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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 itinerary planner.
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  • One of those rare museums in India which is well maintained and not too overwhelming... its quite interesting though...  more »
  • In this institution we were able to see many different types of old paintings and many other historical artifacts which were kept to display. This is a small but beautiful museum.  more »
  • Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is one of the famous tourist attraction in Gangtok.Here you could find ancient and modern age art of Tibetans.Mostly it relates to Buddhist culture and it is very nice ...  more »
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  • Real my awesome. I went and got nice experience e.
  • Great place to witness Tibetan artifacts, sculptures etc.
  • Very good museum with lots of artifacts from Tibbet
  • The collection of the museum is really too good.
  • Great insights into the life of Gautam Buddha and origin of Buddhism. Skip the souvenir store.

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