AN ELGIN EXCLUSIVE FEATURE By Ananya Sethi
It’s not just the green everywhere but everything in nature comes to life. The small streams, the waterfalls, and even the clouds come up with their own stories. – Parikshat Ghising, Instagram
Image by @monkeystale.ca, Instagram
A puja at the small old Rumtek Gompa. The Buddhist temple is painted in red and gold with bright colors on the ceiling. The monks are chanting their mantras in the centre of the room. It’s a very moving experience.
Image by @janak_vegad, Instagram
When you are late for class 2.0
Perched on a hill 23kms from Gangtok, the most convenient way of reaching Rumtek is to take a private vehicle. The monastery is a 1.5 hour drive from The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok with astounding views of the Himalayas all along the route. Hiking to the top of the monastery to Shanti view point exposes you to a breath-taking view of the mountainous region and the gorgeous Gangtok city. So, do carry something warm for this sweater weather to recuperate and be amused by the charm of Rumtek.