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Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Gangtok

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Admire the exquisite golden top of Do Drul Chorten Stupa, visible from many far-away spots in Gangtok. Built by Trulshik Rinpoche (a celebrated lama of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism) in 1945, the stupa drove away haunted evil spirits that were believed to rule the area. Read mantras inscribed on the 108 prayer wheels while turning them clockwise. Inside the stupa, find a complete set of holy books, Buddhist drums, and other relics. The stupa welcomes anyone to pray inside and charges no admission fee, although it graciously accepts donations. Make Do Drul Chorten Stupa a centerpiece of your Gangtok vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Gangtok vacation generator.
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  • It is near Namgyal Institue of Tibetology. But the road is quite stiff. Not advisable for elderly persons, specially who have heart problems. If one wants to visit this place walk slowly upwords and a...  more »
  • A steep climb reaches you to this holy place where monks live spending their days turning the wheels of Dharma and reciting prayer beads. The white Stupa with it's gold halfmoon crest dominates the sk...  more »
  • as soon you reach the monastery you can feel the blessing of this place, take a round of the stupa, spin some of the prayer wheels and you will feel blessed  more »