Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

About Namgyal Institute of Tibetology:

The foundation stone of the museum was laid by the 14th Dalai Lama on 10 February 1957. On October 1, 1958, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, inaugurated the Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology.

Nestled amidst lush and evergreen thickets, the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is an ideal centre to learn about Buddhist cultures and traditions. Established in 1958, this institute is in fact the home to the largest collection of Tibetan preaching outside Tibet, and this include relics from 11th and 12th century collected from different parts of the world.

It is one of the largest repositories of Tibetan works, located outside the Tibet region. It displays some of the rarest and oldest collection of ritual objects, mementos, religious art, jewellery, Tibetan iconography, documentaries and books on Sikkimese tradition and culture.

There is also a library which boasts unique Buddhist tomes, some of which are a hundred years old.


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Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a beautiful attractive historical place
Best Time to Visit: September, Monsoon, October, November, Autumn, December, Winter
Location: Gangtok, Sikkim, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Pakyong Airport

The nearest Airport Pakyong Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Pakyong Airport to Do-drul Chorten is 25.3Kms

Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri Junction

The nearest Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to Do-drul Chorten is 116kms.

Bus Stand: SNT Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is SNT Bus Stand. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between SNT Bus Stand to Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is 2.6Kms

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