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Address: Ghum, Darjeeling, India
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Cradle of Peace

The environment here is very tranquil. When you are sitting in front of a large Buddha statue and monks are chanting mantra around you, you go into a complete different kind of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The environment here is very tranquil. When you are sitting in front of a large Buddha statue and monks are chanting mantra around you, you go into a complete different kind of a trance. I'll highly recommend this experience to everyone. Not to forget the small coffee shop next to it which serves great coffee.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Big idols is the attraction here. Apart from this, nothing special here. But it falls on the way back to Darjeeling from Tiger hills, so can be visited.

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Cooch Behar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ghoom Monastery, a worship place and gurukul for Buddhist. It is a silent and attractive place. Buddhism is so open that they allow personal from all religions to visit their worship place and teaches kindness. I love the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good place. Very beautiful observation point. You can come, sit and relax for 1-2 hours. Very picturesque.

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is nicely located and well maintained. You'll find the many monasteries in the region but Ghoom monastery has its own place.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited Ghoom Monastery, we felt like we were in a temple. More than 200 monks offered their prayers by sitting in front of Lord Buddha.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, intimate, serene. Must visit for those looking for a bit of heaven in the bustle of Darjeeling

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Indore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited there in evening so no crowd was there.very peaceful and religious atmosphere. little monks/students roaming,playing there. nice view point but whole place need some maintainance work including cleanliness. i visited many many monasteries in Himachal,Laddhakh and Sikkim but this one is not that neat and clean. it is having a big prayer wheel and many frescos on walls.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yiga Choeling Monastery, some time known as Ghoom Monastery was the first Tibetan Monastery built in 1850 in Darjeeling. It is worthwhile visiting this as the original paintings date from that era. It is worth at least a 2 hour visit. We were lucky we met an English Speaking monk who took us around and explained various aspects of Buddhism.... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the experience here. Monks are friendly and always smiling. Too much crowded though. This place is easily accessible via public transport.

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