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Rumtek - The Green Expanse


Rumtek is a town surrounded by thick forests located about 23 km from the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok. The town has become popular amongst tourists around the world due to the famous Rumtek Monastery, which is significant amongst Tibetan Buddhists.

A drive to Rumtek takes you through a number of Sikkimese villages and paddy fields. During the months from July to September, the paddy fields sport the look of a green carpet. These fields take a golden hue during the harvesting season, which falls between October and November.

For The Adventurous To Explore…

Breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and green hilly terrains make the place a sight to behold. Rumtek offers lots of sightseeing opportunities within the town and the visitors can also opt for one-day tours to the nearby places as well. To an adventure lover the place also provides enough of activities like white river rafting and trekking.

Tourist Attractions Of Rumtek

The major attraction of the city of Rumtek is the Rumtek Monastery. The monastery is located on a hilltop which also gives great views of the nearby city of Gangtok. Visiting the monastery during peak seasons will give you insights into the Buddhist culture as many Buddhist pilgrims frequent this place during this time.

Another tourist attraction of Rumtek is the Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, which is located near the Rumtek Monastery. Lots of varieties of plants and Himalayan flowers are found here. The garden is maintained by the Forest Department of Sikkim tourism.

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How to Reach Rumtek

  • By Road
    Regualar bus services are available from the city of Gangtok to Rumtek. You may also take shared jeeps from Gangtok.
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  • By Train
    There is no railway station available in Rumtek
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport to Rumtek is the Bagdogra Airport. The airport is connected to Delhi and Kolkata.
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