Rumtek Tourism & Travel Guide

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.
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Trips and Itineraries for Rumtek

Rumtek Monastery The largest Monastery in Sikkim, Rumtek Monastery holds Karmapa Lama, the third highest monk in Tibetan Buddhism is a treat to the eyes....

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Rumtek Monestary About 25 kilometres east of Gangtok and at an altitude of 5,800 feet is Sikkim’s biggest monastery, the Rumtek Monastery....

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Weekend Getaways from Rumtek  

Best time to visit - March,April,May,June,October,November,December
One would assume that Thimphu is still settling into its role as the capital of one of the happiest countries in the world, Bhutan. Simple at heart, grappling with growing commercialisation, Thimphu is bustling with energy and is the heart of the country. Thimphu is a delight to explore if history interests you and also if you want a break from the quiet and serenity of Bhutan. Brimming with cafes, nightclubs and restaurants, the city welcomes people from all over the world with open arms. While here, do check out Changangkha Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, the National Folk Heritage Museum which offers a peek into the life of the Bhutanese people, especially the rural way of life. There are tons of parks, gardens and galleries in and around Thimpu and you cover most of these in a single day depending on your interests. The exhibits here range from archaic to contemporary and are definitely worth taking a look at.


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