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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 6 days ago

Its is a very famous Dharmic Chakra center and the largest monastery in Sikkim.Though home to the community of monks where they perform the rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage it is also at the center of Karmapa controversy. The area is monitored...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MSha_2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rumtek is the largest and prominent monastery in India. Majority of Buddhist in Sikkim follow this monastery. One has to carry identity proof like Aadhar Card Or Passport to enter this monastery. This monastery is under the security cover of ITBP. It is a must...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank murlikashyap2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited rumtek monastery when I was in 4th grade, that’s some 20 years back. I liked it very much back then I remember. This time it was no different. The monastey really serene and peaceful and I love rotating the drums on both sides...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stantp1916
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Rumtek is a little bit of a distance from Gangtok city but the journey is well it. Aside from the amazing drive, the views are spectacular- probably one of the best views of Gangtok that you will see as you are on the other side...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

This Monastery is situated 24 km from Gangtok and is considered to be of the most sacred monasteries in Buddhism

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ashishdeora123
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

It's a must visit if u are in gangtok. Peaceful n seems one close to nature. A little difficult for old people to go up from the car parking. But if someone manages it will be worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fireonice2211
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The monastery should be on your places to visit list if you are visiting Gangtok. The road to the monetary was bumpy at certain parts. Once you reach Rumtek, you have to walk up to the monastery. Please carry any Government Id card, since this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gsoumit
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

From gangtok city this place is just 2 hrs driver. The road to this place is not great however once you reach here it is just amazingly worth it. There are souvenir shops here where you can buy knick knacks. Also few restaurant to have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chinki7
Reviewed 15 September 2018

One of the finest Monastery in Sikkim is also having a Buddhist School. Though you have to climb up a few metre but after reaching the Monastery you feel so calm and serene that you forget the outside world and feel inner peace. You can...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank abhay60
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A quite and calm place. You feel relaxed as soon as you enter. The view from the monastery is too gud.

Date of experience: May 2018
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30 October 2017|
Response from BhuvanN9 | 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
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
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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.