Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling

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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. Put Ghoom Monastery and other Darjeeling attractions into our Darjeeling trip itinerary planning tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • One of the oldest place in Darjeeling. Located in Near Ghum Railway station. Very small and old monastery. This monastery reminds us of rich Buddhists culture and its heritage here in Darjeeling. 
    One of the oldest place in Darjeeling. Located in Near Ghum Railway station. Very small and old monastery. This monastery reminds us of rich Buddhists culture and its heritage here in Darjeeling.  more »
  • We visited it early morning and sat in the Monastery for 20-30 mintues while watching the monks/lamas doing their prayers. Peaceful and serene. A must visit 
    We visited it early morning and sat in the Monastery for 20-30 mintues while watching the monks/lamas doing their prayers. Peaceful and serene. A must visit  more »
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  • Ghoom Monastery is perhaps one of the oldest monasteries in India. The road to entrance is not very smooth and specially during the monsoons. Like any Buddhist monastery there is a sense of spirituality and calmness all around. You will see lot of young monks who stay and get trained in the monastery. You will see a small souvenir and tea shop just outside. There's a giant prayer wheel. Inside the main room there is an enormous Buddha statue which is so elegant and blissful almost offering a silent blessing to all who come here. There are beautifully designed murals along the side walls. The whole atmosphere is so beautiful. You can spend some time here and get blended with the surrounding Once you come out of the Monastery there's a small shop offering some refreshments. Ghoom Monastery is a bit far from Darjeeling Mall road so best to travel with your own vehicle.
  • Very nice and peaceful place. The small monks are very adorable and innocent. Had tea and snacks there and the little boy by mistake under charged me. So I calculated it for him and paid him the difference. So please do your calculation and make sure they get the correct amount. Also guest please keep silence at such places of worship

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