Thongsa Gompa (Bhutanese Monastery), Kalimpong, West Bengal

Thongsa Gompa (Bhutanese Monastery), Kalimpong

Kalimpong is famous for its several monasteries, which are spread all across the region and present an ideal place for spiritually inclined people. Thongsa Gompa is one such monastery, which is also famous with the name Bhutanese Monastery. This monastery was set up in the year 1692 and is said to be the oldest monastery located in Kalimpong region. The original Gompa was demolished during the disruption of Gurkhas in the state of Sikkim. So it was renovated and established in this monastery again. The Gompa that originally existed was built during the Bhutanese rule under the counsel of King of Bhutan.

This is an ideal place for meditation and the Buddhist monks everyday offer prayers in this monastery. Activities aimed at uplifting spirituality take place here every day. Every part of the Gompa is accessible to the tourists and this Gompa acts as an important attraction for the tourists.

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