Yiga Choeling Monastery, Darjeeling

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  • The Yiga Choeling Monastery is perhaps the oldest monastry in Darjeeling. It is located close to the Ghoom Railway Station and not many tourists go here. When we went it was open. The interior main ha...  more »
  • it is good but it has less facillities for the travellers. washrooms are not at all good otherwise the place is ok  more »
  • Very nice place, note is closed by 1700 hrs thus plan you trip as per. worth visit as it has nice tibetian status an art  more »
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  • This is one of the best monasteries you can visit. Being 168 years old there is this old world charm to it. The resident idol is Lord Maitreya which is 15 ft high. When you stand in front of the statue you are just mesmerized but it's sheer magnificence. A must visit for those who are looking for a solitude time from the mundane life.
  • A beautiful, holy place of worship for devotees of Buddhism, you can visit Ghoom Monastery on your way back to Tiger Hill or from the Ghoom station itself. A quaint, little Monastery with a lovely, tranquil surrounding- you can offer a prayer here by lighting a lamp near the altar. It’s a good place to buy souvenirs, but only after you do some serious bargaining.
  • One of the less travelled places by the tourists in Darjeeling. But this is indeed a must visit place for anyone who comes to Darjeeling. A beautiful place with a peaceful environment. It is one of the oldest monasteries of this place.
  • Old Ghoom Monastery is the popular name of Yiga Choeling. The monastery belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect and is known for its 15 feet-high statue of the Maitreya Buddha.Y ou can visit it on your way back to Tiger Hill.
  • Ghoom Monestry is famous for the 15 feet high statue of Maitreya Buddha. It is also called Shakya monastery. It was built in 1875 AD. It is notable that this monestry is situated at an altitude of 8000 feet above sea level.
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