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Rumtek Monastery

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Rumtek Monastery

343 Reviews
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Shanti D wrote a review Mar 2020
37 contributions14 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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prashant_newaskar wrote a review Jan 2020
Dallas, Texas552 contributions11 helpful votes
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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
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Kerryn72 wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia2,304 contributions850 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Nikhil Agrawal wrote a review Jan 2020
Bengaluru, India34 contributions
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
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Date of experience: December 2019
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CameliaSur wrote a review Nov 2019
Kolkata (Calcutta), India48 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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