Dali Monastery
Dali Monastery
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Biswa Mukherjee
Fort Mill, SC717 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I have been to literally hundreds of monasteries in India, Nepal and Bhutan and never have I found one which closes everyday for 'lunch time'. Totally absurd. Incase you are planning to come, please note that 11.30 to 12.30 the monastery is closed. I reached at 11.35 and was told by the guard that I will have to come after 12.30. Meanwhile I saw one local group of Nepali speaking people enter after me. I asked the guard why were they allowed in, and he answered that they were there to do some puja. I noticed the group was in jeans and clicking pictures inside the monastery. Clearly they were not there for any puja. The guard made a mockery out of me and fellow tourists who were also denied entry. The whole concept of a religious building completely shutting down for lunch is ridiculous. I am fully respectful of Tibetan Buddhism and its culture but I can't understand this. Is this a branch of the SBI bank or what?! I am never going there again.
Written 31 July 2022
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sayantan
Kolkata (Calcutta), India22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
thought he monastery is very beautiful from outside we couldnt visit as it is closed due to covid 19 pandemic
Written 20 November 2020
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Mander Mukherjee
Kolkata (Calcutta), India315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Its a big monastery by the roadside. One can easily see the monastery as they enter Darjeeling. Its a very peaceful place and should be on visiting list of everybody.
Written 23 December 2019
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Seb L
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Pretty impressive design and nice view from there, just right there by the road... Very nice inside the main temple.
Written 14 December 2019
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Sightsee737349
McLeod Ganj, India592 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
It’s such a spiritual place and such a beautiful monastery of Darjeeling area . It’s a highly recommended place
Written 26 November 2019
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The Great
Rajkot, India283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
its good monastery in Darjeeling and its so big and awesome view from the upper side of it. nice to see
Written 16 September 2019
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Davidbac2019
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The monastery located 3km from Darjeeling town You must experience this for yourself. Become enchanted by the elaborate Tibetan architecture, characterized by rich symbolism and natural pigments of red, green, blue and green
Written 4 August 2019
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rkmanchi
Chelmsford, MA672 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Dali wasn’t a part of our itinerary originally and since a very foggy day led to many of our visits being short, we chose to head to Dali just after visiting Ghoom monastery. I found this one to be better in terms of a a visiting experience, perhaps because it’s more vast and seems better organised

There are these huge bells that are bigger than any of the bells we saw during the trip. The temple itself is vast and there are many stories told through paintings which are quite captivating.

The monastery is located at a greater height so there is a beautiful view of Darjeeling and on a cloudy day, one could see a blanket of clouds wrapping the town of Darjeeling.
Written 24 July 2019
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Harshvardhan Kulkarni
Mumbai, India12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Thats all we got to do. The main prayer hall was locked. Only opens for the puja. You can see from your car only. No need to climb all the way up.
Written 5 June 2019
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Saikat Sengupta
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
A lesser visited place in Darjeeling as most of the tourists visit Ghoom Monastery, while coming back from Tiger Hill.
This monastery is on the way to Batasia Loop form Darjeeling on the main Road.
Need to move up a few stairs to reach the Prayer Hall.
Fortunately we were there during morning prayer, it was just a heavenly feeling. A huge idol of Lord Buddha, & more than 100 monks reciting chants together along with Tibetan drums & horns.
Just amazing.
None recommends you go there & try to fit this in your itinerary, you will like it.
Written 11 May 2019
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