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Enchey Monastery, Gangtok

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#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Gangtok
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Very old monastery about more than 210 years old but looks like a recently made. This monastery offers a spectacular view of the city.  more »
  • This Monastery is very good and have a very nice view of Gangtok. It teaches us such a good things led by Buddha ji.  more »
  • the monastery is not very huge, or does not have a sprawling campus. the interiors are typical like any other monastery, and the way leading in is lined with prayer wheels. It is nice if you have not ...  more »
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  • I love to go to monasteries for their tranquil environment. This one is one of the oldest and has lots of symbolic importance. Must go place if you are in Gangtok in addition to the more well known rumtek monastery.
  • Calm and beautiful place. Lots of young monks (kids) can be seen studying scriptures in the early morning. View of the snow peaks is also enjoyable.
  • Beautiful monastery, lots of young Buddhist monks study scriptures here.
  • Small but well maintained and very good place to visit....
  • Vandami Bhante ji It is beautiful

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Gangtok doesn't lack accommodations, with the state capital used as a base for exploration of the wider region by multitudes of visitors. Take a look along the north-south arterial road, home to many of the main hotels offering everything from upmarket luxury to simple rooms to bed down in. A set of particularly classy high-rise options boast balconies with excellent views of the mountains, while side-street guesthouses and hostels provide the budget-friendly options in Gangtok.
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