Popularly known as Dharma chakra Centre, Rumtek is a wonderful holiday destination and a beautiful small town in Sikkim state. The place is widely admired for its Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Situated at a distance of 24 km from Gangtok, Rumtek attracts the tourists to explore its natural beauty, serene beauty and pleasant aura. It is also noted for appealing massive number of Buddhist pilgrims and tourists. At the monastery of the town, several festivities take place during peak season. You can book Rumtek holiday packages to experience the rich culture and traditions of Buddhist monks.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
Tourist Attractions in & around Rumtek
Awe-inspiring views of snowcapped mountains and lush green terrains are the main tourist attractions of this town. These make it a place to capture in your memories for lifetime. Rumtek brings numerous sightseeing opportunities for its visitors and they can have a great sightseeing experience by exploring nearby attractions. For adventure lovers, the place offers several activities like river rafting and trekking. On your Rumtek tour, you can visit these attractions.
Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden:
Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden is a prominent tourist attraction of the town, which is situated close to Rumtek Monastery. The garden features different species of Himalayan flowers and plants along with a children's park with fun swings and a mini playground. The garden is managed by Forest Department of Sikkim Tourism.
Rumtek Monastery is the main tourist attraction of the town, which is located on a hilltop and enjoys awesome views of surroundings. The monastery was founded in 1717 and it gives the tourists an insight of the Buddhist culture. During peak season, several activities are taken place.