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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

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ashishdeora123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank fireonice2211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

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 karthikam2412
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 138gulshanc
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

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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.