Enchey MonasteryCurrently Closed
- 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 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.
- Make sure your visit doesn’t disturb other worshippers.
- Entry is free.
- 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.
- Saikripa Restaurant
- Parivar Restaurant
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84.55% 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
Calm place. A must visit if you haven't visited a monastery. Nice drive to monastery.
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.
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.
One of the important monastery for Buddhist...you should visit once
One of the oldest monastery from my locality