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Peaceful place

Situated 23 km from Gangtok, this monastery of the Kargyu sect of Buddhists originating in Tibet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mumbai, India
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Nice place to visit

The monastery is worth a visit, it also houses the golden stupa. Of great religious significance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jasjot G
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Dharma Chakra Centre consists of a beautiful temple, the famous Golden Stupa, and Tibetan Buddhist monastery that houses very important relics.
24km from Gangtok, 737135, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated 23 km from Gangtok, this monastery of the Kargyu sect of Buddhists originating in Tibet, is worth a visit. From the street below, it is a steep climb to the monastery. Vehicles are not allowed inside unless there are elderly, disabled visitors or small...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monastery is worth a visit, it also houses the golden stupa. Of great religious significance, it is related to Karmapa sect of Buddhism. Well maintained and very serene inside the monastery. Must visit if you are in Gangtok.

Thank Jasjot G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rumtek Monastery is located at a distance of 23 km from Gangtok and is surrounded by lush green mountains. It is a visual retreat besides offering spiritual solace. The architectural design of the monastery is very similar to Kagyu headquarters, one of the schools...More

Thank RBMathur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the largest monasteries in Sikkim as informed by our taxi driver, we decided to visit this on our last day to Sikkim. The road where under construction, it took almost one and half hour to reach this beautiful place from City area. PLace...More

Thank Sangeeta G
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

One has to visit this place for the peace and calmness it offers.. plus the views from this place are really awesome.. It's a small hike from the place where the cars are parked so having a stroller for the baby can help.. The place...More

Thank kamod
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Located at an altitude of 5000 ft and 24 km away from Gangtok, this monastery is the largest in Sikkim and worth to visit. It is also known as Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre. The road to Rumtek is under construction and being widened at places....More

Thank Bong T
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Biggest monastery. Golden stupa. Its 24 kms away from Gangtok. Very peaceful place. You must visit during your visit to Sikkim.

Thank jninath
Reviewed 22 May 2018

It takes an hour ride to reach here from Gangtok centre. The road is not well maintained hence it takes time. Car is not allowed inside hence you have to walk roughly 500 meters to reach Rumtek monastery at top, which can be tough for...More

Thank sonali r
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I've read a few other reviews on Rumtek and there were a few that pointed out that roads were bad. Anyone travelling to the mountains should understand that mountain roads are easily damaged due to weather, landslides, and heavy traffic. It comes with the territory,...More

1  Thank Rajib A
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I was undergoing a lot of stress and anxiety related to office,having an infant at home and trying to meet both ends.. Practically I was approaching my 🔚.. I became a hypertension patient and literally I am under anti anxiety pills.. So my Sikkim tour...More

2  Thank Priyanka S
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30 October 2017|
Response from Bhuvan N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, should be possible to visit the same day. Check the route from where you’re staying, and consider visiting other places basis time you’d like to spend at Monastery
deepa r
17 January 2017|
Response from Ayan B | Reviewed this property |
Shared jeeps are available from Gangtok to Rumtek monastery till 1500HRS.(appx) but it depends on availability. Same for returning, but you may not get any shared taxi after 1200HRS. So plan accordingly. In this respect it... More
Harsh B
15 September 2016|
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Response from Praveen K | Reviewed this property |
Yes .... there are a few places to stay around this place.