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Rumtek Monastery

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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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If you know the historic importance of the place, this is the most important religious place for Tibetan Buddhists.

When I visited this place way back in 1989 I did not know the history of this monastery. It was a good visit to a religious place, about 25 kilometres from Gangtok and enjoyed the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
SatyendraGarg
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New Delhi, India

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I visited this place way back in 1989 I did not know the history of this monastery. It was a good visit to a religious place, about 25 kilometres from Gangtok and enjoyed the drive to the monastery and being there. Today I know its history and visiting this place was a different experience. This monastery was founded by... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rumtek Monastry is one of the attractions which is a part of city attractions. However I was a lil disappointed, it is simply average and didnt find anything awe struck about it. One need to hire a private car to visit it since public transport is not easily available. Whole city tour attractions for 1 day costed us around Rs.1500.

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Thank Wanderers_AP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful monastery. As it is a training institute too so you cute little monks there. The view from the top is amazing. The only problem is it is too far from the main town. there no public transports available to reach here. The option is hiring taxis and they charge too high.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Rumtek Monastery is located ~20 kms from Gangtok and is considered one of the important Dharma Chakra centres in the region. You need to carry ID proof when visiting the centre and ITBP check credentials before letting people in. Once you reach the monastery gates, you need to trek a little (0.5 kms) to reach the actual Monastery There are... More 

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

This place is a must visit. Its calm and quite environment relax the brain and soul. Scenic view from monastery is breathtaking. To reach its a small hike but one can feel the Buddha values.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

This monastery is around 24 KM from Gangtok. It is one of the largest Monastery in Sikkim. This is one of the main tourist attractions near Gangtok. Pl do read about this monastery before going there, which would help in understanding it better. The temple is protected by CRPF personnel. Carry your ID card ( with address Proof). You get... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Near Gangtok city most famous monastery. Situated amongest the green mountain land away from noise and crowd. Went there with my mother wife and a little kid. We enjoyed a lot there. Buddhist museum inside the monastery is one of the must see there. Prayer room is very nice and very big. Only physical presence at there will bring the... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

The approach to the monastery is full of signs for environmental sustainability. Located high up in the mountains, with spectacular views of peaks, this monastery is in a beautiful place. You can hear the turns of the prayer wheels that line the approach to the gates. The Tibetan decor is also eye-catching. The dua;l imagery of the karmapa and Buddha... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

This monastery is at 25 kms from Gangtok.This is one of the main tourist attractions near Gangtok. The temple has many precious stones. The temple is protected by army personnel. Carry your ID card while visiting this monastery

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Bokaro Steel City, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

One of the best monesty of Sikkim.Here Buddhists pray at afternoon in prayer hall which is very decorative.About 45 minutes drive from Gangtok,24 kms away is it.

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