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Sanga Choeling Monastery


There is something enthralling about the divine aesthetic coupled with picturesque beauty, which can make you experience the highest form of serenity. One such breath-taking gem is The Sanga Choeling Monastery situated in Pelling.
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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

Regarded as one of the oldest monasteries in the North-East of India, this holy shrine was established in the 17th century by Lama Lhatsun Chempo. Accessible only by foot, this eye-pleasing experience requires traversing a steep hilly track of 4 kilometres which boasts of rich forest cover all around making the effort worth the destination. With daunting architecture comprising of ancient clay statues, the aura of this monastery speaks for itself. It has been affected by fires and rebuilt again, and the spirit of the divine gets stronger with each renovation.


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The tranquil atmosphere of the Sanga Choeling Monastery is the ultimate heavenly salvation one can seek.

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.

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The panoramic views coupled with aesthetic architecture is the essence of the Sanga Choeling Monastery.

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.

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