About Peace Pagoda
It is a Buddhist shrine which is a part of 30 similar structures located around the world. This white-coloured edifice is accentuated with gold painted sculptures, which are the highlight of the entire Pagoda. There are four avatars of Buddha located inside the building, including the famous Maitreya Buddha.
This historic building was constructed between 1885 and 1985 by a Japanese Buddhist monk Nichidatsu Fuji and it continues to be one of the most famous places to visit in Darjeeling. It took about 36 months to finish the construction of the whole building.
The main purpose of establishing this monument was to promote peace, unity, and goodwill amongst people who belong to different communities and religions. Apart from it, the place gives out peaceful and tranquil vibes as it is surrounded with snow-covered mountain peaks on all sides.
Location: West Point, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102, India
Entry Fee: No entry fee
Timing: 4 AM to 7 PM (All days)