Tashiding Monastery

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  • Address: South Sikkim, Sikkim 737111, Gangtok, India
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Monastery

The Tashiding Monastery is one of the many pretty ones worth seeing around Gangtok. Located atop a hill, the place overlooks the stunning Rangeet River that makes it not only a very important religious spot but also a wonderful, calm and serene tourist attraction. The building is colorful and artistically decorated. It has a holy chorten (stupa), named as Thong-Wa-rang-Dol. Buddhist believes that a glimpse of this stupa can wash away all your sins. Don’t miss out the stone plates (manis) that have Buddhist mantras engraved on it.

Tashiding is considered to be one of the holiest places in Sikkim. Located near Pelling it is about a 2 hour ride from Bangkok and a journey well worth taking. It is the center point of the Jhang –ter lineage of Tibetan Buddhism making it culturally very significant.

So, the place is ideal for just about anyone. Whether you are a culture seeker, and art lover, nature lover or just love pretty places, the Tashiding Monastery is a definite must visit for one and all.

Tashiding Monastery Travel Tips

  • Do leave a small donation even though entry is free, as the monasteries mostly function on these donations.
  • Watch out for the celebration of Bumchu festival in this temple.
  • Do leave a small donation even though entry is free, as the monasteries mostly function on these donations.
  • Best time to visit the monastery is from March to late May, October to Mid-December.

Entrance Ticket Details For Tashiding Monastery

  • Entry to the monastery is free.

How to Reach Tashiding Monastery

  • 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.

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  • Chingthang Restaurant

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  • Tashiding Monastery Address: South Sikkim, Sikkim 737111, Gangtok, India
  • Tashiding Monastery Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Tashiding Monastery(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Tashiding Monastery: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 41.89% of people who visit Gangtok include Tashiding Monastery in their plan

  • 61.11% of people start their Tashiding Monastery visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Tashiding Monastery

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tashiding Monastery

People normally club together Pemayangtse Monastery and Casino Mahjong while planning their visit to Tashiding Monastery.

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

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