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Rumtek Monastery

24km from Gangtok, India
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Ranked #4 of 100 attractions in Sikkim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: 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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Noida, India
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

In the extraordinarily green, calm and serene hills of Gangtok is located a beautiful Monastery called Rumtek. One of the most revered Buddhist monasteries of India in addition to the monasteries at Dharamshala and Tawang, Rumtek stands out for its stupendous location. Approaching the monastery on foot was a lifetime experience while rolling out the religious prayer wheels on the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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38 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Rumtek is a very large monastery housing several hundred monks, The gates are manned by soldiers monitoring arrivals due to some strife between sects. I arrived at the right time, a large bunch of tourists was descending the hill back to their mini busses. The monks were at work cleaning the courtyard and the sanctum that was closed, opened. If... More

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New Delhi, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

it is a very nice place.monestry was very nice.not very far from gangtok.the view from top of the monestry was awesome.

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Chennai (Madras), India
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A must place to visit if u love history and love to appreciate Buddhism . Hire a guide , available in the monastery , this will make the visit more memorable , rather than walk round

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

the monasrery offers an insight in the life of a monk...which i would say is quite modern, with ipads and i phone in their hands. there is a walk of a kilometer involved, which is slightly steep. small kids may need to be motivated enough to undertake the climb.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A must visit. This place is huge, calm and very serene. The kids there are just awesome. Very clean, You can skip other monasteries around if you visit this one. DO visit the shops at the entrance, they have some good stuff

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Chandannagar, India
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great Monastery. Everything is great about this. The environment, cleanliness, the road towards it, environment inside the Monastery makes it a great place.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you are in Gangtok make it a point to visit this monastery..but you need to keep a couple of hours for the visit and some energy for the walk as well...The monastery is far from main city (around 45 mins drive) .One of the most popular destinations in Sikkim..considered very sacred by Buddhists... security is high so keep an... More

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Bangalore, India
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133 reviews 133 reviews
25 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Rumtek Monastery is situated 20+ km away from the Gangtok. Rumtek Monastery is fantastic, beautiful and scared. you feel protected by the Indian Army . Photography is allowed, I Picture which i took will always be my teasure pics. Must visit place when you travel to sikkim.

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Dharamsala, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Rumtek monastery is highly sacred to the Buddhists and very popular on the tourist circuit. Information related to the monastery is as under: LOCATION - Before you reach Gangtok on your way up, to the right you will see Hotel Mayfair. Turn left from here instead of going straight and left for Gnagtok. - From this turning it will... More

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