Tsuk La Khang Monastery

Open Time : 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry : free

Address : Tsuglakhang Monastery & Temple, Secretariat Road, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Why to visit Tsuk La Khang Monastery

Tsuk La Khang Monastery is a palatial monastery of Sikkim's erstwhile royal dynasty, located within the Tsuklakhang Royal Palace complex. Tsuk La Khang, which was built in 1898 AD under the reign of Thutob Namgyal, the 9th King, is the most important place of worship for local Buddhists. This lovely two-story structure has mural-covered interiors and is filled with altars and images of Lord Buddha and tantric deities, as well as a vast collection of books. When you enter the monastery, you will be greeted by gorgeous murals and altars carved with deity images. Not only that, but there are a number of festivals occurring throughout the year, such as Phang Lhabsol and Losoong.

Special Tip

The month of February is the best time to visit the regal monastery because it is when the dancing festival takes place. From October to March, the weather is also excellent and worth taking advantage of.

By Shobhna J.

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