Known as one of the most respected monasteries of North East India, Tashiding Monastery is a must to on your trip to Sikkim. Located on top of a hill between two beautiful rivers, Rangit and Rathong, it offers spectacular views of the snow-clad mountains all around. Built in the 17th century, it is one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim and offers an opportunity for visitors to seek much needed calm and enlightenment.
Location: Located in Western Sikkim.
Best Time to visit: March to June. To attend the Bumchu festival, it is best to visit during the first month of the Tibetan Calendar in February or March
Things to see: Explore some of the oldest shrines in Sikkim, the most holy Chhoedten(Stupa) and inscription flags outside the monastery.
How to reach: Easiest way to reach here is by hiring a private taxi from any of the major cities such as Gyashling (40 kms), Ravangla (30 kms) or Yuksom (19 kms).