Darjeeling is a famous hill station, located in the Indian state of West Bengal. It lies in the Lesser Himalayan ranges at an elevation of around 2,045 m above sea level. This place is popular worldwide for its sprawling tea plantations, uninterrupted natural beauty and pleasant climate. Some of the famous attractions of this hilly town are the Kanchenjunga Mountain, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Tiger Hill, Lloyd Botanical Garden and Bhutia Busty Gompa Monastery. Another famous attraction of this place is the Ghoom Monastery. You can book airline tickets of domestic flights bound to this place on travel websites and visit this fascinating monastery.
This monastery is officially known as Yogachoeling Gompa and is located in a place known as Ghoom in this town. It is located at an altitude of about 8,000 m above sea level and was constructed in 1850 by Lama Sherab Gyatso, who was one of the members of the yellow sect Gelugpa. This is the reason why this monastery follows the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. It is famous for housing a 15 feet tall statue of Maitreya Buddha (the Coming Buddha), which was constructed under the supervision of Trome Ghishay Rimpoche, who was a noted Lama in the region of Chumbi.
Inside this monastery, there are beautiful fresco paintings depicting various commandments given by Lord Buddha to his followers. Decorative alarms, bells and percussion instruments are housed in this monastery. The Buddhist texts of Kangyur of the Tibetan Buddhist canon are also well-preserved inside this monastery. Various images of Chenrezi and Chongapa, who were the disciples of Buddha, are also illustrated in premises of this building. There are many leading domestic flights that connect the town of Darjeeling to different parts of the country. If you want to visit here, you can opt for the national carrier Air India, as well. All you need to do is to go to Air India domestic flight booking page on its official website to make a booking.