Durpin Hill is one of two hills in Kalimpong , West Bengal. The Zang Dhok Palri Monastery looks gorgeous against the backdrop of mountains and plays hide and seek with clouds.
Bright wall murals and a repository of 108 volumes of Kangyur (translated words of the Buddha) and other holy scrolls and books from Tibet that were carried by the Dalai Lama to India after the Chinese invasion and its Buddhist architectural style of construction make this monastery special.
The Dalai Lama consecrated this monastery six years after its construction.
The Durpin hill is a vantage point offering a scenic view of the entire town and the hill is therefore called ‘Durpin’ which means ‘binoculars’ in the Nepali language. The Teesta river flowing , the tea estates on the way and a beautiful golf course are all sights to behold , making the journey even more memorable.