Lingdum MonasteryThe next day I decided to visit Lingdum Monastery. I started pretty late in the afternoon, for it was raining the entire day. I just couldn’t stay back in the room. I hired a taxi (800) and left.
Lingdum Monastery, Gangtok: Ranka Monastery (also known as Lingdum Monastery) which is located about 20kms from Gangtok town is one of the most wonderful monasteries in east Sikkim. The monastery is spread out in a vast area with great scenic views. Since it's relatively a new monastery and does not have much historical or strategic significance like Rumtek Monastery, it is not much talked about. Nevertheless, it is surrounded by lush hills in a divine atmosphere and is one of the most intricately decorated monasteries of all.