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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  • Not something I would go out of my way for, but it is near the Do Drul Chorten Stupa so worth a look if heading there. Many religious and cultural pieces on display and a nice little gift shop as...  more »
  • After Gangtok Ropeway, we visited this place. Photography is not allowed inside. We got to know history of Tibetan people here.  more »
  • The Museum is wonderful, I would have liket to spend more time pouring over things. There is a lot of history represented here and some very ancient historical items.  more »
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  • Preserving our identity (Tibetan Identity), Well curated exhibition of Tibetan and Buddhist relics. Well kept and worth the walk up the hill. Go upstairs to see the Tibetan library too.
  • It was An interesting 1 hour of Learning About Buddhism and The Great Buddhist Teachers Down the Centuries..How they Came to India and Established Buddhist Order and Helped in the Spread of Buddhism.in India..The Amazing history Of Buddhism is Told through the Art and It's Artifacts and Heritage Heirlooms and other Materials...That has Been Preserved through the Centuries...The Simple Philosophy of Buddhism is Explained through the Writings at this Amazing Museums ...In Gangtok It was Very Enlightening to Learn the History of the Birth of a Great Religion...Which is Followed in Many Countries in Asia
  • Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is located in Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. The institution provides detailed information and description of Buddhism and Tibet. Tibetan history becomes live here. Experience the tranquility and changes of Tibet, that it came through lots of hardships. Open to all. Parking is available. Not open on Govt. Holidays of Sikkim.
  • I loooove reading in the library here. Its so calm and nice. Also away from the town hustle, one can find his own peace here.
  • This is not an Institute(normally what we means by the word 'Institute') actually. But i must say it's a very beautiful place. It's actually like a museum. Things, used at the time of 'Buddha' are safely stored here. You can get a brief idea about the lifestyle of buddah, condition of the community and much more. There is also a library with good content. Photography inside the hall is prohibited and punishable. If you love ancient, historic things please visit it. Thank you 😊.

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