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.
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.
Best Time to Visit Rumtek
The best time for Rumtek travel is between March and June as the place experiences
an amazing atmosphere in this period. The whole place becomes alive with awesome
nature's views. Summer lasts between March and June and temperature ranges
between 10°C and 28°C. Monsoon months are June to September and rainfall is heavy
in these months. Winter months are from October to February and temperature reaches
between -4°C and 7°C
How to Reach Rumtek
Rumtek is an ultimate hill station of Sikkim that is well-connected to air, rail and roads.
Yet, before booking Rumtek holiday packages, explore the options to reach there.
The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport, situated at two hour drive from Rumtek.
Regular flights for Bagdogra Airport are available from cities like Delhi, Guwahati,
Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. From the airport, you can take buses or car on rent.
The nearest railway station is Darjeeling railway station, which is located 92 km from
the town. The station is connected to several destinations through regular trains. From
station, take bus or car on rent.
Rumtek is well-connected with several destinations of Sikkim through excellent
network of roads. It is located 18 km from Gangtok, 68 km from Kalimpong, 93 km from
Darjeeling, and so on. Sikkim State Road Transport Corporation (SSRTC) bus service
and some private travel services take you to this charming destination of Rumtek.