Ghum Monastery

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Hill Cart Rd, Ghoom, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-9832424705
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Monastery

Ghum Monastery - Review

Popularly known as ’ Yiga Choeling Monastery’, Ghoom Monastery is located about 800 ft above the sea level at Ghoom. It is more or less 8 kms away from the Darjeeling town and the monastery includes the Gelug School, exercising the Tibetan rituals. Buddhism is the main religion that is being practiced in this part of the world. Inside the monastery, there is a fifteen feet statue of Gautama Buddha is known as "Maitreya Buddha". Sherab Gyatso in 1875 had built the monastery.

The monks provide a teaching environment to the students. flying the prayer flags is their popular tradition. The atmosphere inside the monastery is very peaceful, and the chants that are being sung in the background by the monks are very soothing. Souvenirs are also available inside the monastery. It has some rare Buddhist manuscripts which can help people gain their spiritual peace. There are very attractive hotels which surround the monastery. Therefore tourists love to be in the monastery very often.

There are shops for daily necessities and the monks provide serenity and peace to their disciples. The monastery has a huge number of trees around it, making the adjoining atmosphere clear of pollution. The number of wells is also attractive. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Darjeeling itinerary 1 day.

Ghum Monastery Information

  • The boundaries and shrines of the premises are adorned with prayer flags depicting the traditions and culture of Tibet.

Ghum Monastery Ticket Prices

  • May charge you for photos as well as taking videos.

How To reach Ghum Monastery by Public Transport

  • It is a ten minute walk from the Ghoom station.

Restaurants Near Ghum Monastery

  • Kunga
  • Pizza Place
  • Danfay Munal

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TripHobo Highlights for Ghum Monastery

  • Ghum Monastery Address: Hill Cart Rd, Ghoom, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102, India
  • Ghum Monastery Contact Number: +91-9832424705
  • Ghum Monastery Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Ghum Monastery Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Ghum Monastery(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ghum Monastery: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ghum Monastery

  • 95% of people who visit Darjeeling include Ghum Monastery in their plan

  • 40.63% of people start their Ghum Monastery visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ghum Monastery

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

94.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ghum Monastery

People normally club together Sai Mandir and Peace Pagoda while planning their visit to Ghum Monastery.

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  • This is one of the best monasteries you can visit. Being 168 years old there is this old world charm to it. The resident idol is Lord Maitreya which is 15 ft high. When you stand in front of the statue you are just mesmerized but it's sheer magnificence. A must visit for those who are looking for a solitude time from the mundane life.

  • A beautiful, holy place of worship for devotees of Buddhism, you can visit Ghoom Monastery on your way back to Tiger Hill or from the Ghoom station itself. A quaint, little Monastery with a lovely, tranquil surrounding- you can offer a prayer here by lighting a lamp near the altar. It’s a good place to buy souvenirs, but only after you do some serious bargaining.

  • One of the less travelled places by the tourists in Darjeeling. But this is indeed a must visit place for anyone who comes to Darjeeling. A beautiful place with a peaceful environment. It is one of the oldest monasteries of this place.

  • Ghoom Monastery oldest Buddhist Temple in Darjeeling west bengal.Ghoom monestery is the popular name of the Yoga Choeling Monastery located at Ghoom stan elevation of 8000 feet 8kms away from Darjeeling. First Tibetan Buddhist Monestery in Darjeeling.

  • Old Ghoom Monastery is the popular name of Yiga Choeling. The monastery belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect and is known for its 15 feet-high statue of the Maitreya Buddha.Y ou can visit it on your way back to Tiger Hill.

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