India - Gangtok City Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Gangtok City Information Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim and has different cultures, religions and people existing in perfect harmony.  It represents a perfect example of harmony between traditions and modernity.

Places of Interest: 

  • Deer Park - The Park also known as the Rustamji Park is the home to some animals like the Red Panda and the Himalayan Bear.
  • Dul-Dul Chorten - It has a set of holy books, mantras, and other religious objects. There is a Stupa built by Trulshi Rimpoche.
  • Rumtek Monastery - The Monastery is the largest monastery in eastern Himalayas, built by Gyalwa Karmapa strictly based on the designs of the Tibetan monastery.
  • Research Institute Of Tibetology - The Namgayal Institute of Tibetology is a center of research into Mahayana Buddhism and the language and tradition of Tibet.
  • Tasuklakhang-The Royal Chapel - The Chapel situated in the Palace grounds was the place of worship and assembly. It also has a repository of vast collection of Buddhist scriptures.

 

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