State : 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
Know Phensang Monastery in Sikkim
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
Phensang Monastery in Sikkim is easily approachable form
Gangtok, the capital city of
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,
NOTE : Foreigners need a permit to enter Sikkim (available at
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.