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Tashiding Monastery, Yuksom

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According to legend, the site for Tashiding Monastery was chosen by a guru, who shot an arrow from his bow and decided that the building would be constructed on the spot where it landed. Sitting at an altitude of 1,465 m (4,806 ft), the hilltop monastery offers memorable views over the surrounding mountainous landscape. Embark on the 40-minute uphill walk to reach the monastery, where you can appreciate its humble but attractive architecture. Make Tashiding Monastery a centerpiece of your Yuksom vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Yuksom trip planner .
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  • We deliberately stopped in Tashiding to visit this ancient monastery, stayed at the wonderful new Rabney Residency hotel. In the morning we visited the monastery and our dream came true! But it should...  more »
  • For Yuksom, I must say the village is beautifully maintained. It is set up model village. if you want you can stay there for a day. Truly there is nothing to do apart from cherishing the green surroun...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful monastery of Sikkim. I would love to visit again next time.
  • Tashiding is a small village on a hilltop near Pelling. The Tashiding monastery belongs to the Nyingmapa order and is highly revered among the people of Sikkim. Build on the top of the hill and looming over the Rathong and Rangit river, the monastery can be seen from far and wide. It is believed that even a slight glimpse of the monastery can cleanse mortals of all sins. The monastery was built during the 17th Century. There are a large number of oranges orchards and cardamoms plantations around Tashiding which can be visited from here. Inside the monastery, a pot of holy water is kept sealed only to be revealed and its droplets given to devotees once every year at the Bumchu Festival during the 14th and 15th day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar.
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