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Enchey Monastery, Gangtok
(4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Visit Enchey Monastery, a peaceful Buddhist monastery built on the spot where legendary flying Lama Drupthob Karpo built his hermitage. Believed to hold the protective spirits of deities Khangchendzonga and Yabdean, the monastery holds deep religious significance in the area. Admire the richly decorated prayer hall and exterior structure, and listen to the colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Look out for the vibrant Cham dance festival held twice a year in January and February. Before you head to Gangtok, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Gangtok vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Gangtok has to offer, including Enchey Monastery.
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  • It's about 2.5km from town Center and to reach there, hire a taxi costing about Rs150. Its is a practicing monastery and while we were there, the prayer session just started. As we were watching the c...  more »
  • I visited this place because i wanted to visit atleast one monastery in gangtok. The place is less crowded and quiet 
  • I love this monastery for the peace and calmness I felt here. There is less crowd and you are free to explore the place at your own pace. You can also donate biscuits and other edible items at the mon...  more »
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  • I saw small lamas playing football. Best experience ever.
  • This monastery comes in top 5 of its historical values and respect. Also don't forget to do ritual named KAANGSO it can't help to fulfill stupid human needs but can really purify body soul and mind.
  • "Best experience ever."
  • Fantastic monastery, a place you must visit when you're around
  • Very beautiful.