Japanese Temple & Peace Pagoda
Peace Pagoda or Shanti Stupa in Darjeeling started building up in the year 1972 and finished in the year of 1992. Darjeeling Peace Pagoda or Darjeeling Shanti Stupa is the only one in East - Himalayas. This beautiful Stupa designed and built for the purpose of to provide a focus of peace to the people of all races and creeds in the world. The formation of Peace Pagoda was initiated by Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist Monk from Japan and a founder of the Nipponzan-Myohoji Buddhist order. He was immensely inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and decided to promote non-violence and peace throughout the world and started constructing Peace Pagoda or Shanti Stupa as shrines for world peace.
Darjeeling shanti Stupa is situated just outside of the city of Darjeeling and the humming and the solemn chanting of prayers give to the place a spiritual air. Breath taking view of snowy peaks along with the mighty Khanchendzonga from this place is really breathtaking.
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