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Phensang Monastery

Phensang MonasteryState : 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 : Phensang Monastery is situated in the northern part of Sikkim, India.

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Phensang Monastery Sikkim is set on the gentle slope, extending from Kabi to Phodong with perhaps one of the best landscapes in the region. Phensang Monastery in Sikkim was built in the year 1721 during the time of Jigme Pawo. In 1947, Phensang Monastery Sikkim was completely destroyed by a devastating fire. However, it was reconstructed in the year 1948, by a large support from the Lamas.

Phensang Monastery Sikkim is religious spot of gathering for the Lamas. There are around 300 monks under the monastery. The main annual function in the Phensang Monastery in Sikkim is held on the 28th & 29th days of the tenth month of the Tibetan Calender which normally corresponds to the month of December.
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Journey to Phensang Monastery in Sikkim
Phensang Monastery in Sikkim is easily approachable form Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, India.

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).

Staying in Phensang Monastery (Sikkim)
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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