Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Gangtok

#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Gangtok
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. To visit Do Drul Chorten Stupa on your holiday in Gangtok, and find out what else Gangtok has to offer, use our Gangtok trip planner .
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  • Stupa in Tibetan style is dedicated to Ancient Masters. Monastery around. Lovely location, holy atmosphere.  more »
  • Not much to see here in my opinion. There is a big monument which you can see. The rest is the monastery, where there is not much to do.  more »
  • It was a peaceful place, and the stupas are beautiful. It consists of a beautiful architecture. When we reached there the prayer was going and their music led me to somewhere. Our driver told that the...  more »

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