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Address: 24km from Gangtok, 737135, India
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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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nice place

good place to visit for peace lovers .it's away from gangtok .from entry point one has to walk approx 800m to reach monastery.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dinesh d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

good place to visit for peace lovers .it's away from gangtok .from entry point one has to walk approx 800m to reach monastery.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A beautiful place where you need to carry your photo id! :). This place is the seat of the Karmapa !

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1 Thank SwatantraGupta
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I luckily for the chance to see all the monks praying in the afternoon. Their chants in chorus was an experience I can't forget. The monastery is big and located at a height. Liked it.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Situated on a hill top about 30km from Gangtok. It is a very peaceful and beautiful place. Due to conflict between two groups and selection of Karmapa, it is guareded by Indian army. The walk up to the gate is little steep but the surroundings are very beautiful. Inside the monastery there is a prayer hall which will very peaceful.... More 

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3 Thank kamal_215
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This place is about 20 km from Gangtok and the best sightseeing attraction. You need I Card to visit the monastery. The botanical garden is just beside but very poor condition. No photography in the prayer area.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Rumtek monastery is a 2-3 hours drive from Main Gangtok. A very peaceful place and beautiful place. There is a small eatery inside the monastery area which serves good stuff. All cars are stopped at the main gate because of security reasons. Monastery is half a kilometre ahead of the main gate. So there is a uphill walk of 15-20... More 

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1 Thank Ashima C
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

It was indeed a very moving experience when we visited this monastery. The walk up from the gate, though a little steep was beautiful. As one became a part of the stream of devotees going to the monastery, there was a feeling of satsang... The monastery is in a word - exquisite. It is beautifully maintained and the Indo-Tibetan Border... More 

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Agra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

as we were staying in mayfair so this place was about half way for us so we decided to go . as soon as you reach you have to walk uphill for about 20 min to reach the monastery. once we entered the place everything was calm and peaceful . the architectural is beautiful so worth a visit also visited... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

A must see in Gangtok The stupa view is very good. Closes at 12 noon though. The view of the himalayas is breathtaking as ever Good to spend time here. The main temple too is very good with a huge Buddha at the altar behind the chief priest chair..... Very invoking experience. Must see

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

You can actually get to look inside both the Old (original) and New (more touristic) Rumteks. Shoes must be removed and there is no photography (naturally) whilst inside. Strangely (for Europeans) passports have to be surrendered to the guarding army unit on the gate of the latter. The Golden stuopa is well worth a visit.

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