Enchey MonasteryCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: Sikkim 737117, Gangtok, India
- Timings: 04:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Monastery
Enchey Monastery - Review
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
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Things to Know Before Visiting Enchey Monastery
84.65% of people who visit Gangtok include Enchey Monastery in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
29.67% of people start their Enchey Monastery visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Enchey Monastery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Enchey Monastery
Enchey Monastery Trips
Enchey Monastery, Gangtok Reviews
This monastery is a serene place and it can be among your top 5 to visit in Gangtok. It's a little difficult to walk up to there from the city center, however, I suggest you do the same. The place offers some calm and peace along with a few beautiful views of the city's house clusters.
This monastery is located at a distance of about 2 km from the MG Marg Market in Gangtok and I would suggest taking a walk up to this place from the main market area. This place is an example of the Buddhist architecture and one can visit this place if one does not have time to visit the other big monasteries in Sikkim. This place was being renovated when I visited there. The views on the walk to this place are very good and this place itself offers a good view of Gangtok. As the place was being renovated I could not witness the architecture and only limited glimpses were available.
Visited in May, found the season good. Car stops at one place you've to then climb the steep slope. Entry is free. Got to see a nice view of the Monastery.
I am still not sure what is so good and famous about this place. Yes, its just a monastery like scores others around the area. You may visit others instead... Perhaps something closer to your accommodation.
Quite serene. Closes at 5pm so couldn't get in. But the architecture is quite nice.