Dali Monastery in Darjeeling

Dali Monastery - An architectural marvel.

Dali Monastery - An architectural marvel. | Photo credit: Bombardier/flickr

Dali Monastery Overview

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An architectural marvel, Dali Monastery is one of the most prominent monasteries of the Kargyupa sect, built by Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche in 1971. Located around 4 km away from the main town of Darjeeling, this religious site is popularly referred to as Druk Thupten Sangag Choling Monastery. This monastery is home to about 200 monks, who came to live here from the Himalayan region. More importantly, it serves as the headquarters of the Kargyupa lineage’s supreme - Drukchen Rimpoche XII.

The gompa is also known for the visit of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, who came here in 1993 to spread Buddha’s teachings in the region. There is a small library in the monastery where people can see a collection of Buddhist scriptures and other literary work.

  • Opening Closing Time 07:00 am – 07:00 pm

  • Photo Opp

    Dali Monastery is a religious centre with impressive architecture and picturesque surroundings, which are worth capturing.
  • For Kids

    Kids visiting the monastery with their parents get acquainted with Buddhism and its tradition.
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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Hill Cart Road, West Point, Darjeeling, 734102, West Bengal‎