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Samdruptse Hill-Blessing Guru Padmasambhava

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Samdruptse Hill is home to the world's largest statue of the Buddhist Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), the patron saint of Sikkim. The name Samdruptse Hill literally translates to the 'Wish Fulfilling Hill', as the hill is revered by many local monks, who worship the Hill, believing that the Hill is a dormant volcano, and only can praying can keep the volcano dormant.

For history enthusiasts, there is, within the premises of the Statue, an exhibition of vintage photographs, which date back to the days of Gandhi. On the way to the Hill, there lies a beautiful Rock Garden, which houses a vast diversity of flora, and is one of the most popular visiting sites for travelers and locals, alike. The Hill also offers a spectacular view of Mt. Kangchenjunga, whose sheer magnificence against the skyline makes it inevitable for you to fall in love with the snow-capped Himalayas.

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Sikkim, India
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Time people usually spend here:
3 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
27.1799791°N, 88.3774888°E
Distance from Ravangla to Samdruptse Hill
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Read traveller's reviews about Samdruptse Hill..

Overall Rating:4.6

  '5' out of 5
"Large statue of guru Padmasambhaba.. Huge garden... Excellent view of the Mt kanchanjongha from the premises "
  '4' out of 5
"Huge statue located on top of hill surrounding natural beauty. The place is well maintained."
  '5' out of 5
"Adventurous ride to reach here , it is in 7000 feet altitude from sea level. The statue of Hallowed Buddhist leader sits atop a giant lotus plinth , it make us goosebumps "
  '5' out of 5
"Very serene..very peaceful"
  '3' out of 5
"samdruptse is most tourist attraction place coz its has beautiful seen .awesome place.I love sikkim "

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