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Geden Tharpa Choling Monastery - Things to Know Before Visiting

Tirpai, Kalimpong, West Bengal 734316, India

Buddhist Temples
Man-made Structures- Other
Hill Stations

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About Geden Tharpa Choling Monastery

Tharpa Choling Monastery is a beautiful Buddhist monastery situated in Kalimpong. it is one of the three oldest monasteries in Kalimpong and among the must-visit Kalimpong Tourist Places. It belongs to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. There is a museum which houses many old scriptures and artifacts showing the visit of Dalai Lama to this monastery.

Attractions Near Geden Tharpa Choling Monastery

Mangal Dham Pranami Temple
Mangal Dham Pranami Temple0.88km from Geden Tharpa Choling Monastery

This is a famous Hindu temple located in Kalimpong constructed in the memory of late guru Shir Mangaldasji dedicated to Lord Krishna. There are so many sculptures and there is a beautiful garden outside the temple and the temple is located in a serene surrounding in a calm and quiet area. This attracts a lot of tourists here.

Army Golf Course
Army Golf Course4.17km from Geden Tharpa Choling Monastery

This renowned hill station known for its panoramic landscapes There lies the army's 18 hole golf course maintained by the Indian Army. Photographers paradise by its scenic views.

Morgan House
Morgan House4.29km from Geden Tharpa Choling Monastery

Morgan House is a mansion of British colonial architecture built by an English jute baron Mr George Morgan in the 1930s in the hillstation of Kalimpong. Today, the mansion is a hotel managed by West Bengal Tourism .

Samdruptse Monastry
Samdruptse Monastry15.15km from Geden Tharpa Choling Monastery

One of the most revered monasteries in Sikkim, the Samdruptse Monastery boasts of modern planning and architecture, which is one of its highlights. The monastery is just 72 km Gangtok. In the local language Bhutia, the word ‘Samdruptse’ means ‘The Wish Fulfilling Hill’ and its name is a pointer to the extreme popularity of the monastery amid the devotees as well as the tourists.

Char Dham temple
Char Dham temple15.17km from Geden Tharpa Choling Monastery

Char Dham is a huge pilgrimage & cultural complex developed by the Sikkim Government to promote Religious, Eco and Village tourism in the state. Over Rs. 56 crore has been spent on this complex which spreads across 29 hectares of area on top of a hill known as the Solophok hill in Namchi of south Sikkim. This temple complex is also known as Siddheswar Dham and was inaugurated on 8th November 2011. Char Dham is located about 5kms from Namchi town and accessible by a nice smooth road all the way.

Siddeshwar Dham Namchi South Sikkim
Siddeshwar Dham Namchi South Sikkim15.17km from Geden Tharpa Choling Monastery

It is situated at Solophok hill which is 5 km away from Namchi town. It is believed that a visit to the place is enough to wash away one’s sins. The 108 feet statue of Lord Shiva is encircled and supported by a girdle of twelve Jyotirlingams Chardham, which is situated in India in four different places like East Jagannath, West as Dwarika, South as Rameshwaram, North as Badrinath Dham, where especially Hindus consider the main pilgrimage.

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