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Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim

Rumtek Monastery
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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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Bhikaji Deshmukh
Aurangabad District, India216 contributions
Rumtek Monastery, A place to meditate your soul
May 2021
Rumtek Monastery also called the Dharma Chakra Centre. Very peaceful and beautiful monastery near Gangtok. Prayer wheels in and around the monastery looks attractive .Huge and beautifully constructed still well maintained
Written May 25, 2021
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Shanti D
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Largest monestary at Gangtok
Mar 2020
Its the largest monestary at Gangtok, located around 25 kms from Gangtok and is very beautifully maintained.

It also has the holy and beautiful Golden Stupa.

Do carry your voter id card to get entry. PAN Card and AADHAR card is not accepted anywhere in Sikkim.
Written March 13, 2020
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prashant_newaskar
Dallas, TX554 contributions
Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim
Jan 2020 • Couples
Rumtek Monastery is located about one and half hours drive from Gangtok. It was originally built in 18th century by 9th Karmapa.

When 16th karmapa fled China in 1959 he came to Sikkim he decided to renovate the Rumtek Monastery which was in ruins although he was offered many other sites.

The golden stupa at the Rumtek Monastery has the relics of the 16th Karmapa.

The Monastery is located in beautiful surroundings. The Monastery itself has a beautiful and artistic construction. The walls are decorated with beautiful pairings.

It is one of the gorgeous Monasteries of Sikkim.
Written January 21, 2020
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Kerryn72
Melbourne, Australia2,551 contributions
Chanting
Jan 2020
We were lucky enough to visit on a day when the monks were dancing, drumming and chanting...wow. Wonderful experience. So calm and relaxing. Loved seeing the monks meditating and enjoying what they do. We had a guided tour by Monet- who was very animated and enthusiastic. We learnt a lot about the monastery and the monks. The golden stupa is their pride and joy, be prepared to remove your shoes.

You will need to show travellers permit and passport to enter the site, so allow some time for that too. The road leading up to the monastery is quite steep and a fair walk if you're not fit (as some of our group struggled). The mountainous backdrop is stunning.
Written January 19, 2020
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Nikhil Agrawal
Bengaluru, India34 contributions
Calm and Serene
Dec 2019
Rumtek monastery is the biggest monsatry in eastern India. One will need to carry original id and address proof to get an entry to the monastry. Vehicles are not allowed inside the gate so one needs to walk up till the main monastry. The view from Monastry is breath taking as one can get a full view of Gangtok city. The place is quiet and gives a wonderful feeling. Paintings on the wall of the main monastery is mesmerizing.
Written January 7, 2020
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CameliaSur
Kolkata (Calcutta), India48 contributions
Golden stupa
Nov 2019 • Couples
Visit this place to check the monastery along with the golden stupa..but be aware that one needs to do a bit of walking as the road leading to the monastery is quite steep.
Written November 22, 2019
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MontrachetJ
Clitheroe, UK556 contributions
Inspirational
Nov 2019
The location is exceptional, but it is the opportunity to see all aspects of monastery life that makes this a visit that goes beyond the spiritual. That said, attending a Buddhist ceremony was memorable, with its strangely compelling music and chanting, but the image I will take away is off the young novices, happily chasing each other or (rather skilfully) playing football. The drive here is difficult, in places hazardous, but worth making.
Written November 21, 2019
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sanaser
Ludhiana1,541 contributions
Overwhelming Ritualistic Scenic Place
Nov 2019
Rumtek Monastery is a most significant & one of the largest monastery in Sikkim. The Monastery is about 23 km from Gangtok and perched on a top of a hill. Flourishing green mountains are surrounded make a peaceful site besides being a center of attention for spiritual solace
Written November 21, 2019
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Ellen A
Copenhagen Region, Denmark133 contributions
Splendid ceremonial site
Oct 2019
Impressive monastry the Black Hat seat of power, currently well guarded by Indian police. A strange anomaly that these peaceful monks have to go about their daily routines with prayers, meditation and ceremony under armmed protection.
Warmly recommended.
Written October 31, 2019
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Softlanding
London, UK357 contributions
Fabulous Monestry
Oct 2019 • Friends
Imposing Monestry of the Black Hat sect is situated on a cliff top. We were fortunate to witness a ceremonial ritual and parade - with traditional drums and instrument. The Gold Stupa is a major attraction. Well worth a visit
Written October 20, 2019
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