Aloobari Gompa Monastery

Aloobari Gompa Monastery, Darjeeling

Aloobari Gompa Monastery
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Dhiresh Daga
Malda, India71 contributions
Actually called as Mag Dhog monastery, we were blessed to be staying at a homestay just next door to the Gumpha. Beautifully decorated with lovely murals and colorful paintings, its a small temple but has a strong soul. I am a strong believer in the vibes of certain places, and this place sent out waves of positivity to me, So much so that everyday while I was there, my day started with a walk to the monastery. I would just go and stand or sit in some place and listen to the lovely chants playing inside, and it would make me forget everything else. The monks and the community is amazing too and would often invite you to have food with them or a cup of tea. This is a place that can give you the peace of mind that we so miss in our day to day hustle and bustle. Go there and spend some time just doing nothing and you can feel the joy inside you. Early morning is the time when i preferred to visit and place was mostly empty with just a few locals and monks around.
Written 8 October 2019
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Tamalika M
583 contributions
Family
It is said to be the oldest Gompa in Darjeeling. Since we were staying at a homestay on the Tenzing Norgay Road, we used to take the road, passing by this monastery, to visit Ghoom and other places. It is a beautiful monastery, very serene , with not many tourists.
Written 14 February 2019
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Jharna S
Mumbai, India425 contributions
Friends
Originally called the Yolmowa Mak Dhog Monastry which means keeping wars at a distance it is popularly known as the Aloobari Monastry,Aloobari being the name of the place which is about 3 km from Darjeeling. The bright red and yellow walls and the 2 lions at the gate give the whole place a very striking look!!
Written 23 May 2018
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Dr Anshuman Das
Kurseong, India, Asia1,818 contributions
Friends
Compared to the other Gomphas this is a small temple. This overlooks the valley below. It has one shrine located on the ground floor and an older one on the first floor. Serene and quiet.
Written 6 January 2018
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Peregrineri
New Delhi, India945 contributions
I really like this gompa. There are two main shrine areas, one up and one down. The one on the ground floor has been renovated, but the upstairs one is waiting for funds. It sits in a peaceful location overlooking the valley.
Written 3 May 2017
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rashu23
Ghaziabad, India185 contributions
Family
It is one of the monasteries in Darjeeling all are different from each other and it is worth to see these monasteries.It is situated in small hamlet and you can reach here by walking.Some part is damaged through earthquake.
Written 24 September 2016
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garhwaliya
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India936 contributions
Friends
I went to monastery before to this place so I was not much interested this place as this was similar to other monastery. If you have ample time then only plan to go to this place.
Written 30 April 2016
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jollywang69
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal47 contributions
Friends
we walk from chowrasta to aloobari and its beautiful hiking too. we recommend to hike though it seems faraway but we enjoy it.. the monastery was under repairing and it was destructed by earthquake couple of years before if i am not wrong.. so their construction is going on when we visit... they might need donation if any person want to
Written 22 April 2016
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Tanwani
329 contributions
Couples
Made with colourful brics and the stones painted in red and blue colours makes it very picture perfect location. I went here and clicked lot of pictures of Monastery. Lovely place.
Written 31 August 2015
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Anik_Rahman
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,101 contributions
Solo
The Monastery is still under construction and thus does not always remain open for visitors to get in. The monastery can be reached by walk of a 45 minutes from Darjeeling Chowrasta. I agree with the other traveler with the fact that I would still appreciate the beauty of it even if it is closed. Such a great picturesque location.
Written 1 March 2015
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