A Trip to Rumtek Monastery

Last week we visited Rumtek Monastery. It was one of my many dreams which hit the reality last week. Obviously, I was super excited then. Now let me share my beautiful experiences with you. But first, some info time:

Rumtek monastery is located in Indian state Sikkim. It is also known as Dharmachakra center and is actually a Buddhist Gompa near the capital of Sikkim Gangtok. It was built under the supervision of Changchub Dorje, 12th Karmapa Lama in the mid-1700s and served as the main seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage in Sikkim.

Now, let’s go straight into the pictures:

Entrance of the Rumtek Monastery:

Two lamas walking their way up to the monastery:

 

Some more clicks along the way to the monastery:

 

 

The Prayer Wheels:

Inside the Monastery:

Way to the Golden Temple:

Play Area and Inmates Residence:

A local Shop at the doorway:

A video tour:

How to Reach Rumtek Monastery:

You can hire any local taxi from Gangtok to reach Rumtek Monastery. A fully reserved car will charge around INR 1200-2000. If you want to share your cab then the charge will be Rs 150 per person.

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