Preaching the message of the peace among all the creeds, Darjeeling Peace Pagoda is a must-see tourist attraction in Darjeeling. Erected in the Japanese style of architecture, it was built under the guidance of a Japanese monk, Nichidatsu Fujii. This astounding site of interest is tantalizing and attracts the tourists extensively.
It Is Known For:-
1) Peace Pagoda is counted among the existing pagodas in India that were built in the Japanese style of architecture
2) It houses the different incarnations of Buddha, especially Maitreya Buddha or Buddha of Future
3) Each day, the chief priest conducts the prayers twice a day. The first prayer of the day takes place early in the morning and lasts for 2 hours. The second prayer is shorter as compared to the first one and is conducted in the evening
4) From this place, an individual can clearly witness the marvelous view of the snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga
Best Time To Visit:-
One can pay a visit to this sacred shrine throughout the year. People of all faiths visit Peace Pagoda frequently. Moreover, no one is bounded to attend the prayers. One can exit from the prayer hall whenever he/she likes. Before exiting, sweets (Prasad) are offered to the visitors.
There are no charges for clicking photos but making videos of the main prayer hall is entirely prohibited.
Peace Pagoda is located in a hilly region and is well-connected with the other parts of Darjeeling. Visitors can hire the service of the local taxis or jeep for commuting to & from the sacred place conveniently.
Nearest Railway Station- Darjeeling Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Bagdogra Airport
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