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Old Ghoom Monastery is also known as Yiga Choeling. It is near Darjeeling.

The monastery belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect and is known for its 15 feet (4.6 m)-high statue of the Maitreya Buddha.

It was built during 1850 by the Mongolian astrologer and has the traditional Buddhist architecture.

It is on a mountain and one can enjoy crystal clear view of valley below. You are not allowed to take photos inside the monastery. But you can still capture photo from outside the restricted zone.

There are numerous homestays around the circuit, where one can enjoy a leisure trip.

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Parking Difficulty : Mild
Walking Needed : For 300 meters
Time Needed : 1-2 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 6:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed outside
Video Photography : Allowed outside
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Sevoke Baazar Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Bagdora Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH110
Nearest Landmark : On Sukhia-Pokhri Road

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