Ghum Monastery, Darjeeling
About Ghum Monastery, Darjeeling
Ghum Monastery, Darjeeling - Address, Phone Number
Address: Hill Cart Rd, Ghoom, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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.
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
- Pizza Place
- Danfay Munal
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Go For the peace and pass some time with yourself. This place has different energy. This place is not in usual tourist circuit as it may not have the glamour and ideal photo shoot spots. It's better that way.
Awsome place ... om mane padme hum
Stayed just beside the Monastry and while morning walk had been to this place and later found it is Ghum Monastry and a famous tourist spot. Seems to be a very old and good maintained Monastry.
on way to darjeeling, beautiful monastery
Old Tibetan monastery nice architecture and lovely surroundings
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