Sanga Choeling Monastery
AN ELGIN EXCLUSIVE FEATURE By Rashi Madane
Established in 17th century, this is one of the oldest monasteries in northern India. Besides the Himalayas and thick forest this place indeed gives you a divine atmosphere.
About the Monastery
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Pilgrimage to Sanga Choeling Monastery is undertaken by many Buddhist devotees as part of a religious and heritage circuit encompassing Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse ruins, Khecheopalri Lake, Norbugang Chorten, Dubdi Monastery, Yuksom, and Tashiding Monastery. Being one of the prime holy places amongst pilgrims and devotees, lamas recite hymns at this monastery on the tenth day of every month according to the Tibetan calendar.
The skywalk built around the monastery is an epitome of picturesque panoramic views with the hustling winds, which together make a wonderful spot for photography just the way Rosalin Sahoo, an avid traveller strikes a pose against the amicable backdrop.
The Sanga Choeling Monastery is located at a mere distance of 4kms from The Elgin Mount Pandim, Pelling. So step out for a brisk 10 minutes walk and soak in the grandeur and splendour of this monastery which makes it one of the must-visit locations in your itinerary.