Tsuklakhang Palace

Tsuklakhang Palace, also known as Tsuklakhang Royal Chapel and Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in the heart of the Gangtok town. The beautiful structure contains a main assembly hall in the center. This was where the Sikkim royal family held events like coronation, marriages, and victory ceremonies. The monastery has a large depository of Buddhist scriptures and literature. The altar is engraved with mural paintings and divine words of Buddha and other Bodhisattvas. The monastery celebrates many festivals like Phang Lhabsol and Losoong. Tourists flock this spot when the monks perform the famous mask dance called Chaam. Losar is another dance festival that attracts tourists. The serene environment and natural beauty make the monastery a must-visit place in your Gangtok tour.

Based at the Gangtok Ridge, this outstanding palace flocks tourists every year to witness its pagoda-style architecture. In order to reach the Tsuk la Khang Palace, travelers can book trips between the months of March and May and then even between October and December. There are plenty of buses that connect from the NH31A right up to Gangtok and also to Darjeeling. Also, you can take jeeps, coaches, and taxis from nearby places Badgodra, Kalimpong, and Siliguri to reach the place. By air, you will need to get down at the Bagdogra airport in West Bengal. From there, a road trip of about 125 kilometers to Gangtok will help you reach the destination.

Tourists can enter with no admission fees, but make sure you carry woolen clothes as the palace is relatively cold most of the year. They allow tourists to see the place from early morning and will stop by early evening,