Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology was established by Chogyal Tashi Namgyal in 1958, the foundation stone of the institute was laid by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and this famed institute was formally inaugurated a year later by Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It is renowned world over for sponsoring and promoting research on the religion, history, language and art of the Tibetan cultural area , with special focus on SIkkim.

Its Library is well stocked with rare books and manuscripts on Mahayana Buddhism. This institute houses a well appointed museum which displays Buddhist artefacts, paintings and texts.