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  • The Peace Pagoda

    The Peace Pagoda

    The Japanese Peace Pagoda on the slopes of Jalaphar Hill is a short distance from the town and showcases the four avatars of Buddha, including the Maitreya Buddha. It is open to people of all races and creeds and is purposely made to propagate peace and prosperity in the world. ...

  • The Ghoom Monastery

    The Ghoom Monastery

    The Ghoom Monastery, built in 1875 by a lama called Sherab Gyatso, is the largest in Ghoom (8 kilometres from the city of Darjeeling) and holds the statue of the Maitreya Buddha, believed to be ‘The Buddha to Come’. The statue is a whopping 15 feet in height. Also known ...

  • Mag-Dhog Yolmowa Monastery

    Mag-Dhog Yolmowa Monastery

    The Mag-Dhog Yolmowa Monastery, locally known as Aloobari after its location, dedicated to world peace is a popular sight on the Old Military Road. Its construction started in 1914 with the intention of warding off World War I under the supervision of Sri Sangay Lama, a high priest of the ...

  • The Bhutia Busty Gompa

    The Bhutia Busty Gompa

    The Bhutia Busty Gompa is a beautiful walk uphill from the busy Mall Road of Darjeeling through a narrow meandering road. The road, passing by a few houses, finally opens up to verdant trees with just the sound of cool breeze whispering on your ears. The monastery is a bit ...

  • Dhirdham and Mahakal Temples

    Dhirdham and Mahakal Temples

    Dhirdham Temple is a Hindu temple deeply inspired by Tibetan and Buddhist architectural styles. It was built by Rai Saheb Purna Bahadur Pradhan in 1939 and is believed to be a reflection of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    There is a statue of Lord ...

  • Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery

    Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery

    Perched atop the Durpin Hill in the Kalimpong region of Darjeeling, Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery is a beautiful place to visit. Also known as Durpin Monastery, this site holds great religious significance for the Tibetan Buddhism followers. This monastery was consecrated in 1976 by His Holiness Dalai Lama, ...

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  • Dhirdham Temple

    Dhirdham Temple

    Situated in proximity to the railway station, Dhirdham Temple is a popular shrine in the hill station of Darjeeling. Dedicated to Lord Shiva - considered as the Supreme God in Hinduism, this temple attracts countless devotees from all corners of the state and beyond. Owing to its serene surroundings and ...

  • St Theresa Church

    St Theresa Church

    St. Theresa Church is a popular attraction in Kalimpong – a picturesque hamlet in Darjeeling. Built painstakingly by the local and Tibetan craftsmen, this church flaunts an excellent blend of Gothic and Tibetan style of architecture. The intricate wooden carvings and exquisite Biblical illustrations on the interiors of the church ...

  • Peace Pagoda

    Peace Pagoda

    Situated on the slopes of the Jalapahar Hill, Peace Pagoda is a symbol of peace and unity in Darjeeling. The pagoda is counted among the popular landmarks of the destination. Its foundation stone was laid by Nichidatsu Fujii, a revered monk from Japan, who founded the 'Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order'.

  • Mahakal Temple

    Mahakal Temple

    Situated on the Observatory Hill in Darjeeling, the Mahakal Temple represents a unique amalgam of Hindu and Buddhist cultures. This temple stands where the original Dorjeling Monastery was present in olden times, before it got destroyed in an invasion and was eventually shifted to a new location with a new ...

  • Dali Monastery

    Dali Monastery

    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 ...

  • Thongsa Gompa

    Thongsa Gompa

    There cannot be a better way to find peace of mind than meditation, and Thongsa Gompa (also known as Bhutanese Monastery) is the perfect place to meditate and find inner peace. Founded in the year 1692, it is counted amongst the oldest monasteries in the Kalimpong region.

  • Kali Temple

    Kali Temple

    Nestled amidst forest-covered hills in Darjeeling, Kali Temple is one of the popular places of religious importance. This is the only shrine in the area that is dedicated to ‘Goddess Kali’, one of the main forms of the Hindu deity ‘Durga’. Goddess Kali, also known as 'Kalika' and 'Bhavatarini', is ...

  • Yiga Choling Gompa

    Yiga Choling Gompa

    Yiga Choling Gompa, also known as Ghoom Monastery, is the best place for nature lovers and nirvana seekers. Belonging to the Gelug sect, this beautiful gompa is renowned for its 15 feet tall Maitreya Buddha (Coming Buddha) statue. The mastermind behind the grand structure of this monastery was Sherab Gyatso ...

  • Tharpa Choeling Gompa

    Tharpa Choeling Gompa

    Tharpa Choling Gompa, perched on the Tirpai Hills, is one of the oldest monasteries in the Kalimpong region. Belonging to the Gelug sect and headed by the Tibetan spiritual leader - Dalai Lama, this religious site was established in 1937. Embraced by towering Himalayan ranges from all sides, this place ...

  • Salugara Monastery

    Salugara Monastery

    Salugara Monastery, located about 6 km away from the main city of Siliguri, is one of the most revered sites for Buddhists. This well-known monastery was set up by some Tibetan monks, who were supporters of the Tibetan spiritual Guru, Dalai Lama. Its major highlight is the 100 ft tall ...

  • Devi Sthan Temple

    Devi Sthan Temple

    Devi Sthan Temple is a famous religious spot in Mirik, located on the banks of Mirik Lake. This shrine is dedicated to Goddess Singha Devi. There are various other temples located on the banks of the lake that are dedicated to Hindu deities Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman and Goddess Kali. ...

  • Debi Sthan House of Goddess

    Debi Sthan House of Goddess

    Debi Sthan - House of Goddess is a beautiful temple situated in the Godak Village in Bindu, West Bengal. Popularly known as Debi Sthan locals, this shrine is an important religious centre lying on the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges. Devoted to the tribal Goddess, the temple is accessible ...