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Address: Tenzing Norgay Road, Darjeeling 734101, India

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beautiful gompa

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 April 2016
jollywang69
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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

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Ghaziabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

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.

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

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.

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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

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... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

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.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

It might sound odd to review a temple that wasn't open when we went to visit but the point I want to make is that the walk to the Aloobari temple is so fantastic that it doesn't matter that the temple wasn't open. Take the road off Chowrasta that passes the pony stables and just keep walking. At the fork... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

One afternoon drove through the dense clouds and narrow hilly roads to this old and not so attractive monastery. One Buddhist monk (lama) at the new Ghoom monastery intimated me that he believes Aloobari monastery is the oldest monastery in this region and not the Ghoom old monastery. The monastery was found to be under renovation. The ground floor was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

I walked there and have to say it was quite fare (about 40min), but also a gorgeous walk passing old trees, small villages and having a wonderful view to the mountains. Once I was there a guy came to open the temple, downstairs was not much to see, coz the earthquake destroyed a lot. But it was very interesting to... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

The monastery come while coming back from Tiger Hills...in morning u can see locals putting up stalls outside it...when u enter the monastery, one can feel how old it is...it has a historic relevance...lots of colours are used to decorate it... its nt maintained properly dnt know why, the washrooms are pathetic...just visit as a part of tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

This monastery houses is a large multi-storied edifice. There are approximately 250 monks from Tibet and Sikkim housed there; many are students. There is a large room with six large bronze wheels that makes for interesting photographs. Photography is not permitted in the main temple. I met a monk who took me in to the main area; there are many... More 

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