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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.
24km from Gangtok, 737135, India
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

Its is a very famous Dharmic Chakra center and the largest monastery in Sikkim.Though home to the community of monks where they perform the rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage it is also at the center of Karmapa controversy. The area is monitored...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Rumtek is the largest and prominent monastery in India. Majority of Buddhist in Sikkim follow this monastery. One has to carry identity proof like Aadhar Card Or Passport to enter this monastery. This monastery is under the security cover of ITBP. It is a must...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

I visited rumtek monastery when I was in 4th grade, that’s some 20 years back. I liked it very much back then I remember. This time it was no different. The monastey really serene and peaceful and I love rotating the drums on both sides...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Rumtek is a little bit of a distance from Gangtok city but the journey is well it. Aside from the amazing drive, the views are spectacular- probably one of the best views of Gangtok that you will see as you are on the other side...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

This Monastery is situated 24 km from Gangtok and is considered to be of the most sacred monasteries in Buddhism

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

It's a must visit if u are in gangtok. Peaceful n seems one close to nature. A little difficult for old people to go up from the car parking. But if someone manages it will be worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fireonice2211
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The monastery should be on your places to visit list if you are visiting Gangtok. The road to the monetary was bumpy at certain parts. Once you reach Rumtek, you have to walk up to the monastery. Please carry any Government Id card, since this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gsoumit
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

From gangtok city this place is just 2 hrs driver. The road to this place is not great however once you reach here it is just amazingly worth it. There are souvenir shops here where you can buy knick knacks. Also few restaurant to have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chinki7
Reviewed September 15, 2018

One of the finest Monastery in Sikkim is also having a Buddhist School. Though you have to climb up a few metre but after reaching the Monastery you feel so calm and serene that you forget the outside world and feel inner peace. You can...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank abhay60
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

A quite and calm place. You feel relaxed as soon as you enter. The view from the monastery is too gud.

Date of experience: May 2018
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October 29, 2017|
Response from BhuvanNad | Reviewed this property |
Yes, should be possible to visit the same day. Check the route from where you’re staying, and consider visiting other places basis time you’d like to spend at Monastery
January 16, 2017|
Response from Ayan B | Reviewed this property |
Shared jeeps are available from Gangtok to Rumtek monastery till 1500HRS.(appx) but it depends on availability. Same for returning, but you may not get any shared taxi after 1200HRS. So plan accordingly. In this respect it... More
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September 15, 2016|
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Response from Praveen K | Reviewed this property |
Yes .... there are a few places to stay around this place.
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Need help regarding trip to north east (Sikkim-Arunanchal) (0 Replies)
Hello Friends, We (five to six friends) are planning our trip to north east and will require your help. Following are the places which we would like to cover during our trip. Sikkim North Sikkim Gangtok Rumtek Monastery Phodong Monastery Tashi View Point Lachen Gurudongmar Lake Chopta Valley Assam Guwahati Kaziranga National Park Arunanchal Pradesh Dirang (Sela Pass) Tawang (Monastries,Sela Pass,Bumla pass,PengaTen Tso Lake) Bodmilla Meghalaya Shillong ...More
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A west and North sikkim tour plan for April 16- Need advise (5 Replies)
Hi all, Thank you for such a beautiful community. I have planned a trip to Sikkim in April 2016. Since I am very much astonished by mountains and valleys, I want to cover every bit of it as possible. Travelling will be me and my wife, age group 30. I have made a detailed itinerary in excitement and enthusiasm since this is my first trip to Sikkim. Request you expert opinions to rationalize it. I have also posted query at every stem which are on my mind now. Please help to build...More
November 20, 2015|
Response fromSikkimtaxis|
Point to Visit on DAY3 in the Itinerary is too much. I think it may become hectic on DAY3. Rest of the tour itinerary is OK.
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Hello, We are two of us planning for a trip to the below places Bagdogra-Gangtok-Lachen-Lachung-Ravangla-Pelling-Darj-Bagdogra Please let us know if the below itinerary is OK or if any modifications are required. 21st April - Day 1 - Reach Bagdogra Airport and leave to Gangtok. Stay at Gangtok Day 2 - In Gangtok, Rumtek Monastery,Shanti view point, Nalanda Institute & Golden Stupa, Dordul Chorten Stupa and Tibetology, Enjoy rope way ride, Later Visit flower exhibition show,...More
April 10, 2018|
Response fromKrishnandu|
Well it'd have been great if you could have add one more night at Darjeeling. The last leg of your itinerary looks a bit tight. And tiger hills you need to visit for Sunrise in the wee hours of morning. So there's no point in visiting Tiger Hill after reaching Darjeeling from Pelling. So you can either do that or you can do Darjeeling Sightseeing after reaching Darjeeling and if you have late flight, you can visit Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop early morning before departing...More