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About Ghoom Monastery

Near Tiger Hill, is the Yiga Choeling Tibetan Monastery of the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect. It is also called the Ghoom Monastery. Built in 1850 by Lama Sherpa Gyaltsho, a Mangolian Monk, it is famous for its beautiful Thangka on the walls, fancy bells, and drums. It houses a 15-foot high Maitreya Buddha statue that captivates the surroundings with its aura. This attraction in Darjeeling is a storehouse of Tibetan translations of popular Sanskrit works such as Meghadoot by Kalidasa, Nagamandala by Sriharsa and Nyaya Krit by Dharmakriti, to name a few. Situated at a distance of about 8 Km from the center of the city, you can reach the Gompa by taking the Hill Cart Road. If you seek peace and serenity, then there is no better place than Ghoom Monastery in Darjeeling.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear, Camera

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