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Enchey Monastery

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

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This holy place of Northern Buddhist Lamas was established in 1840 AD by a legendary lama called Drupthob Karpo who was believed to possess flying powers. He flew from a monastery... read more

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Delhi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This holy place of Northern Buddhist Lamas was established in 1840 AD by a legendary lama called Drupthob Karpo who was believed to possess flying powers. He flew from a monastery in South Sikkim and landed his first step at Enchey. Much of the old monastery has been destroyed in an earthquake but the main prayer hall still looks like... More 

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A typical Buddhist Monastery. The local authorities have undertaken a major repair and reconstruction work here that will last at least till mid 2017.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have reached here walking from mg road till here, such a lovely monastery. here u can worship n can pray for your n other goodness.

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enchey Monastery meaning solitary temple,is an important seat of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism.The walls of the monastery and the prayer hall have paintings and murals of four religious kings.

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Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though car reaches till a point and then one needs to climb a steep slope and then take few stairs to reach this monastery which can be tiring for elders, the monastery is beautiful and good place to spend some time in peaceful surrounding. The entry is free. Do visit if you like if you like monasteries and its calmness... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 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 8 November 2016

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 3 November 2016

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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