Bomdila Monastery

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    Location: 7CC9+6C4, Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh 790001, INDIA.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 hours.

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    If you are God and nature lover then we got a perfect place for you. It is Bomdila Monastery. It is one of the best places to get a spiritual connection with God and to view mesmerizing natural sights.

    Built Date: It was built in 1965.    

    Bomdila is a Buddhist Monastery situated in Bomdila of Arunachal India. It is also known widely as the Gentse Garden Rabgye Lling monastery. The monastery is popular among the people all around the world not only for its religious significance but also for the magnificent natural sights


    This Monastery is one of the most visiting tourist spots and a Holy place for the devotees. It is situated at a height of 8500 feet from sea level. People get a mesmerizing view from the monastery. The outside view of the monastery cannot be expressed in words; it is amazing and by visiting the monastery visitors will get a spiritual connection with God. Those who love God want to get close to God, Photography  fanatics and want to experience historic structure and tradition. This monastery is the perfect place for them and they are mostly attracted by it.


    Girl standing near buddha golden statue at Bomdila monastery.

    The Monastery is also known as the Garden Rabgye Ling Monastery. The Monastery is the replica of the Tsona Gontse Monastery located at the Tsona in southern Tibet. Mahayana Buddhism is practiced in this monastery; those people are locally called Monpa.

    The Monastery was founded by the twelfth reincarnation of the Tsona Gontse Rinpoche in the year of 1965. He was born in Morshing, West Kameng, and died in 1966.

    Later, during the thirteen reincarnations, Tsona Gontse Rinpoche reconstructed the Bomdila monastery by building a huge prayer hall.

    The Monastery was blessed by the 14th Holy Dalai Lama in 1997.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Ancient buddhist colorful monastery with cloudy sky.

    Inside View:

    • The Monastery is an amazing place. The monastery is built in Buddhist culture and tradition. It has three layers; the upper gompas, the middle gompas, and the lower gompas. The monastery comprises a very large prayer hall used by the Lamas and monks
    • There are also many residential quarters for the monks. Also, there are schools for the young monks and they are taught about the monastic life, tradition, and different important subjects of the religion and monastery.
    • There are many festivals held in the monastery. During the festivals, the monastery took a decorative look. People and devotees gather in the monastery to enjoy the festival and to pray to God for their well-being.

    Outside View:

    The outside view of this Monastery is stunning. It is also attractive to the visitors for its incredible natural sights. The snow-capped Himalayan view from the monastery gives a heavenly feeling to the visitors.

    Opening Hours

    The temple timing of this Monastery is:

    Day Morning Evening
    Monday-Sunday 4:30 am- 1:00pm 3:00 pm- 9:00 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    There are no entry fees in this Monastery.

    How to Reach

    By Air: Tezpur Airport is the nearest airport to Bomdila. It is only 160km away from the airport.

    By Road: There are many roadways to reach Bomdila from Guwahati and Tezpur. Visitors will get a bus or other transport to reach Bomdila from Guwahati and Tezpur. Bomdia is 154 km away from Tezpur and 338 km away from Guwahati.

    By Train: Rangapara North Junction is the nearest station to Bomdila. It is 144 km from the station.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag Where you can carry all your essentials things.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit this Monastery. Many people and devotees visit the monastery.

    Bomdila Police Station
    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes photography is allowed in the Bomdila Monastery.

    Que-03: Who is the founder of the Bomdila Monastery?

    Ans: The Monastery belongs to Mahayana Buddhism. It was constructed by the twelfth reincarnate of Tsona Rinpoche.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit this Monastery?

    Ans: To visit this Monastery the best time would be during the Losar Festival, which is a festival to celebrate the new year.

    And during the Saka Dew which is held in the fourth month of the Lunar calendar. This festival is celebrated to enlighten the Buddhas. 

    Visitors can visit this any month in this Monastery:

    • Summer: March To June
    • Monsoon: July to September
    • Winter: October to February. 

    It is recommended to visit the monastery during the summer or the festival time.

    Que-04: What are the visiting times of the Bomdila Monastery ?

    Ans: The visiting time of this Monastery is flexible. You can visit the monastery anytime.

    Que-05: How many days Bomdila Monastery remains open in a week? 

    Ans: This Monastery remains open every day of the week.

    Que-06: What are the festivals in the Bomdila Monastery? 

    Ans: This Monastery celebrates numerous festivals. Losar Festival is the major festival in the monastery which is celebrated during the new year. The festival took place for 15 days. Besides, there is another festival Saka Dew which is held in the fourth month of the Lunar calendar. This festival is celebrated to enlighten the Buddhas. 

    Torgya , Dukpa Tse-Shi, Lhabab Duechen, and many other festivals in this monastery.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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