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Rumtek Monastery

24km from Gangtok, 737135, India
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Gigantic Monastery

The monastery is quite huge and very beautiful. I was fortunate enough to visit the place during... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Coimbatore, India
"A Spiritual journey"

Beautiful monastery surrounded by beautiful peoples. Although this is our first time visiting the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“golden stupa” (38 reviews)
“peaceful place” (15 reviews)
“prayer wheels” (9 reviews)
24km from Gangtok, 737135, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Karthikr7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Tenzin N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank vagabond1980
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Beautiful and serene... preferably not to visit on hop-on hop-off tourist schedules and looking just at physical aspects of architecture & art. Instead spend some time and imbibe the peace and tranquility. I wish we get to learn a little more about the history and...More

Thank Bhuvan N
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Its one of the most important Monastries after Tibet. Its got a research center at the back and training for would be Lamas take place. All Buddhist festivals are celebrated with pomp & grandeur here. Lama dance of Rumtek is very famous.

Thank SKSaha_Kol
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The Rumtek Monastery is one of the largest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim, perched on top of a hill 23 km from Gangtok. Originally called as the Dharma Chakra Centre, it belongs to the Kargyu sect of Buddhists who originated in Tibet in the...More

Thank Ranjit L
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Senior citizen should avoid this place.As one has to walk2 km ,and one get exhausted. There is one more similar monestoryie RANKA MONESTERY,near JHAKARA FALLS., Both are same so repetition should be avoided/ one must see onlyRAANKA MONESTERY. FROM Gangtok go to Jhakara fall and...More

1  Thank shantanu1939
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This monastery is huge and pretty well maintained. It is so peaceful and sacred there. The monks were very accommodating and especially one of them took an extra effort to preach us about Buddhism and also explained the meaning/ relevance of the many things that...More

Thank PrabhaJain
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Located on a hill facing Gangtok and 24 kms from here, the original Rumtek monastery was built by the fourth Chogyal. This was damaged by an earthquake and has been rebuilt. The new Rumtek monastery was built by the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. It is the...More

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29 October 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
16 January 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
15 September 2016|
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Response from Praveen K | Reviewed this property |
Yes .... there are a few places to stay around this place.