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Dubdi Monastery, West Sikkim

Features

Dubdi Monastery was established in 1701 AD during the time of Chakdor Namgyal belonging to the Nyingmapa Sect of Buddhist Lamaism. The double storeyed and south facing square structure of stone is tapering upwards and topped by flat roof of iron sheet with projecting eaves and surmounted by a bell shaped dome of guilt called "Gyalteshen". The interior surface is lavishly painted with the figures of various divinities, saints, demons and other symbols to narrate the religion. Rich collections of manuscripts and other ritual texts are preserved at the ends of the two aisles of the monastery.

Timings

Sunrise to Sunset

Local Transport

It can be approached by trekking only, negotiating steep slope for about an hour from Yuksom.

How to reach

Nearest airport is Bagdogra airport with 160 km. Nearest railway station is Jalpaiguri railway station with 150 km. Private taxis and buses are available from Geyzing.

Distance

35 km from Pelling

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