INSTITUTE OF TIBETOLOGY
Institute of Tibetology is the only one of its kind in the world. It was established to promote research on the language and traditions of Tibet as well as into the Mahayana sector of Buddhism. It boasts of one of the world's largest collection of books , rare manuscripts on Mahayana Buddhism and other religious works of art like incredibly finely executed silk embroidered thankas.
(Gangtok - Sikkim)
Orchid Sanctuary boasts of its 454 species of orchid found in Sikkim. About a km beyond the institute stands a huge Chorten whose gold apex is visible from many points in Gangtok.