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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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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Gangtok, India
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Be prepared to show IDs at the gate since there is a long running dispute for the appointment of the next spiritual leader and entry is controlled by the military! The monastery is quite peaceful and has a calming effect on the mind. There are some nice views of Gangtok from the monastery. There are a few souvenir shops as... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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