Ghoom Monastery (Samten Choeling)
Ghoom, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102, India
About Ghoom Monastery (Samten Choeling)
Ghoom Monastery is the oldest Tibetan Buddhist Monastery of Darjeeling established in 1850 by Lama Sherab Gyatso. A 15-foot high statue of Maitreyi Buddha is the main attraction of this monastery. It is located at an elevation of 8000 feet and the visitors are treated to a beautiful view of the majestic Kanchenjunga outside the monastery.
Attractions near Ghoom Monastery (Samten Choeling)
The Batasia Loop is a spiral railway created to lower the gradient of ascent of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which was commissioned in 1919. There is no better place to get a 360 degree view of Darjeeling's landscape including the hill town and the snow covered peaks.
Darjeeling Peace Pagoda is one of the Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds to help unite them in their search for world peace.The Peace Pagoda here showcases four avatars of Buddha. This is the tallest free standing structure in Darjeeling.
A botanical garden named after William Lloyd which was created in 1878 CE, to preserve the native floral species of Darjeeling Himalayan hill region. The garden comprises terraced lands, rolling slopes, tall trees and lush green bushes mixed with grass. It is a well-known visitors paradise in Darjeeling.
The highest mountain in Darjeeling which is famous for the splendid viewpoints and natural beauty. The magnificent view of snow-capped mountains sitting amidst cotton clouds attracts tourists to Tiger Hill from all over the country. Trekking and adventure lovers can explore this place .
It is the largest high altitude zoo in india which was situated in the town of Darjeeling which specializes in breeding animals adapted to alpine conditions. The zoo serves as the central hub for Central Zoo Authority of India's red panda program and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is the main tourist attraction in Darjeeling.
Mirik lake is a natural tourist attraction which has picturesque natural surroundings and invigorating climate. It is also known as Sumendu Lake. There is pine trees and lush green gardens around the lake. Boating, fishing, horse riding are the other attractions here.
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