Dubdi Monastery


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Dubdi Monastery Overview

Ranked 7 of 26 sightseeing in Pelling

Dubdi Monastery also commonly called as the Yuksum Monastery is another Buddhist pilgrim centre located in the Tibetan Buddhism of the Nyingma Sect, close to Yuksum. This monastery was constructed in the year 1701 and is also named as Hermit's cell based on it’s founder Lhatsun Namkha Jigme.

From Yuksum it takes about an hour's walk to reach the monastery, which lies on top of a hill. Dubdi Monastery is considered very pivotal to the history of Sikkim.  Lhetsum Chenpo along with his two associate lamas is said to be the founder of the Sikkim state at Yuksum during the 17th century. Till today, Lhetsum Chenpo green statue is placed in this monastery.

The word Dubdi means the retreat; and at present this monastery is home to many elaborate paintings of famous saints. The painted area also depicts various sacred symbols and a collection of ancient manuscripts.  

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  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Mahavir Shrishrimal

Mahavir Shrishrimal4.3/5

6 reviews

A serene and a calm place Dubdi Monastery

The place is very beautiful and serene. It was a little bit difficult task to climb the 300 mtrs as the road was very steep, also we did not find any much tourist travelling to the place. But when we reached the top, the view was mesmerizing. It provided us a very clear and near view of Kanchenjunga. The place is very clean and calm. The disciple were there very friendly and they helped us to understand the place. All in all it was a very nice experience. Away from the crowd and nicely maintained Monastery. We were told that this was the eldest Monastery in the Pelling, and is very well maintained.

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Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh3.6/5

581 reviews

A painted monastery

This monastery is such a beauty with all its decoration and grandeur it is bound to make you feel that you are looking in to some lively painting. The setting and the serenity is all to keep your mind in peace and tranquillity as yo reach Yuksum Monastery.

Abhijit Gupta

Abhijit Gupta3.9/5

284 reviews

A Picturesque Monastery

The red coloured small monastery is a good attraction in Pelling. One can spend good time here with nature and the cultural values of the monks. The monastery looks fabulous at the hilltop with such an amazing view all around.