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Ranka Monastery, Gangtok

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Colorful building. Architecture is watchable. Peaceful Budhist religious place. Good for photography. Scenic view is fabulous.  more »
  • Located 10 km away from the MG road, this is a huge monastery well maintained and great place to visit. We enjoyed and has a very calm mind  more »
  • The whole atmosphere is enjoyable and silent.We get to many unknown information.There are shops selling local items and priced reasonably.  more »

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