Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling

3.2
#4 of 19 in Historic Sites in Darjeeling
One of the oldest Buddhist temples in the Darjeeling area, Ghoom Monastery stands at an elevation of 2,226 m (7,407 ft) and remains a popular pilgrimage site. Famous for its colorful 5 m (15 ft) high statue of Maitreya Buddha made of clay brought from Tibet, this mid-19th century monastery belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect. Rotating drums provide entertainment for visiting children, and snacks and souvenirs are sold inside the monastery. See Ghoom Monastery and all Darjeeling has to offer by arranging your trip with our Darjeeling trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Worth a visit. Especially for kids. The main prayer hall is magnificent and quite a learning experience to stand there and just look around.  more »
  • Ghum monastery is part of the deal of a local sight-seeing itinerary that you'll make with the local taxi guy/ hotel recommended taxi. As you climb the steep ramp and the flight of stairs, you get an ...  more »
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