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Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling
(3.7/5 based on 280+ 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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  • This monastery lies at the heart of Ghoom and the entrance way does not reveal the full splendor of what is contained inside. One a fine day, the courtyard of the monastery has a magnificent view of t...  more »
  • We were staying at Sterling which was right next to the monastery and we walked down. Very good calm place with wonderful local people. 
  • A bright and cheery monastery in a peaceful location. The top temple is a gloriously evocative and spiritual place. Well worth the trek. 
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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