Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
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Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

It is one of the most important and famous institutes in the world that does research in the areas of Tibetan language and culture. It also has in its premises a museum, a Tibetan library with rich collections and also a reference center about Tibet and Himalayas in general.

Located in Deorali and less than 2 kilometers from the main town of Gangtok, the institute is perched in a small forest of birch trees, oak and magnolia ... a wonderful serene ambience. The main building is built on Tibetan architecture and remains as one of the finest traditional Tibetan designs in the world.

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Sikkim, India
Best time to visit Gangtok: 
Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Altitude / Height:
5171 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
27.3159527°N, 88.6036886°E
Distance from Gangtok city center to Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Namgyal Institute of Tibetology..

Overall Rating:4.5

  '5' out of 5
"Feluda r galpo te ache...ai jayga tar ktha..."
  '5' out of 5
"Rather if you want to know history of monarchy sikkim this is your place. After that an institution of Buddhism. Must visit to know Sikkim 100%. One can understand by viewing all historical photos."
  '5' out of 5
"Great insight into tibetan buddhism and very well explained "
  '2' out of 5
"Unless ur a Buddhist or very much interested in it.. Not much exciting here"
  '5' out of 5
"An excellent and one of its kind of museum having everything related to Buddhism, sculptures, text, scriptures, etc"

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 9, 2016

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