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Ranka Monastery, Gangtok

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Nestled within a hilly region, Ranka Monastery exudes peace and serenity. Just an hour's drive from Gangtok, the Tibetan Buddhist monastery lies mostly open to the public. Explore the quiet premises, admire the intricate and imposing buildings, and view the large gold-plated statue of Buddha in the main prayer hall. Strolling the hills and courtyards you can find panoramic viewpoints, observe training sessions, or photograph the attractive setting. Put Ranka Monastery and other Gangtok attractions into our Gangtok itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Very active monastic life. Very nice location in rice paddies with views of Gangtok and the surrounding countryside.
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  • The monastery is very serene and well maintained. Liked the experience very much of reciting the mantras and playing the instrument. An experience to remember. The view is awesome from there including...  read more »
  • As all monasteries in Sikkim, it's a very peaceful and colorful place. The kids are running to prayers, old ladies are lighting canddles, paintings are beautiful. 
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