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Address: Ghum, Darjeeling, India
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A quiet attraction

The monastery is a quiet place, just besides the bustling traffic offering solace and peace as the statue of Budha presides over you

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

At first, the Tibetan monastery appeared quite ordinary, a bit run down. Inside the Monastery, a large golden statue ot Maitreya quietly awaits. The facial expression changes by angle, and you would be amazed to compare the photos you have taken yourself with the ones taken by others. That is very ordinary, for any Buddha statue, but this Maitreya is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Nothing great..ask the driver to take you to a bigger monastery.. dont remember the name.. but we saw one on our way.. asked the driver and he said the other monasteries are better than Ghoom.. But they all jus take to Ghoom since its easier and on the way.. Ghoom is quite boring..very small..nothing extraordinary..guess there are mch more beautiful... More 

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Jorhat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The monastery is a quiet place, just besides the bustling traffic offering solace and peace as the statue of Budha presides over you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A beautiful old monastery in Ghoom. Travelled with family there in April 2015. A holy place which brings in the old world charm. A place of devotion and faith. Must visit once in Darjeeling.

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Allahabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Ghoom (Darjeeling) has not a big monastery name ‘Yiga Choeling Monastery’ at elevation of 8000 fit. Monastery has a 15 feet high statue of ‘Maitreya Buddha- coming Buddha ’, where any one can feel positive and energetic vibration. A school is also running in compound of monastery by Monks.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

one of the most serene places.. a experience one can never forget.. essence of a beautiful culture!!

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Thane, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It's a small monastery and has a big statue of Buddha. It's one of the old Monasteries in Darjeeling. You can click photographs of Buddha inside.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is just a basic Monastery like others. Nothing special. Will find one small shops for gifts and Buddhist spiritual things. Don't try to use toilet here as it's terrible. ..

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Visited Darjeeling with mine and friend's family. While they decided to stay in-doors, me and wife took the hotel's advice and left early morning to visit Ghoom Monastery. Totally worth the visit. The prayers started as we visited and the experience and sound was surreal. Loved the experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Like all monasteries the building is clean and looks quite nice, but since the monastery is so close to the street, literally a few metres away it is a bit noisy but that shouldn't bother you much. The point to remember is to wear warm socks before entering the monastery as the ground is made of wood and on a... More 

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