Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok

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Learn about the rich heritage of the Tibetan cultural area at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. The research organization holds a museum of Tibetan art and culture, as well as the largest library of relevant works outside of Tibet--some of them hundreds of years old. Inspect a wealth of artifacts in the museum, including ritual objects, paintings, and manuscripts. Be sure to look in at the souvenir shop for books, artifacts, or jewelry to take home with you. Add Namgyal Institute of Tibetology to your Gangtok travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Gangtok road trip planning site .
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  • If you are going for the Rope way , this institute is just adjacent to the rope way . you will find the do -drul Chorten Monstary inside along with the facts of Tibet Monastry . The monastry inside is...  more »
  • Established in 1958 this Institute has a huge collection of Tibetan literature on its culture, history, religion and art. The staff is nice and very helpful .  more »
  • Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is an important Tibetan institute that promotes and carries on researches in the field of Tibetan language, art, religion and its culture. Its building boasts of tradit...  more »
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  • Very simple yet very attractive place. Try asking the people around and get the knowledge of the things out there. Liked the way the kept the place so neat and clean. The museum nearby is worth exploring. Don't touch them but do read the things written. You could also taken away with you some of the items from the shop but obviously not for free 😁
  • The museum inside this institute building holds a lot of artefacts - statues, drawings, clothes, etc - about Tibet's history and Tibetan Buddhism. Many of them are very intricate and some are awe-inspiring. The setting of this place is also quite beautiful - an island of calm in the busy city around it - it's surrounded by woods with many colorful statues and pieces of art located around the complex. The entry is ticketed and photos are not allowed inside the building. There's a very good souvenir shop and also basic facilities like toilets and a snack counter.
  • The museum is a holistic display of Tibetan culture from household accessories to the costumes. A must visit for those who shows interest in the traditions and cultures. It is situated at a prime location. Surroundings are clean and provide a magnificent view. Visiting hours are 10 am to 4 pm. Entry fees is Rs 20 per person and free for kids below 12 yrs.
  • It’s a place to visit if you are really interested in the history and culture of the people of Tibet and if you are looking to know and learn in detail the teachings of Buddha. There is no guide except a few people on the entrance who are least bothered. You cannot take any pictures inside. This is a very small museum.
  • It is a museum which displays the culture of Tibetan people. Lots of things are on display for you to see. There is an entrance fee of Rs. 20 per person. No photography is allowed here. Nice place to visit.
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