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Rumtek Monastery

24km from Gangtok, 737135, India
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Beautiful Monastery set on top of the hill.

This is a Beautiful Monastery, a short drive from Gangtok, set on top of a hill with unrestricted... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Beauty and Peace!

One of the oldest and most famous in the region, a trip to Gangtok will be incomplete without... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
priyam a
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
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24km from Gangtok, 737135, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a Beautiful Monastery, a short drive from Gangtok, set on top of a hill with unrestricted views of the surrounding hills. Adjacent is the Golden Stupa and a Training institute. Beautiful structures. Serene place for meditation, quiet, blissful and peaceful. Well maintained and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest and most famous in the region, a trip to Gangtok will be incomplete without paying a visit to this monastery. Also called as the Dharmachakra Centre, it is one of the renowned schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Students are mostly from Sikkim,...More

1  Thank priyam a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 27.01.18. How to reach - Take any share taxi going to Ranipool from Kunchenjunga Shopping Plaza, at the end of Lal market (5-10 mins walking from MG Marg). Get down at Mayfair Resort. Around 20 mins travel. Taxis charge 50 per head. Then...More

1  Thank vasugoyal8
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Rumtek Monastery. The Rumtek Monastery houses a beautiful shrine temple and a monastery for the monks which were established with the aim of spreading the Buddhist teachings around the world. It is great place to go.

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

One of the big monastery which I have seen in Sikkim. Very nice and peaceful place. Architecture is fabulous. It's a dharma chakra centre. There you can see monks engaged in their works, their college, library, Golden stupa. Views of mountains from there are beautiful....More

Thank Soumiyamr
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

It is a nice place, very quiet.... and peaceful.. it is 2nd largest monastery of Asia. But the way to reach here is too bad. And this place is too far from main city. And totally opposite of all other side seen.. you have to...More

1  Thank s972014
Reviewed December 12, 2017

The monastery is quite huge and very beautiful. I was fortunate enough to visit the place during prayer time and was able to view the buddhist practices. Its perhaps one of the largest monasteries in Gangtok. We need to walk on a steep road from...More

1  Thank Karthikr7
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Beautiful monastery surrounded by beautiful peoples. Although this is our first time visiting the monastery and we're lucky to see the precisions of the lamas, we also clicked some photos of the precision. You must bring your Id if you wanna visit this monastery. It's...More

Thank saDvaruoS
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Blessed to be back again in Rumtek monestary....must go place for anyone who visit gangtok.. the roads are still in bad shape

1  Thank Tenzin N
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Found the monastery to be average. The road to the monastery is being repaired and is in a very bad state as of 12 Nov. Would suggest not going there until the road is repaired.

1  Thank vagabond1980
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October 29, 2017|
Response from Bhuvan N | 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
deepa r
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
Harsh B
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.