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Yiga cheoling monastery-Ghoom

Yiga Cheoling Monastery

Yiga Choeling monastery popularly known as Ghoom monastery is located at Ghoom and was built in 1850 by Lama Sherab Gyatso, this ancient monastery is said to have been blessed by the renowned Domo Geshe Rimpoche of Tibet. The specialty of this monastery is that it contains the statue of the 'Future Buddha' known as Maitreye Buddha. The Monastery has also preserved some of the rare handwritten Buddhist manuscripts. You could visit the monastery on your return journey to Darjeeling from Tiger Hill.