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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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Amazing Rumtek Monastery!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
NatrajMali80
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Chennai (Madras), India

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We went there on 1st Nov, 2016 with Senior citizens and 2.5 year s old kid. The route from Gangtok to Rumtek is very good and the monastery is very nice. It's a must see place while in Gangtok...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I visited Rumtek Monastery in late Sept. 2016. Tourist can be present within the hall during the afternoon prayer ritual that starts at about 2:00pm. There is no entry fee, you just need to be silent at all times. 20-25 monks chant, pray, and play musical instruments including drums, lutes, and horns. It was an mesmerizing, intense experience that lasted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The most famous monastery in Sikkim and it's worth a visit. The main prayer hall is decorated exquisitely and one could really find inner peace in this place.

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