Yiga Choeling Monastery
Yiga Choeling Monastery
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Pala49
Brooklyn Park, Australia209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This Bhuddist Monastery built over 150 years ago is special to visit even for non Bhuddist. The Bhuddist statue inside and the artwork is of a special variety and it is very peaceful although you would need a driver to get you there as it is a bit off the main road.
Written 20 October 2019
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Devanand13
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Situated in Rumketa around 1 hr distance from Darjeeling. Serene and calm place. Beautiful location.
Written 4 June 2019
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Philip R
Huby, UK887 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Coming down from our Tiger Hill trip, we were very pleasantly surprised to get to this place. It's hidden up a backstreet where there are very, very few passing places.
A totally serene and peaceful place, there is a workshop to the right where cups for candles are filled. There is an incredible amount of history here but the whole place is adorned with colourful depictions of myths and stories from Indian Buddhist Religion. Well worth a visit!!
Written 26 November 2015
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Paradise14228048624
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Serene place with beutiful scenery .
Lot of stalls for shopping woolen stoles n shawls at reasonable prices
Written 18 April 2023
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iti_94
jamshedpur270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
this is the only monastery we visited during our darjeeling tour .just in a busy road .we climbed up the stairs and there was a nice view also buddha statue is there along with a room with very huge prayer wheels
Written 22 March 2023
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Tannu D
Srinagar District, India112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Yiga Choeling Gompa, the Darjeeling area's most famous monastery, founded in 1850, houses up to 40 monks of the Gelugpa school. The serene temple has wonderful old murals and enshrines a 5m-high statue of Jampa (Maitreya; ‘Future Buddha’) and 300 beautifully bound Tibetan texts. It's on the western edge of Ghum, 6km south of Darjeeling: from Ghum station, walk 100m west along the main road towards Darjeeling, turn left at the sign for the monastery and go 600m.
Written 29 November 2019
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KrispyPlymouth
Plymouth, UK409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
If you are on holiday here and interested in the Buddhist faith then this monastery is well worth a visit. It is one of the few where you can take photos inside, if you buy a permit. Well worth the 100 rupee charge.
Inside you can see hundreds of tantras in painted cases, wonderful statues and amazing wall art.
This is definitely a working monastery, you may well get the chance to talk to some of the monks.
Great prayer wheels too. Remember to go clockwise!
Written 5 November 2018
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Paulellwood
Cambridge, UK188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This small monastery has a fascinating history especially with its links to the Dhali Lama. Lots to look at and learn here..
Written 13 October 2018
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Surendra Kumar M
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Its one of the Oldest Monastery in Darjeeling. But if you are travelling from Sikkim (Namchi and Peeling) you may not feel to visit the monastery. This monastery is not maintained very well. It has less facillities for the travellers. Washrooms are the worst.
Written 31 May 2018
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Parwathi H
818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
The Yiga Choeling Monastery is perhaps the oldest monastry in Darjeeling. It is located close to the Ghoom Railway Station and not many tourists go here. When we went it was open. The interior main hall is very peaceful and serene. The main feature is a dominating statue of Maitreya or the Future Buddha. The walls also had interesting paintings.
Written 2 May 2018
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