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Enchey Monastery

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Address: Gangtok-Nathula Road, Gangtok 737103, India
Phone Number: +91 89060 65323

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Beautiful monastery

Enchey Monastery is not Located very far from the city. Not very crowded monastery. Beautiful Tibet style structure with colorful paintings. Very relaxing and peaceful place for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enchey Monastery is not Located very far from the city. Not very crowded monastery. Beautiful Tibet style structure with colorful paintings. Very relaxing and peaceful place for mediation.

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Bokaro Steel City, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

An important seat of the Nyingmapa order, the Enchey Monesty is built on the site blessed by Lama Druptok Karpo, a tantric master known for his power of flying. This 200 years old monesty has in its premises images of gods, goddesses and other religious objects. Every year around January," Chaam" or religious masked dance is performed with great fanfare... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's about 2.5km from town Center and to reach there, hire a taxi costing about Rs150. Its is a practicing monastery and while we were there, the prayer session just started. As we were watching the ceremony by the side, we were invited by the Lamas to join the prayer session which we did as we are Buddhists. The structure... More 

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Noida, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited this place because i wanted to visit atleast one monastery in gangtok. The place is less crowded and quiet

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I love this monastery for the peace and calmness I felt here. There is less crowd and you are free to explore the place at your own pace. You can also donate biscuits and other edible items at the monastery. It was an amazing experience. Must-visit.

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Trivandrum, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We visited Enchey Monastery as part of our Gangtok Day Tour - it is a typical monastery and you will find the factors normally associated a monastery - praying wheels, colorful Budhist flags and absolute calmness - here as well. It has a rich history - so, worth visiting as a historical place. There is a bit of distance to... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

It is a good place to spend time in calmness. It's a old Monastery with traditional prayer flags and wheels.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Monastries beautiful like these are crown of gangtok..on our way to nathula pass we visited this for its rich history

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Enchey Monastery was established in 1909 above Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim in the Northeastern Indian state. It belongs to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism. The monastery built around the then small hamlet of Gangtok became a religious centre. The location was blessed by Lama Drupthob Karpo, a renowned exponent of tantric (adept) art in Buddhism with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The literal meaning of Enchey is 'a high strong place', and Enchey Monastery is completely justified in using the word to describe itself. The monastery is perched on the upper slope of the town and is encircled by gigantic mountains. This rare site was founded by Lama Druptab Karpo in 1840, who constructed it in the form of a small... More 

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