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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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Serenity of Peace: Rumtek

I found this place extremely spiritual. I was overwhelmed by the natural beauty surrounded of this monastery. Tall Green Trees behind the monastery where fog is playing hide and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I found this place extremely spiritual. I was overwhelmed by the natural beauty surrounded of this monastery. Tall Green Trees behind the monastery where fog is playing hide and seek with cloud and sun. Ambiance was great, absolute silence all around the monastery. You may discover yourself as there is no distraction. Best place if anyone wants to do meditation.... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Really a wonderful place on the earth. A buatiful monestry on himalayan lap which maky you spellbound. A must visit Place.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Awesome. I loved this monastery. Till now this is the best monastery I have been to. One can easily spend couple of hour enjoying the silence. Don't miss the view from roof top :)

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Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It claims Asias largest monastery. Its roof is made up of gold and has a very tight security. Please take your identity card with you as you are required to show it at the entrance. it is 45 mins drive from Gangtok. The path offers beautiful view. Excellent location. You will surely love the drive. The Campus of the monastery... More 

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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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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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