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Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 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 is an average place located near Ghoom station. Tourists can visit this place without any additional planning for this place within 30 minute gap of the joy ride. This is a must see place in Darj...  read more »
  • We were staying in Darjeeling and has hooked toy training Ride through which we visited the Ghoom monastery. Wonderful place, with Bhutiyas selling woollens outside on the street. Big statue of Gautam...  read more »
  • I did not find anything interesting. Very small in size. It is in the city and on the road, so you can have a visit there. 
  • Bullshit place ! Hated it....not visiting ever again. !!!!
  • While high in the village of Ghoom, the monastery is splendid
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