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Enchey Monastery

Enchey Monastery

Enchey Monastery, Visit Enchey Monastery of Sikkim, Temple tour of Enchey Monastery, Religious place of SikkimState : Sikkim, in the north eastern state of India.
Best time to Travel : March to late May, October to Mid-December.
Significance :
The Pilgrimage Centre.
Location : Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, which is 148 km from New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, its neighbouring state.

This Monastery is 200 years old monastery, which stands three kms away from the city centre. It is advisable to visit this monastery during December when the annual religious dances are performed. Lamas perform religious masked dances for 2 days at Enchey. This monastery was built on the site blessed by the great tantric master Lame Druptab Karpn, known for his flying powers.

He is supposed to have built a small hermitage at the spot he reached after he flew from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim. Later during the reign of Sikyong Tulku (1909-1910), the present monastery was built in the shape of a Chinese Pagoda. The monastery, however, owes its present form to over 200 years of devoted work by its Nyingma sect of Buddhist monks. Religious masked dance is performed on the 18th and 19th of the twelfth Tibetan month. This is an important seat of the Nyingma order.

It has images of Gods, Goddesses and other religious objects in its premises. Every year around January "Chaam" or religious masked dance is performed. An important seat of the Nyingma order, the Enchey Monastery meaning the Solitary temple, was originally built with the solace that no other construction would be allowed near it. Following the Nyingma order, it has around 90 monks.

Journey to Enchey Monastery in Sikkim

Airport : Nearest airport is Bagdogra in West Bengal( 124 kms.), from where scheduled flights operates to and fro from Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati. The Bagdogra airport is connected to Gangtok by a helicopter service operating between Gangtok - Bagdogra - Gangtok.

Railhead : Two nearest railway station are at Siliguri (114 km) and New Jalpaiguri (125 km) stabilizing link to Calcutta, Delhi, Guwahati, Lucknow and other important cities in India.

Road Transport : Gangtok is connected with all weather mettaled road with Siliguri, Kalimpong, Gangtok etc. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is connected by all weather road to Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Siliguri and also to all the District headquarters within Sikkim.

Private Taxis, Jeeps and Landrovers ply regularly on the Gangtok Siliguri Highway and are available for transfer of passengers between Gangtok and Siliguri/ New Jalpaiguri Junction/ Bagdogra, and also for local sightseeing at fixed rates and may be reserved through Tourist Bureau, Govt. of West Bengal, Gangtok.

NOTE : Foreigners need a permit to enter Sikkim (available at Siliguri).

Accommodation is easily available in Gangtok. You may take your pick from the many hotels, tourist Lodge, tourist hostel and tourist cottages in Gangtok. Check out for the hotels that suits you the most.

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