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Rumtek Monastery

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Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok

Rumtek Monastery, also called the Dharmachakra Centre. The monastery is currently the largest in Sikkim. It is home to the community of monks and where they perform the rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage. A golden stupa contains the relics of the 16th Karmapa. Opposite that building is a college, Karma Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies.

The Rumtek Monastery features in the 2014 Indian mystery thriller novel The emperor's riddles by Satyarth Nayak.

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Sikkim, India
Best time to visit Gangtok: 
Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2.5 hours
Altitude / Height:
5171 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
27.2886762°N, 88.5612442°E
Distance from Gangtok city center to Rumtek Monastery
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Read traveller's reviews about Rumtek Monastery..

Overall Rating:4.5

  '5' out of 5
"Rumtek is situated in a beautiful land surrounded by himalayala's. The place is serene, naturally rich. The roads are good and clean. Rumtek is very well maintained temple. Ambiance was great, absolute silence all around the monastery. You may discover yourself as there is no distraction. Best place if anyone wants to do meditation. Take your identity card with you as you are required to show it at the entrance"
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"Rumtek Buddhist Monastery.....Educational Institute for higher Buddha Teaching.......Golden Stupa......are the few very interesting features in this holy place"
  '5' out of 5
"Green environment with cool ambient. Buddha Statue is a good place to take pics. Overall clean,green and natural place."
  '5' out of 5
"Worth visiting monestry. Buddhist school also in same premises. "
  '5' out of 5
"Beautiful and Serene place"

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Content of this page was last updated at Aug 31, 2016