Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
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Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is one of the few institutes that do research in the areas of Tibetan language and culture. The foundation of the institution was laid by 14th Dalai Lama and was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1958. It is located less than 2kms away from the main city in Deorali.

The main building of the institute is the fine portrayal of Tibetan architecture. It is adorned with golden towers, colorful frescos, beautiful paintings and the array of windows on the top floor viewing beautiful sun-lighted mountains and pleasant view of the valley. The museum has collections of Buddhist books, coins, thangkas, statuettes, Tibetan art work and ancient manuscripts in Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, and Lepcha. The magnificent image of Manjushri is the icon of the museum which was brought from all the way from Tibet. This is a treasure trove of Tibetan literature and artifacts, the only one of its kind in India making this place a must visit spot.

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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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