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Ghoom Monastery

Address: Ghum, Darjeeling, India
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Ranked #17 of 70 Attractions in Darjeeling
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Its a nice experience. You take a toy train ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom that adds to your experiences after all its UNESCO world Heritage Train.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

When we entered the place close to the closing time, the monk kids were playing football which was a refreshing feel to the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Ghoom Monastry is at an altitude of 2400 m, more than the Darjeeling town. A good spiritual place for a short visit. Outside the monastery, tourists can buy woolen clothes, bags and caps etc at very cheap prices. Tourists can prey inside.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Darjeeling is not the right place for a person who's seeking peace. However the monastery is well situated and offers peace to travelers. This monastery has some amazing artifacts from the 17th century with amazing details about them mentioned. Loved the vibe of the place I could really feel the Buddha within me.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Being the oldest monastery in Darjeeling it is well maintained and the quaint atmosphere it provides will make anyone to close their eyes and pray for a while...peaceful

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited the old Ghoom Monastery and were lucky to see the monks play the long horns as the call to prayer. Just loved the delightful interior and not too many tourists there.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This monastery is very old and when we enter inside we can feel the bliss over there , very peaceful and we can spend some time enjoying the silence. Huge statues where there , we can take some photos to cherish the trip , very close to Batista loop which was design brilliance !!! When we enter from the road... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I expected that being the oldest monastery, I would be viewing a wooden structure or atleast a colourful, (Tibetan Buddhism symbolism) one but the quality of the paintings in no way reflected that. Even the pillar post system typical of a monastery was missing here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Do have a cup of coffee sold by monks, and you can do some junk shopping outside the monestery. If you really want to see monesteries, you're in a wrong place I must say.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Ghoom is a small hilly locality near Darjeelin. Ghoom railway station of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the highest railway station in India. It is situated at an altitude of 2,258 metres (7,407 ft).[1] The place is the home of the Ghoom Monastery and the Batasia Loop, a bend of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. A visit to Darjeeling is absolutely... More 

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