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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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We visited this during our trip to Gangtok in March 2015.This is one of the famous Budhist Monastery located outside Gangtok.This place is secured by Indian army. All tourist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We visited this during our trip to Gangtok in March 2015.This is one of the famous Budhist Monastery located outside Gangtok.This place is secured by Indian army. All tourist vehicles are allowed till the entrance gate where one has to get down from the vehicle and walk up on a very steep road to reach the Monastery. But we had... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Rumtek is located about 24 Kms from Gangtok at an elevation of about 5000ft above MSL. The Dharma chakra centre, Golden stupa, and Karma Shri Nalanda Institute are the main things to visit. One needs to show ID proof at the entrance to get into the monastery. It is a good 15 minutes walk from the gate to the monastery.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Popular Buddhist monastery. Contain standard wall painting inside temple and stupa's with ash of local lama. No photo inside temple. Nice location. Good salient place for stay. But of course Sikkim have more interesting places. Entry fee 10 rupees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Its approx. 25kms away from MG rd, but a nice place to visit. Monastery is very nice & its very big on top of a mountain.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

An hours taxi drive from Gangtok, the Rumtek Monastery is a good place to visit for the serene atmosphere, lovely views and of course to see the Monastery. It is a 10 min walk uphill from the main gate to the Monastery itself but not too difficult,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Except the Security checking, everything is perfect. Peace of mind if u are looking for, u are there. spend just by sitting for a day..u will be peaceful.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Rumtek is the seat of the Karmapa. As with all monastries, it is impeccably maintained and has fantastic Tibetan art all around. You need an original ID proof - DL or passport. You can see the Golden stupa. There is a cafe that will serve tea and noodles and snacks like biscuits etc. Don't miss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you can be here whilst a 'service' is in progress you will take away a much deeper impression of the life of buddhists in the area. Serene and yet quite shocking, the drama of the interior and the sounds of buddhist chanting and music is haunting. There is a lot to see around the main building and within the... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The largest monastery in Sikkim, Rumtek Monastery is the seat of the Karmapa Lama, the third highest monk in Tibetan Buddhism. It also serves as one of the most important seats of the Kagyu (Black Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet and is also known as Dharmachakra Centre. Located about 23 km from Gangtok, the monastery was built... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Asia's 2nd largest monastery holds its name by its very royal look. The mail hall of the monastery has such a tranquil atmosphere that one can spend 2-3 hours without any "halla-bolla". One can even sit outside the monastery and get an idea of how the little monks live their. All in one, its a must see for all of... More 

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