The highly revered Tashding monastery belongs to this small village set in the hilltop near Peilling. You can behold the beautiful view of the Rathongand Rangitriver flowing down the snowy hills.
The beliefs are there that a single glimpse of the monastery can cleanse mortals of all sins. Build during the 17th century, this monastery holds a scenic beauty and serenity that every Sikkimese revers. Large number of oranges orchards and cardamoms plantations around Tashiding will give you an amazing feeling. Inside the monastery, a pot of holy water is kept sealed only to be revealed and its droplets given to devotees once every year at the Bumchu Festival during the 14th and 15th day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar. This sacred place is accessible from Yuksom that will take only 16 kilometers ride. Another route is from Geyzing that will take 40 kilometers.
From Bagdogra airport, you can reach Gangtok by road services and it will take another 180 kilometers ride via Gyalshingto reach Tashiding.Siliguri and New Jalpaiguriare the nearest railway station from Gangtok.Gyalshing is 140 kilometers away from Gangtok. It will take another 40 kilometers to reach Tshading from Gylshing.
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