Explore Monasteries: Embrace The Charm Of Sikkim

Buddhism, alongside Hinduism, is the most practiced religion in Gangtok and the city is home to many vibrant Buddhist monasteries.

The significant ones amongst these monasteries are Enchey Monastery which is a center of Buddhist learning as well as the city’s oldest monastery,.Even though it is a small monastery situated on a strategic peak overlooking Gangtok, compared to other monasteries in Sikkim, it provides views of the Kanchendzonga peak.

The Do-drul Chorten Stupa that holds many holy books and religious artifacts , The stupa was built by Trulshik Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945.Around the stupa are 108 Mani Lhakor or prayer wheels.

The Rumtek Monastery which houses some of the world’s most sacred and rare Tibetan scriptures.this monastery was established to spread the reaching of the Buddha all over the world. 

An authentic Gangtok experience would be incomplete without spending time in these colorful and peaceful religious centers.

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