Best time to visit6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open hours4:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Things to doMeditation
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples
Rank4 out of 94 attractions in Darjeeling
After the dropping of bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Buddhist saint Fuiji decided to spread the message of peace and harmony all around the world and this pagoda in Darjeeling is just one example of the movement. This is a Japanese Style pagoda built by the Buddhist Monk. The foundation stone was laid down in 1972 by Nichidatsu Fujii and the pagoda was completed by his biggest disciple Guruji Fuiji and opened in 1992. It is a white pagoda and white is the symbol of peace. The aim of this place was to entertain everyone irrespective of their caste and religion. You will find immense peace when you come here.
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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.