Rumtek

 

Situated around 23 kms from Gangtok, in the hill facing Gangtok is Rumtek, a quiet getaway and home to the Rumtek Monastery, seat of His Holiness, The Gyalwa Karmapa of the Kargyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

The drive to Rumtek snakes through typical Sikkimese villages and many paddy fields. The paddy fields resemble a green carpet from July to September and later in October-November, the entire place is a sight to behold with golden paddy swaying in the breeze.

The lush green hilly terrain, a breathtaking topography and misty mountains makes Rumtek an ideal place for some quiet time. Rumtek offer a host of sightseeing opportunities. These include local sightseeing within Rumtek, one day tours to places around Rumtek, monastery tours and adventurous exploits such as white water rafting and trekking.

The main attraction, however, is the Rumtek Monastery, seat of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa of the Kargyu sect of Buddhism. The largest monastery in Sikkim it demonstrates the best of Tibetan architecture and is an almost replica of the original monastery in Tsurpu inTibet. The monastery houses some of the rarest Buddhist religious art objects found in the world and is also a world renowned centre for Kargyu teachings.

Just ahead of the Rumtek Monastery is the Nehru Botanical Garden which has a mix of tropical and temperate plants and trees as well as a big greenhouse of exotic orchids. It’s a good place to stop for a while. For children there is a small playground with swings and a see-saw and a winding footpath is ideal for a stroll. Rumtek offers many stay options. You can stay at the many lodges near the monastery or at the beautiful tourist resorts, which offer modern amenities in typical rural settings

 

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Rumtek Monastery
District: East
Destination/City: Rumtek
Address: Rumtek Monastery
 

Registered Hotels with Tourism Department

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Name :
Teen Taley Garden Eco-Resort
Name of Proprietor :
Rakesh Sharma
Registration No. :
110/TD/E/11/HT
Address :
Kaiyathang, Rumtek, E. Sikkim
Grade :
NA
 
Phone No. : 03592 252256
e-mail ID : sikkimresort@hotmail.com
Name :
Janus
Name of Proprietor :
Tshering Ongmu Bhutia
Registration No. :
144/TD/E/11/HT
Address :
Rumtek, Sikhataar, East Sikkim
Grade :
NA
 
Phone No. : 03592 221332
e-mail ID : kapu4932@gmail.com
Name :
Bamboo Retreat
Name of Proprietor :
Helen Kampf
Registration No. :
80/TD/E/10/HT
Address :
Sajong, Rumtek, E.Sikkim
Grade :
NA
 
Phone No. : 03592 252516
Mobile No. : 9647851055
e-mail ID : bambooretreat@gmail.com
   

 

Registered Restaurant with Tourism Department

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Registered Tourist Guide/Outdoor Photographer with Tourism Department

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Name :
Mr. Subodh Bardewa
( Tourist Guide )

Address :
Singtam , Rumtek

Registered Travel Agents with Tourism Department

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Name :
Aramando Tours & Travels
Registration No. :
155/TD/E/10/TA
Address :
Shambala Resort, Rumtek
Type :
Travel Agent
Grade :
NA
Recog By MOT :
No
 
Mobile No. : 9933440960
e-mail ID : shambhala.Resort@gmail.com
Name :
Terralaya Travels
Registration No. :
162/TD/E/10/TA
Address :
Sajong, Rumtek, E. Sikkim
Type :
Travel Agent
Grade :
NA
Recog By MOT :
No
 
Phone No. : 03592252416
Mobile No. : 9933333389
e-mail ID : info@sikkim.ch
e-mail ID : terralaya@sikkim.ch
Name :
Terralaya Tours & Travels Consulting
Registration No. :
231/TD/E/11/TA
Address :
Ray Mindu, East Sikkim
Type :
Travel Agent
Grade :
NA
Recog By MOT :
No
 
Mobile No. : 9647851055
e-mail ID : Lhazey47@gmail.com
Website : www.firefoxtours.com
Name :
M/S Platu Tours & Travel
Registration No. :
401/TD/E/12/TA
Address :
Lachung House,
Type :
Travel Agent
Grade :
NA
Recog By MOT :
No
 
Mobile No. : 8900316606
Name :
M/s Mustard Seed T and T
Registration No. :
604/TD/E/15/TA
Address :
Rey
Type :
Travel Agent
Grade :
NA
Recog By MOT :
No
 
Mobile No. : 9609020327
e-mail ID : wangchuktycoon@gmail.com
Website : www.sikkimfarmstay.com