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Rumtek Monastery

Address: 24km from Gangtok, India
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Ranked #6 of 100 Attractions in Sikkim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Dharma Chakra Centre consists of a beautiful temple, the famous Golden Stupa, and Tibetan Buddhist...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

as you enter the Rumtek hill from gangtok you feel an envelope of serenity. the weekend tourists and honeymooners are not advised to go there. unless you are seeking peace, serenity. good view of Gangtok from there. nothing much to do other than look around. if the tourists allow, one can medidate in the inner chamber. look out for the... More 

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Rumtek is located 24 kilometres from Gangtok, 45 Minutes drive from Gangtok, at an altitude of about 1,500 metres (4,900 ft).The monastery is currently the largest in Sikkim.One of the most spiritual place that i have seen.Net and clean place.You can found Handicraft stall around this place.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A place to be surely visited when one travels to Gangtok. Very clean, calm and quiet. Felt a peaceful feeling when we went there. The guide was quite knowledgable.

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New Delhi, India
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23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

a 45 minute drive from Gangtok, up another bunch of bends and loops, Rumtek should be on the list of all travellers, whether holidaying or on spiritual quest. The drive to Rumtek offers best views of the Kanchanjunga from the sikkim side, and if I were to use the word, then I would say Serenity best encapsulates my experience of... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you will be staying in Gangtok then a 45 min drive will take you to this place of calm and serenity. The prayer hall is huge and you can sit while the monks are chanting. Pro tip: I highly recommend the Tibetan Curio shop right outside the monastery where you can get all kinds of authentic handicrafts for a... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A sprawling monastery and a learning centre offering magnificent views of Gangtok and the snow covered mountains opposite. Main Buddha statue is place behind a wall and is not normally visible from the prayer area of main hall.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Tripadvisor reviews kept claiming that Ranka is far better than Rumtek...although I loved both monasteries. Rumtek is more frequented by tourists and smaller, but there's history in that place! The walk up to the monastery is a bit steep but it was great in the cold weather. The view of the city from the top of the hill is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Its such a nice break from the ever buzzing commercial city of Gangtok. You not only visit this place for the sheer beauty of it but for the peace and quiet you otherwise crave for. Its about a 40-50 min drive from Gangtok and the road is not so well maintained but the drive is totally worth it. If you... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Around 45-50 mins drive from Gangtok City centre, The largest Monastery in Sikkim but worth a visit. We are very lucky to have a divine experience to see monks praying at the Monastery. Peaceful and scenic views from the Monastery. A must visit for people visiting Gangtok.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am glad I took extra effort to visit this monastery. This is easily the biggest and the best monastery in Sikkim. The old monastery is peaceful and has a pristine location. The guide explaining us the monastery and the Buddhist religion was very good. This is a must visit place while in Sikkim

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