North Bengal is a place of multi-religion and multi- culture.There are many colourful places to visit in Siliguri, a town in North Bengal, known as the gateway of North East India. Whenever you are planning to visit North East India, you have to come to Siliguri and may be, you have to stay one night or two in this growing town.
So, if you are in Siliguri for a day, then why will you miss that beautiful monastery?
Touching the sky with songs of birds The Great International Tashi Gomang Stupa is catching the eyes of thousand tourists.
This flawless white marvel Tibetan style architecture is not only a temple but a place where you will get some glimpses of the teachings of Lord Buddha.
The most highlighted feature of this monastery is its 100ft. stupa. People believe that this stupa had been founded by the Tibetan Lama, Kalu Rinpoche.
This prepossessing monastery is located in Sevoke Road, Salugara. It is just 6 km away from Siliguri town.
How to reach The Great International Tashi Gomang Stupa?
The best way to visit this monastery is by city auto or colourful tuktuk. If you have pretty high budget, you can book a car too. There are few stops in Siliguri, from where you will get auto towards Salugara. Those stops are Venus More, Jalpai More and Sevoke More. Before you start your ride you have to tell the auto driver that you want to get down at Salugara Buddha temple or Salugara Buddha Mandir.
The Great International Tashi Gomang Stupa opens at 5:00 am and closes by 11:00am in the morning and again opens at 3:00pm and closes by 5:00pm in the evening.
Some points to be mentioned:
There is no entry fee to enter the monastery and no charges for the camera too. But, you are not allowed to click photos inside the temple. One more thing to mention that pets are not allowed inside the temple compound.
So, what are you waiting for? If you have planned to visit North East India or Darjeeling, do not forget The Great International Tashi Gomang Stupa to feel the Tibetan incense.