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Ghoom Monastery

Published Date: 08-May-2024

Ghoom Monastery, also known as Yiga Choeling Monastery, is one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the region. Housing a 15-feet high statue of Maitreya Buddha, the monastery is a serene place for meditation and reflection and a must-visit among the famous places in Darjeeling to visit.

  • Location: Ghoom, Darjeeling
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Distance from Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Station: 7 km
  • Time required: 1-2 hours
  • Best for: It is one of the best places to visit in Darjeeling with family.
  • Tip: Respect the religious customs and maintain silence inside the monastery.
  • Nearby Attractions: Tso Lhamo Lake, Katao, Observatory Hill, Mahakal Temple, Mirik Lake
  • Nearby Restaurants: Grains By Udaan Himalayan, Sonam’s Kitchen, Tom & Jerry’s, Dekevas Restaurant, Kunga Restaurant
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.3 rating and 8,000 reviews

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