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Ghoom Monastery

Ghoom Monastery in Darjeeling

Yiga Choling Gompa , the region’s most famous monastery. Built in 1850, it enshrines a 5m-high statue of Jampa (Maitreya or ‘Future Buddha’) and 300 beautifully bound Tibetan texts.
One is greeted by a huge 'Maitreya Buddha' statue at the entrance gate of the Gompa. Visitors also find bells, ornate thanka scrolls as well as drums inside the Gompa.

There is a charge for taking photograph inside. For a still picture was Rs. 10/- per photo and Rs. 50/- for a video shot.

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West Bengal, India
Time Needed:
2 hours
6962 feet
88.2501644°N, 27.0116774°E
Distance from Darjeeling to Ghoom Monastery
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Read what travellers has say..

Overall Rating:4.1

  '3' out of 5
"Nice Place but people are not friendly; it feels they feel annoyed at a traveller's presence"
  '4' out of 5
"Best place to get peace of mind"
  '1' out of 5
"Bullshit place......boring as hell.....too much commercialisation done !"
  '4' out of 5
"A sacred budhist monastery"
  '4' out of 5
"Holy place. Worth visiting once."

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 5, 2016