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Ranka Monastery, Gangtok

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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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Gangtok vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Beautiful monastery, you may seek help from the resident lamas to enlighten you about the place and how a usual day seems here for them. Nice place and a different culture to know for tourists.  more »
  • The monastery is one of the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world. A great place to visit for peace of mind and prayer. The place has an aestheticism of its own and is a must visit site in Gangtok...  more »
  • An old and beautiful monastery that is a bit of a long and bit rough drive from Gangtok but completely worth the trip.  more »

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Gangtok doesn't lack accommodations, with the state capital used as a base for exploration of the wider region by multitudes of visitors. Take a look along the north-south arterial road, home to many of the main hotels offering everything from upmarket luxury to simple rooms to bed down in. A set of particularly classy high-rise options boast balconies with excellent views of the mountains, while side-street guesthouses and hostels provide the budget-friendly options in Gangtok.
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