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Lovely Monastery... though very secluded, but must visit

The monastery has a good view and is very secluded, must visit on your trip to Gangtok, very calm... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Navi Mumbai, India
Beautiful Peaceful Monastery. A must see.

This monastery is on the way to Rumtek Monastery. Usually people dont go here but our driver... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The monastery has a good view and is very secluded, must visit on your trip to Gangtok, very calm and a quite place. Better than the Rumtek Monastery. Must Visit

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monastery is on the way to Rumtek Monastery. Usually people dont go here but our driver generally asked us if we would like to see it since we were passing by. I am glad we did as this was the best Monastery i have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can really feel the silence, if there are no or very few people in the monastery.... Seat for a couple of minutes in silence may be think over about life your journey so far and the coming years....

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brlakkad
Reviewed January 18, 2019

One of the newly constructed but a well maintained monastery....You should visit this if you are interested in knowing about Buddhism.... Rumatek monastery, which is also in Gangtok but on the other side is better avoided.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank abhijaat
Reviewed January 13, 2019

A little away from Gangtok and the place was under renovation, still it was very interesting. It is surrounded by mountains and is a very quiet and peaceful

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank prasnavelcheru
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Visit this place if you are a peace lover. Sit around for a while to feel it. A sense of Calmness will grip you till the time you are inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank seewholeworld999
Reviewed November 22, 2018

We reached Ranka Monastery around 12:30 PM at sharp 13:00 The prayers started and both junior and senior Monks started gathering in the main hall. They started chanting prayers. While we could not understand the language or the prose they were chanting it was soothing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Its a very nice silent serene place to be. Our lady driver was smart enough to ask us to go this monastery and not the farther one as the roads to the other monastery are all dug up hence cars are forever stuck there I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tinakamdarr7
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Sikkim as a state is filled with monasteries because of the influence of Tibetan Buddhists as well as their influx from across the border. Ranka Monastery is one of the best monasteries in the state. It has a grandiose front view which unlike most other...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AbhimanyuSinghi
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Visited on a day when there was some ceremony going on. Lots of locals and tourists. The entrance has a big courtyard and monastery is situated a floor above. On either side were residence and school for monks and small canteen, washroom and a terrace...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Vrinda k
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Yes. Car parking is inside Ranga Monastery premises. Car can go upto steps. About 15~20 steps, with hand railings for support, lead to the entrance of quadrangle of Ranka Monastery. After crossing quadrangle, another 10~15... More
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