Zang Dhok Palri Phodang

Zang Dhok Palri Phodang

  • Kalimpong
  • West Bengal
  • India

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Zang Dhok Palri Phodang, Kalimpong Overview

The Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Kalimpong is a famous monastery in West Bengal, India. It is at the edge of Duping Dara. The monastery of Kalimpong is also known as Duping Monastery. The Zang Dhok Palri Phodang monastery is sharing the history and religion with holiness.


It is been said that during the exile of the Dalai Lama after the external aggression of China, it took refuge in India. Along with him during his runaway, he brought several religious and unique manuscripts. Today some of the rare documents are found inside the doors of the great monastery Zang Dhok Palri Phodang.


The architecture inside is excellent and complete based on the Buddhist style of architecture where extra space is given to the ceremonial hall. The beautiful paintings and the three-dimensional effect is enough to drag in visitors from all across the world. Within the Kalimpong, this monastery is considered to be divine.


Kalimpong is filled with people following Buddhism which is why this monastery has gained a lot of importance and impetus among the people living here. From the top of the mountain, visitors can see the bright crystal mountains the Kanchenjunga and down below is the strong and fresh winds coming from the river Teesta. Altogether, the experience of visiting this place will make your journey a beautiful dream.


What Are The Nearby Attractions Of Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Kalimpong?


• Tiger Hills: Visiting Kalimpong is incomplete if you don’t go and visit tiger hills. This is the highest point of Darjeeling from where you can see the extravagant and beautiful sunrise above the mountain Kanchenjunga. This is located at 7407 feet above sea level. The hilly trails of the mountains will lead you to the hilltop.

• Namchi: It is the capital of the south Sikkim of the Sikkim, the state of India. It is at the height of around 1315 meters above sea level. This place has got its name from two words, Nam, meaning Sky and Chi, expecting high which together implies the top of the sky.

• Rangit Valley (The Passenger Cable Car): Popularly known as the cable car, the Rangit Valley is the best attention of Darjeeling. This is the oldest passenger cable ropeway that connects Darjeeling with the Singla Bazaar at the hilltop.

• Peace Pagoda: The experience of Peace Pagoda is great and amazing. It was built by the Japanese Buddhist named Nichidatsu Fuji. He is the founder of the Nipponzan-Myo-ho-JiBuddhist order.

• Down Hill: Down Hill is 4km away from the town Kurseong and it is one of the famous hill stations of Darjeeling.


What Are The Local Delicacies?


• Momos: This is one of the most famous Tibetan dishes that are enjoyed by the people of Darjeeling and the visitors visiting there.

• Thukpa: This is one of the best dishes of Tibet and local delight. It is actually got noodle soup served with meat, eggs, vegetables and is served in a large bowl. This is very delicious and in cold weather is fills your heart and stomach.

• Gundruk: It is also a great dish which is very famous among people. It is made out of fermented vegetables, tomato, chilli powder, turmeric, and onions.


Other important aspects about the Monastery


This place is rich in architecture and natural beauty. It is a must to visit it at least once and enjoy the amazing beauty of nature. It is easy to reach and you can take the help of the local guides or the local people. Public transportation and private car bookings are available for visitors.


The place doesn’t have any particular deity but you can experience and feel the Buddhist culture and tradition that fills the air here. Enjoy local food and delights and shopping in this area. There are no entry fees and the timings of the place are from 9 am to 6 pm on all days of the week. You can come and visit this place during these hours of the day.

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