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Melli Monastery in Yuksom, West Sikkim

Melli Monastery in Yuksom, West Sikkim
Melli Monastery in Yuksom, West Sikkim (Credit.2658483762)
Sikkim is a land of culture. Richly known for its Buddhism followers, Sikkim has numerous monasteries patronage by the kings & queens of the yore. Each of them has an importance of its own. One such important monastery is the Melli Monastery.

About the place:

The literal meaning of 'Melli' is the 'Lepcha Village'. Located near the West Sikkim district, Melli Monastery is situated at the trek base of Yuksom, which itself means 'the meeting place of three most learned monks'. Surrounded with fields, forests, plantations the monastery is a peaceful place to keep away evil spirits & troubled minds. The captivating & calm picturesque of the monastery and its environs freshen-ups the heart and leads to paradise of peace & satisfaction. The serene and charming sight of the monastery is worth visiting, to enjoy some memorable days with family and friends, away from the pains & sufferings of life. To add up to the beauty of the surrounding, the lush green forests with abundance of orchids. Right from the earliest times, monasteries are known for their hospitality. Melli monastery too has famed for its service & goodwill all down the years.

Accommodation & nearby attraction:

The monastery guest house is the best place to occupy one self. Other places at Yuksom are also available to enjoy the basic comforts of life. Some nearby monasteries such as Dubdi Monastery and Khecheopalri Monastery can also be preferred. Khecheopalri Lake is an additional nearby attraction to visit.

How to get there:

The nearest airport is the Civil Enclave Bagdogra. The monastery being in Yuksom can be accessible from Gangtok and Darjeeling.