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Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim

(4.6/5 based on 220 reviews on the web)
Standing at 1500 m (4921 ft) above sea level, Rumtek Monastery remains a spiritual and cultural highpoint shrouded with mystery. Built in the 16th century, the monastery exudes a sense of antiquity, while the colorful and highly ornate architecture enchants at every turn. See the 4 m (13 ft) high golden stupa, bejeweled with ancient turquoise and coral, and decorated with filigree and metalwork. Feel the peaceful energy wrapping around your body, mind, and soul as you make a wish at the prayer wheels. While at the monastery, visit the Nallanda institute, a college for Buddhist monks. Use our Gangtok itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Rumtek Monastery and other attractions in Gangtok.
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  • Rumtek Monastry is one of the attractions which is a part of city attractions. However I was a lil disappointed, it is simply average and didnt find anything awe struck about it. One need to hire a pr...  more »
  • It's a beautiful monastery. As it is a training institute too so you cute little monks there. The view from the top is amazing. The only problem is it is too far from the main town. there no public tr...  more »
  • Rumtek Monastery is located ~20 kms from Gangtok and is considered one of the important Dharma Chakra centres in the region. You need to carry ID proof when visiting the centre and ITBP check credenti...  more »
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  • Awesome experience of visiting this beautiful place. It has very peaceful environment. The monastery is currently the largest in Sikkim. A golden stupa in monastery contains the relics of the 16th Karmapa.
  • Situated near Gangtok, it is the largest monastery in Sikkim. It is also called the Dharma Chakra centre. It has the Golden Stupa which contains relics of the 16th Karmapa.
  • One of the places that we enjoyed the most in Gangtok. We spent many hours here, just to soak in the calmness and peaceful atmosphere of the place. It's amazing that there were many signs everywhere that taught about caring for the environment.
  • Very Beautiful Buddhist Monastery is situated top of the hill here environment is pleasantly quiet ,i loved it
  • Very very very peaceful.The stories depicted in art form are amazing.The color and precision,out of the world.