Widely known as Dharma chakra Centre, Rumtek is located in the affluent state of Sikkim in the Gangtok district. It is a beautiful small town which is incredibly famous for its Tibetan Buddhist monastery and is situated at a distance of only 24 Kms from Gangtok. Rumtek travel guide is incomplete without a mention of its natural beauty and serene vegetation. Rumtek is among the most noteworthy and renowned places for Buddhist pilgrims and tourists.
The monastery here is an incredibly famous place and attracts a lot of tourists. It being located in the top of a hill and the grandiose entrance adds to its charm. It is situated in the north-east of Gangtok and must be visited during the peak season, when the festivities are in full fervour as it provides an opportunity to have a glimpse of Buddhist monks and experience their rich culture. The monastery also enshrines ancient remnants and has a golden stupa.