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Address: Tenzing Norgay Road, Darjeeling 734101, India

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beautiful gompa

we walk from chowrasta to aloobari and its beautiful hiking too. we recommend to hike though it seems faraway but we enjoy it.. the monastery was under repairing and it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2016
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I went to monastery before to this place so I was not much interested this place as this was similar to other monastery. If you have ample time then only plan to go to this place.

Thank garhwaliya
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

we walk from chowrasta to aloobari and its beautiful hiking too. we recommend to hike though it seems faraway but we enjoy it.. the monastery was under repairing and it was destructed by earthquake couple of years before if i am not wrong.. so their construction is going on when we visit... they might need donation if any person want... More 

Thank jollywang69
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Made with colourful brics and the stones painted in red and blue colours makes it very picture perfect location. I went here and clicked lot of pictures of Monastery. Lovely place.

Thank Tanwani
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Monastery is still under construction and thus does not always remain open for visitors to get in. The monastery can be reached by walk of a 45 minutes from Darjeeling Chowrasta. I agree with the other traveler with the fact that I would still appreciate the beauty of it even if it is closed. Such a great picturesque location.

Thank Anik_Rahman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It might sound odd to review a temple that wasn't open when we went to visit but the point I want to make is that the walk to the Aloobari temple is so fantastic that it doesn't matter that the temple wasn't open. Take the road off Chowrasta that passes the pony stables and just keep walking. At the fork... More 

1 Thank Koshkha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

One afternoon drove through the dense clouds and narrow hilly roads to this old and not so attractive monastery. One Buddhist monk (lama) at the new Ghoom monastery intimated me that he believes Aloobari monastery is the oldest monastery in this region and not the Ghoom old monastery. The monastery was found to be under renovation. The ground floor was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I walked there and have to say it was quite fare (about 40min), but also a gorgeous walk passing old trees, small villages and having a wonderful view to the mountains. Once I was there a guy came to open the temple, downstairs was not much to see, coz the earthquake destroyed a lot. But it was very interesting to... More 

Thank uishi
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The monastery come while coming back from Tiger Hills...in morning u can see locals putting up stalls outside it...when u enter the monastery, one can feel how old it is...it has a historic relevance...lots of colours are used to decorate it... its nt maintained properly dnt know why, the washrooms are pathetic...just visit as a part of tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This monastery houses is a large multi-storied edifice. There are approximately 250 monks from Tibet and Sikkim housed there; many are students. There is a large room with six large bronze wheels that makes for interesting photographs. Photography is not permitted in the main temple. I met a monk who took me in to the main area; there are many... More 

Thank mantamoon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Damaged by the earthquake and under restoration this small, historic monastery is filled with colourful murals and buddhist artefact and provokes the imagination to give insight into the daily life as monk in years gone by and today. Helpful caretaker guide

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