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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  • The place has nothing to offer to a normal tourist and is made for highly niche set of tourists who have interest in Tibetology. Avoidable  more »
  • Worth the trip and close to town, so if your stay in Gangtok is a short one you can and must make it.  more »
  • Small Museum showcasing the practices of Ancient Tibetan culture. there are many books which holds the culture of the people.  more »
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  • Nice place. Museum displays several exhibits telling about Tibetan culture. Several things come to know from displayed items. Tibetan people's clothing, rituals, cultural and religious facts can be understood from exhibits. Place is effectively maintained, clean and nice looking.
  • Excellent museum to know local life and culture. Very clean and well maintained. Nicely decorated exterior and interior. Very quiet and scenic place for photography. The museum is open till 4pm. The place is very quiet. The surrounding are is covered by large green trees. Road is clean and wide. There is a parking place also for all types of vehicles. The museum compound is very scenic for photography. The range of mountains are visible from the museum compound also for fantastic photography Go and enjoy the life and culture of sikkimese. You will surely love it.
  • It's a good place for those who are interested to know about tibetian culture. Very well maintained museum with explanation regarding Buddhism, origin and spread of Buddhism, Buddhist monks and their practices.
  • Nice place to know about Tibetan culture and history.Very decorative and nicely maintained. Very fine paintings showing various stages of sikkim history and decorative hats weared by lama's during different ceremonies are the main attraction.Entry fee 20 rupees.photography and videography is prohibited inside museum.
  • Not that grt if u r with children and not having much interest in history. But good collection for a tibetan enthisiast
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