If you are up for a hike, then the Peace Pagoda and Japanese Buddhist Temple make for an interesting one. Nestled a few hundred feet above Darjeeling and virtually away from the crowds, the temple complex is a quiet escape from the town's bustle.
Connect with the Buddhist heritage of this beautiful mountain town. Set amidst rolling hillsides, visit the Peace Pagoda for a tranquil afternoon in Darjeeling.
Very near to the Japanese temple is the peace pagoda, where there are four avatars of Lord Buddha. The view from the top is splendid and the snow peak range is also visible from here along with Kanchenjunga.
World Peace is an actual goal and not a utopic dream here. And the energy is infectious. It is a beautiful structure with carvings of the Buddha in the various phases of his life. In the same campus is another structure where monks and people sit together to chant. Most of these pagodas are found all over Japan and were built after the horrific bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the Second World War. The founder of the idea, a Japanese Monk named Fujii, built several of these structures to gather the world for the common cause of peace.