Built in the 19th century, Ghoom Monastery in Darjeeling is one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries. Also known as Yiga Choeling Monastery, this popular religious site is about 7 kms away from the town of Darjeeling.
At the entry gate of the Ghoom Monastery, visitors are likely to come across a huge ‘Maitreya Buddha’ statue, which is one of the highlighted features of this sacred site. Besides the magnificent Buddha statue, one can also check out different Tibetan items like Ornate Thanka scrolls, drums and bells inside the monastery.
As far as the visiting hours are concerned, this popular Buddhist monastery in Darjeeling stays open from 10 in the morning till evening 6. There is no entry fee, although you might get charged for clicking photographs inside the monastery premises.