Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Syari Rd, M.P.Golai, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101


Since its establishment in 1958, the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology has sponsored and promoted research on the religion, history, language, art and culture of the people of the Tibetan cultural area which includes Sikkim. The NIT library holds one of the largest collections of Tibetan works in the world outside Tibet and a museum of Tibetan iconography and religious art. It has published the Bulletin of Tibetology since 1964 and numerous books over the years.

The site on which the institute was established was donated by the late Chogyal (king) of Sikkim Sir Tashi Namgyal. The foundation stone of the institute was laid by the 14th Dalai Lama on the 10th of February 1957 and the institute was declared open by the late Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the 1st of October 1958. The institute’s main building is an imposing monument and a splendid example of Sikkimese architecture.

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Visiting hours : 10.00AM to 04.00PM  It is closed on Sundays, second Saturdays every month and on official government holidays.

Entry fee : Rs.10/- per person

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
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