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Unlike the labyrinths at monasteries in Ladakh, this was quite simple. One has to walk up 1 km, but if one has a dis-ability, the Security will allow you to ride up in your car. The Golden Stupa is again a short walk from the monastery. We watched the monks play cricket and another wash a car. Rather simple and... More 

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