Tharpa Choling Monastery, Kalimpong

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Gaden Tharpa Choling Monastery is a Gelugpa monastery situated at the hilltop in Kalimpong, India. The monastery was founded by Domo Geshe Rinpoche Ngawang Kalsang in 1912. History says that Domo Geshe Rinpoche lived in Kalimpong in 1906 when he came to India for pilgrimage and to collect medicinal plants from India, Nepal and Bhutan. At the request of the Tibetan merchants and some Bhutanese leaders living in Kalimpong to establish a monastery there, Rinpoche instituted this monastery. Gaden Tharpa Choling monastery is a non-profitable development Association, registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961.
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  • This is a classic Monastery - not very big in size but the paintings and the colorful decor will definitely please you 
    This is a classic Monastery - not very big in size but the paintings and the colorful decor will definitely please you  more »
  • Finding the road leading to it was tricky. The interior is very intricately painted. There is garden full of different coloured flowers. The view of the Kalimpong city from here is enchanting. 
    Finding the road leading to it was tricky. The interior is very intricately painted. There is garden full of different coloured flowers. The view of the Kalimpong city from here is enchanting.  more »
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  • The place is just awesome.. You all would love it... A must visit place, lot of things to know from the museum as well that is available at the premises...
  • Beautiful monastery, currently closed but well maintained and serene. The view of the Kalimpong city is mesmerizing from the prayer hall side.

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