Enchey Monastery, Gangtok

Enchey Monastery - A Quick Overview


Address: Sikkim 737117, Gangtok, India

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 04:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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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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Enchey Monastery, Gangtok Reviews

  • Beautiful monastery. It's very quiet and calm and views are stunning as well. I'd recommend this place if you're in city.

  • Small but a nice local sightseeing place in gangtok

  • A very sacred monastery on the top of Gangtok, people from all communities and all walks of life go here for blessings. A must visit place for all

  • The peace of mind you feel there is incredible. Awesome scenery.

  • Calm and beautiful place. Lots of young monks (kids) can be seen studying scriptures in the early morning. View of the snow peaks is also enjoyable.

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