Tharpa Choeling Gompa (Monastery), West Bengal

Tharpa Choeling Gompa (Monastery)

Location: Tharpa Choeling Gompa is located on a hill top of Tirpai hill, in the beautiful city of Kalimpong, lying in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Description: A renowned monastery, Tharpa Choeling Gompa was established in the year 1937 by a well known Buddhist Yellow hat sect, also called as Gelukpa. This monastery forms a part of the first three monasteries which were constructed in Kalimpong. The lush green forest adds beauty to the picturesque surroundings of the Gompa. While at this monastery, tourists can get a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. Buddhist devotees and monks are attracted to this location from all over the world. This is an ideal location to meditate and find peace within oneself. The unspoiled beauty of the region makes the visit to the monastery a worthy one. This interesting destination remains on every visitor’s must visit list.

Activity: After offering prayers at the Tharpa Choeling Gompa, tourists can visit different attractions lying in proximity. This town has numerous flower nurseries which add some color to this otherwise dull city. Tourists can also indulge in the shopping of various handicraft items and artifacts which can be purchased at affordable prices. So plan a trip to Kalimpong to view nature at its best.

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