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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Rumtek Monastery is little bit far from Gangtok but it is worth visiting. The monastery is huge, and it has a Gloden Stupa behind the main monastery which is admirable. Also you can see Nalanda institute for Higher Buddhist studies from the outside. The day we visited, there was a dancing program go on and dancers were beautifully dressed. Please... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I booked a day-long cab tour, out of the list picked only 4 destinations. This was the first one, and didnt disappoint at all. Vehicles are allowed till gate thereon a small climb till monastery.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The way to the monastry is very scenic. The climb from the parking area to the monastry is very exhaustive. The monastry is good, calm & serene, gives highlights of Buddhist Culture. Not a must go but can be relished in leisure.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The information provided in this place to us was amazing. I visited many monasteries before and after my visit to Rumtek (Dharamshala, Peling, Leh - Ladakh), however the experience I had in Rumtek was one of my best.

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This monastery falls on the regular tourist circuit but unfortunately most tourists do not know how to respect the sanctity of a Buddhist monastery, and to maintain peace and quiet. It is disturbing. However, when the crowds are less, it is worth a visit, to meditate in peace.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Its a peaceful Monestry. Carry your ID card and PAn is not accepted. Dont miss out on the monks praticing their typical instruments. A single one sounds like 100 people hyming OM symultaneously. dont miss out on it.

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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The world famous monastery is a charming place. When we visited, we were treated to the Million Mantra Meditation Dance by the monks. It was just an awesome experience. The golden stupa and the other relics here are a must see. We also enjoyed some Momos and Noodles at their cafe.

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

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