Enchey Monastery

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  • Address: Sikkim 737117, Gangtok, India
  • Timings: 04:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Monastery

About Enchey Monastery, Gangtok

Enchey Monastery is a tiny and yet well-known place in Gangtok. If you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the city but do not want to miss out one its beautiful monasteries, the Enchey Monastery, being quite easy to access is your best option.

Even though it is one of the smaller monasteries, it is absolutely beautiful. The intricately painted window panes are worth noting. The images and carvings of gods and goddesses are quite fascinating to see as well. During January or February (depending on the Tibetan Calendar) they are also host to the Cham dance festival which is visually quite spectacular.

Another very significant aspect of the monastery is the fact that it also is a wonderful vantage point. You will be able to see some amazing sights, especially the Kanchenjunga peak from here, especially early in the morning.

Enchey Monastery Information

  • Make sure your visit doesn’t disturb other worshippers.

Enchey Monastery Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

How To reach Enchey Monastery by Public Transport

  • Do check for Public Transport options when you reach. Most tourists prefer to hire a car which is a lot more convenient in this hilly region.

Restaurants Near Enchey Monastery

  • Saikripa Restaurant
  • Parivar Restaurant
  • Subway

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Things to Know Before Visiting Enchey Monastery

  • 95% of people who visit Gangtok include Enchey Monastery in their plan

  • 38.79% of people start their Enchey Monastery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Enchey Monastery

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

94.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Enchey Monastery

People normally club together Ropeway Ride and Rock Garden while planning their visit to Enchey Monastery.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Enchey Monastery, Gangtok Reviews

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  • This is one of the oldest monestry in Gangtok. There is an interesting history behind this as it was built by a Lama who was known to be a flying Lama. The environment is quite serene, not so much crowd. The scenario around this is breathtaking same as other monestries.

  • Little kids who are on their journey of becoming monks are a delight to witness, with their playful side popping out time and again. Overall a blissful place to be. One can easily take a walk from MG MARG to the monastery.

  • One of the oldest monasteries of sikkim ,a must visit for spiritual seekers and Buddhist,located at a good elevation and on clear days mt kanchendzonga can be seen.

  • Nyc and very peaceful place. On the ridge. A must visit place.....u can take a taxi but u have to reserve it no share taxi goes there.

  • Very peaceful and holy place,  Enchey Monastery was established in 1909 above Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkimin 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 flying powers; initially a small Gompa was established by him after he flew from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim to this site.

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