Tharpa Choling Monastery
Tharpa Choling Monastery
4.5

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SaileshSarmah
Tinsukia, India237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
This monastery belongs to the Yellow Hat (Gelugpa) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Founded in 1937, it is the repository of old scriptures and docments.
Gaden Tharpa Choling Monastery is a Gelugpa monastery situated at the hilltop in Kalimpong,
Written March 11, 2015
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My2BareFeet
Calgary, Canada281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
Gaden Tharpa Choling Monastery is about a 30 minute fairly strenuous walk uphill from Damber Chowk in the centre, on a side road just off of K.D. Pradhan Rd, which starts near Damber Chowk.

K.D. Pradhan Rd is fairly steep, especially at the start. I would recommend walking up Rishi Rd from Damber Chowk for about 25 minutes, then turning left at the destined side road going uphill and backwards. Or walking up Rishi Rd 10 minutes to Tripai Rd, up the short Tripai Rd until it merges with K.D. Pradhan Rd, then walking another 15 or so mins until the monastery is nearly directly in front of you.

The place looks modest as you enter through a nice gate, but when you get to the main area, the walls by the front door are really beautifully decorated, and the inside is even more beautiful.

The location has a nice view of Kalimpong.
Written November 21, 2014
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Amitava
Kolkata (Calcutta), India7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
This is a classic Monastery - not very big in size but the paintings and the colorful decor will definitely please you
Written April 4, 2019
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Doc_Subhajit17
Kolkata (Calcutta), India288 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
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.
Written January 3, 2019
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Jharna S
Mumbai, India417 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
A beautiful , tiny little monastery on a hilltop is all that you need for that picture perfect setting. I was told by the resident monks that this monastery was built by Domo Geshe Rinpoche Kalsang in 1912 at the request of Bhutanese and Tibetan leaders. The place is well maintained and very very peaceful!!
Written August 28, 2018
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Sanjeev M
Nashik, India198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
1) This monastery is near town but still very quaint and peaceful. We were blessed with the guidance from a resident monk who kindly took us inside and showed everything.
2) The prayer hall is not very big but with the same serene atmosphere and large paintings related to life of Buddha.
3) The major attraction is the museum located on campus and though compact, it houses many old scriptures and artefacts showing the visit of Dalai Lama to this monastery.
4) A must visit if you have the time and inclination.
Written December 25, 2017
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Suez1956
New Delhi, Delhi, India52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Business
Though small, this monastery is really very beautiful. Although near the city, the campus itself is very peaceful. Also, a small but lovely museum showing many Tibetan Buddhist pictures and much more is located in the campus.
Written November 17, 2017
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echowa
Kolkata (Calcutta), India557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Gorgeous.Peaceful.Very important museum to be visited.We got a guided tour with the kind support of a resident monk.
Written October 16, 2017
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Bp-USA
Grafton, MA182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
All monastaries offer havens of peace. This one seems to hold a special serenity. We heard some older monks reading from ancient books...a privilege for us.
Written July 8, 2017
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kalyan b
Kolkata (Calcutta), India33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Tharpa Choling Monastery is one of the most tranquil experiences you can have at the top of the mountains .although the climb is a bit steep as you move up through the prayer flags, the cool gush of wind flowing across the valley and the fluttering of the prayer flags with occasional monks and tourists makes it a really off beat location to visit. The monastry has been under extension of infrastructure and this time we found the pending constructions having been made. At the top, the entire monstry stands upright right into the clouds with unparalleled view of the distant mountains, fog and peace lapping up the entire area. When we visited in May, there was a debate gong on between the different monks and it was really enjoyable to see s many of them together at one location .. Inside the huge prayer room, the magnificent Buddha is sublime and tranquil. Just sitting in the hall will calm your inner self, give you peace.the scenery is outright serene and unearthly ..
Written June 1, 2017
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