Phodong Monastery is situated in the northern part of the state of Sikkim. It lies at a distance of approximately 28 km from the capital city of Gangtok. One of the six most important monasteries of Sikkim, Phodong dates back to the early 18th century. However, the monastery that we see today is not the original one and was rebuilt. Presently, it boasts of being one of the most beautiful monasteries in the state and serves as the residence of approximately 260 monks.
The monastery also has a rich collection of some ancient murals. The annual festival at Phodang Gompa of India takes place on the 28th and 29th day of the tenth month of the Tibetan Calendar (usually December). The celebrations of the festival include the performance of religious dances by the monks.
How to Reach Phodong Monastery
The nearest airport is that of Bagdogra in West Bengal.
The nearest railway station is at New Jalpaiguri.
National Highway 31 A connects Gangtok with Kolkata, Siliguri, Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Regular bus services, jeeps and taxis are available between Gangtok and Siliguri.
This article provides information about the Phodong Monastery of Sikkim. Check out the Phodang Gompa, India.
|Location:||Approximately 28 km from Gangtok, Sikkim|
|Founded In:||Early 18th century|