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Ranka Monastery, Gangtok

4.5
#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Gangtok
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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  • The monastery has a good view and is very secluded, must visit on your trip to Gangtok, very calm and a quite place. Better than the Rumtek Monastery. Must Visit  more »
  • It is a monastery that also has a "college" for monks who accept students from the age of 3 (that is) old. Very interesting and beautiful you can enter the school and visit the temple during prayers but you cannot enter the monastery
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  • This monastery is on the way to Rumtek Monastery. Usually people dont go here but our driver generally asked us if we would like to see it since we were passing by. I am glad we did as this was the be...  more »
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  • Pleasant place. The thing you will find there is only peace. You can also find a perfect scenery.
  • Just few km away from Rumtek Monastery , this is also a beautiful one in Gangtok. Don't miss the view from the terrace of the monastery. Amazing painting in front of the monastery.
  • Must must visit cant explain the feeling of being there by words, very surprise after reach there so, peace and pray by prayer giving so relax for mind nice place and best nothing to explain by word better visit so can able to understand my feeling of sharing my experiance.
  • Very nice place. Calm and quiet with lots of greenery surrounding the monastery. We thoroughly enjoyed the scenic beauty. I would recommend this monastery over Rumtek. We spend a quality time there. There is also a nice souvenir shop adjacent to it. A must go from Gangtok.
  • One of the most peaceful monasteries we visited during our visit. It could mainly be because this was less crowded but the place itself was surrounded by serene locations. The views from here are not to be missed. Also there is ample place for one to meditate if one wishes to spend some time here. The monastery houses also a souvenir shop. Many movies had been shot in this premises judging by the people that have visited this place.
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