Peace Pagoda Overview

Ranked 7 of 77 sightseeing in Darjeeling

The tranquility at the Peace Pagoda in Darjeeling should be experienced to be believed! It was built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii (1885 to 1985), a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myo-ho-ji Buddhist Order.

The pagoda stands as the symbol of spirituality and peace. Four statues of Buddha glistening with gold polish and eight sandstone carvings depicting the different stages of Buddha s life adorn the walls of the Pagoda.

A Buddhist temple and monastery designed in traditional Japanese style is located close to the pagoda. Spend a few quiet moments here as you listen to the low hum of the monks chanting the mystic peace mantra myoho renge kyo.

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Sarath Kumar
2nd Jan 18

nice location

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4th Nov 17

What travellers are saying about Peace Pagoda

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  • Very Good 6
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  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Ankur P

Ankur P3.9/5

60 reviews

Peaceful place

This place is located in a secluded part of Darjeeling town. The road leading to it winds through a small forest that surrounds the temple complex. The forest makes the whole area quite peaceful and if you visit early morning it feels very calm and serene. The temple is Japanese - very simple and bare ("to the point"). The pagoda is nearby and it's big but very maintained - looks beautiful and grand. You have to climb a few steps to reach the dome itself and then you can walk around the base of the dome looking at the reliefs and frescos with scenes from Buddha's life. The garden around the pagoda is also maintained and beautiful.

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  • Peaceful place
  • Peaceful place
  • Peaceful place
  • Peaceful place

Ashish Shukla

Ashish Shukla4.3/5

105 reviews

Nice place to visit

Japanese temple and peace pagoda are one of the top most attractions in Darjeeling. Don't forget to chant peace mantra in the japanese temple. The Buddhist statue on the top of the mountain looks terrific in gold color and the stone carving around it depicts the various stories of buddhism. So a must visit place..

Gurung Sidhant

Gurung Sidhant3.6/5

6 reviews

Peace and serenity

You feel like you are in a Bruce Lee movie with the constant drum beating and chanting. Since it is located a little far from town there is not much noise and very peaceful. You can hike up it's just 30 min walk from the main town or take a taxi may cost upto 200 rupees.
  • Peace and serenity
  • Peace and serenity

Punpun .

Punpun .5.0/5

56 reviews

Peaceful ambience

Loved the peaceful ambience of the place. The place is so calm and quiet. You get a different feel of being in the clouds on a cloudy day. Location wise I loved the place. It is located on top of the hill and in between the forest. So overall it would be a lovely experience to be there.

Ratul Mukherjee

Ratul Mukherjee4.6/5

40 reviews

Panoramic view of Darjeeling

One of the wonderful Japanese temple located the Darjeeling town centre. The temple is Buddhist Temple. The two storied white temple was built in a traditional Japanese style. Close to the temple is the Peace Pagoda that showcases four avatars of Lord Buddha. From the top of the Pagoda, you get a panoramic views of Darjeeling landscape including the Kanchenjunga range.

Pulkit Maheshwari

Pulkit Maheshwari5.0/5

2 reviews

Temple on hill

It's a very calm place, it is at the top of hill, in this temple there are idols of lord Buddha in various poses and the are gigantic. When you go there you will feel some positive energy in you.

Thulaseedharan Achary

Thulaseedharan Achary5.0/5

230 reviews

Peaceful in all respects

The Peace Pagoda is at Jalpahat at a distance of 4 kms south of city centre. In this compound Buddhist temple is also seen. This temple was constructed by Fujii Guruji of Japan. During my visiting time the painting work of Peace Pagoda was going on. The pagoda is very beautiful & attractive. The four stages in the life of Budha birth, meditation, nirvan & sermon are displayed through attractive sculptures.. Tourists can visit these beautiful location.

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  • Peaceful in all respects
  • Peaceful in all respects
  • Peaceful in all respects

Oseph J

Oseph J3.6/5

2 reviews

Good to visit but not that interesting for a tourist

Myself as a tourist didn't like this place so much. All you have is a monastery. If you are into the religious part of the monastery you will feel it good. I think it is because there are so many monasteries in Darjeeling and nothing special about this to see. There are some good photo points in this place. There was a garden on the way to this place, that garden felt awesome with the decorations of the Buddhists.

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Arnab Biswas

Arnab Biswas4.3/5

23 reviews

A serene place

A must see tourist spot of Darjeeling. It has a calming effect on your nerve. It is situated in a lush green surrounding far away from the hustle bustle of the main city area.

Arnab Patra

Arnab Patra5.0/5

18 reviews

The symbol of Indo - Japan culture

Very beautiful and well-maintained place. Has a long history so not going to write that here. When you will visit you can explore that at adjacent library. The pure White building with Golden coloured Lion always attracts the tourists. You will find a lot of foreigners as well there.

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