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Rumtek

A beautiful place and a getaway from Main Sikkim, this is a tranquil location mainly known for the Rumtek Monastery. This is the largest monastery of Sikkim and was built by his Holiness, Gyalwa Karmapa of the Kargyu sect of Tibetian Buddhism. The Nehru Botanical Gardens is very close to this place. The place with the silver, snow- capped mountains during winter and fields of greenery and glowing crops are what you get to see here. The main activities are trekking and river rafting apart from sight seeing here.
Soul & Fuel
Rumtek MonasteryIt is one of the largest Buddhists monasteries in Sikkim. The architecture is one of the finest in the world. From the entrance to the top ,you need to walk for about half a kilometer to which opens doors to a picturesque surrounding.
anshul akhoury
Sikkim
Unwind with Anu Brahma
Day 2. Rumtek Monestary- Explore the Monasteries!Sikkim is the right place to experience and learn about Buddhists culture . Rumtek is one of the largest monestaries in Sikkim situated 23km from Gangtok amidst the serene environment and picturesque landscapes with those colourful prayer flags in the hills.
Niyati Mavinkurve
12. Rumtek Monastery:This monastery is located 23kms from Gangtok. This monastery is located on the mountain opposite that on which Gangtok is located. It is possible to see Gangtok from the different view points on this monastery. It is one of the largest monasteries in Sikkim. It houses rare Buddhist scrolls and artwork.
I hired a taxi for the day and first went to Rumtek monastery. It turned out to be a lucky day, I got to see the Cham dance, a traditional Buddhist dance form, along with localites. I then went to Ban Jhakri falls and spent some time. I made the last stop at the Himalayan zoo before returning back to my hotel in Gangtok.