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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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  • This is one of the biggest monasteries of Gangtok. One can experience the Buddhism prayers . Need to carry valid identity proof like passport, Aadhar card as there is lot of security in this place.Rea...  more »
  • Ranka Monastery is the most peaceful place in Gangtok. Drinking coffee at main building in great natural ambience is priceless. Only challenge is the bad road to the Monastery.  more »
  • Its a sacred place for Buddhists, located near to Tibetology institute at Gangtok, has a little climb up so difficult for people with ailing knees and cardiovascular problems. I liked the place.  more »