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Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling

(3.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
One of the oldest Buddhist temples in the Darjeeling area, Ghoom Monastery stands at an elevation of 2,226 m (7,407 ft) and remains a popular pilgrimage site. Famous for its colorful 5 m (15 ft) high statue of Maitreya Buddha made of clay brought from Tibet, this mid-19th century monastery belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect. Rotating drums provide entertainment for visiting children, and snacks and souvenirs are sold inside the monastery. Using our online itinerary creator, Darjeeling attractions like Ghoom Monastery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A svery small Monastry as compared to others at Gangtok, Dharamshal etc. The climbing down and up is extremely difficult and dangerous as road is broken and littered with stones. The toilet facilities...  more »
  • Established in 1850, this place is a must-visit for everyone coming this side. Don't expect anything grand. On the contrary, expect simplicity. The giant Buddha statue is awe-inspiring.  more »
  • Such a nice place.. huge statue of lord buddha is available there.. buddhist and hindu people should visit there and should pray to god.  more »
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  • The monastery has a unique statue of maitreya or the future Buddha and also a rare statue of jabjung or couple. One have to request the monks for the second one. It belongs to gelugpa section or yellow hat.
  • Good Tibetian Monastry
  • Lovely view and place to get a peace of mind
  • Love the view, beautiful monetary and people were friendly.
  • Nice Place but people are not friendly; it feels they feel annoyed at a traveller's presence