Lingdum Monastery, Gangtok
Lingdum Monastery, Gangtok - Address
Address: Lingdum, Sikkim 737135
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Lingdum Monastery, Gangtok
The Ranka Monastery, also known as Lingdum Monastery is located around 20 kilometres away from Gangtok and follows the Zurmang Kagyud lineage of Buddhism.
During your visit, you can enter the Prayer room that contains a beautiful golden Buddha statue. The courtyard is where young lamas are trained and you can truly see the beautiful architecture of the monastery from here.
Activities like Paragliding take place near the monastery and are perfect to round off the trip. The whole monastery is a pleasure to walk around as you breathe-in the fresh air and admire the nature all around.
Lingdum Monastery Information
- Carry bottled water and snacks.
Lingdum Monastery Ticket Prices
- Admission to the monastery is free. However, donations are accepted.
Lingdum Monastery Opening and Closing Hours
- The monastery is open to tourists from early morning until sunset.
How To reach Lingdum Monastery by Public Transport
- By Taxi
- By hiring a Cab.
- By renting a Bike.
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Ranka Monastery (also known as Lingdum Monastery) which is located about 20kms from Gangtok town is one of the most wonderful monasteries in east Sikkim. The monastery is spread out in a vast area with great scenic views. It's surrounded by forested mountains in all sides. This in my view has to be one of the most picture perfect monasteries in east Sikkim. Once you reach the car park, you will see series of prayer wheels fixed on a long wall. Enter through the main entrance into a large courtyard having a tall pillar like structure in the middle. The surrounding 2-storey building along the periphery of the courtyard has several classrooms where the young lamas undergo training. During breaks, the courtyard gets full with the young monks wearing their red & saffron robes ... it's a wonderful sight to see them so active, not only learning ways of Buddhism but also actively participating in upkeep of the monastery. Stairways from the courtyard lead up to the inner sanctum at an upper level. This is where the main monastery building is located. You can see the receding terraces of the building which ends with a beautiful pagoda top. As you enter the prayer room you will see a huge golden statue of Buddha right ahead. There are low tables lying in rows where the lamas read their prayer books. The walls have intricate hand paintings and thankas hanging on them. There is an wooden donation box at the entrance to the prayer hall. Up on a hill and behind the main building, there is a retreat center where the lamas meditate.
Large and beautiful monastery, architecture looks like in Bhutan. Has a small restaurant and gift shop were next to monastery.
I am proud to be I was student of lingdum monastery it is amazing place....
A beautiful monastery in the embrace of nature. A serene and holy place.
Peaceful monastery. Visitors are allowed to go around the area. Nice option to experience the life of a monk.