Salugara Monastery, established by Tibetan Buddhist Monks is in Siliguri in West Bengal.
Located just 6 km away from the hustle-bustle of the main town, this monastery is a tranquil oasis amidst the chaos. And what’s the highlight, you ask? Well, let me tell you, it’s none other than the magnificent 100 feet stupa founded by the Tibetan Lama, Kalu Rinpoche. This stupa is so huge that you’ll have to crane your neck to take it all in!
If you’re a history buff or a religious soul, you’ll be fascinated to know that the Salugara Monastery also houses five kinds of Buddhist relics.
This monastery, also known as The Great International Tashi Gomang Stupa, is guarded by the hills surrounding it.
But hold your horses, my dear friends! Don’t get too carried away by the peace and tranquillity of the monastery, because as soon as you step outside, you’ll be hit by the chaos of the Sevoke highway. It’s like stepping out of a serene bubble and entering a whirlwind of honking cars and buzzing people.
Nevertheless, the Salugara Monastery is definitely worth a quick stop. And if you’re lucky, you might even get to catch a glimpse of the residence of Dodrupchen Rinpoche, one of the last great masters, who won’t be around for long. So what are you waiting for? Visit the Salugara Monastery and experience the best of both worlds – peace and chaos!