: Sikkim, in the north eastern state of India.
Best time to Travel
: March to late May, October to Mid-December.
: The Pilgrimage Centre.
Phensang Monastery is situated in the northern part of Sikkim, India.
Know Phensang Monastery in Sikkim
This monastery was built in 1721 during the time of Jigme Pawo. In
1947 it was completely gutted by a devastating fire. However it was
rebuilt in 1948. It is present in North Sikkim. There are around 300
monks under the monastery and the main annual function in the monastery
is on the 28th & 29th days of the tenth month of the Tibetan Calender
which normally corresponds to the month of December.
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 -
: 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.
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.
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.