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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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank chinki7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank Karthika M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Rumtek monastery is nearly 26 km from Gangtok and the ride can take up to 90 min + in peak season as the roads are narrow and poorly maintained. You need to show photo ID to enter the monastery. Its is a beautiful serene place...More

Thank Prasobh K
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This monastery is traditional seat of Karma Kagyu sect headed by reincarnations of Karmapa. The 17th Karmapa’s position has two claimants both not allowed to enter the monastery . The tide is turning in favour of Ogyen Trinley Dorjee. The other claimant of 17th reincarnation...More

Thank Gulshan C
Reviewed 12 July 2018 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

Thank R B
Reviewed 11 July 2018 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 19 June 2018

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 18 June 2018

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

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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
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.