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  • Do Drul Chorten

    Do Drul Chorten

    Arguably the most popular stupa (a dome-shaped Buddhist shrine) in Sikkim, Do Drul Chorten was built in 1945 by a Tibetan Buddhist named Trulshik Rinpoche. Surrounded by 108 prayer wheels on which Buddhist mantras have been engraved, monks and tourists swirl the wheels, which is equivalent to completing 108 beads ...

  • Rumtek Monastery

    Rumtek Monastery

    About 25 kilometres east of Gangtok and at an altitude of 5,800 feet is Sikkim’s biggest monastery, the Rumtek Monastery. Built in 1740 and rebuilt in 1979, the monastery features a golden stupa containing the relics of the 16th Karmapa, with several other sacred Buddhist artefacts. ...

  • Tashiding Monastery

    Tashiding Monastery

    This 17th-century monastery at a height of 6,500 feet, is dedicated to the Nyingmapa order and is situated about 40 kilometres from Geyzing. Perched on a hillock between River Rangeet and River Rathong, you'll see many holy scriptures carved on stone plates. ...

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  • Hanuman Tok

    Hanuman Tok

    On the road to Nathu La at 7,200 feet, this temple is managed by the Indian Army. The views of Gangtok and the nearby lush hills from here are spectacular. ...

  • Tsuk La Khang Monastery

    Tsuk La Khang Monastery

    The Tsuklakhang Royal Chapel and Monastery is a palatial monastery in Gangtok. The imperial chapel of the palace is located in the palace grounds and is the centre for prayers and also has an impressive collection of Buddhist scriptures and literature.

    The walls and altars of ...

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  • Ganesh Tok

    Ganesh Tok

    Ganesh Tok is a small temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh, located at an altitude of about 6,500 metres above sea level.

    It is situated next to the television tower on the hillock on Gangtok–Nathula Road. This is a really tiny temple with place only for one ...

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