Jirang: Pack Your Bags For Winter Experience In Summar

Odisha’s Little Tibet- is not as well-known as the abode of his holiness the Dalai Lama at Mcleodganj in Dharamsala and Majnu ka Tila in Delhi, but it offered the Tibetan settler’s a home nevertheless after China invaded Tibet in 1959. Chandragiri was designated as camp no.4 for the settlement of Tibetans.

The first batch of Tibetans arrived in Chandragiri on 1st May 1963. Since arriving they have not only made Chandragiri and the adjoining camps at Labarasingh, Mahendragadh, Tankilipadar (all located at a radius of 4-5 KM around Chandragiri) their home, but through their enterprise and demeanor added colour to the picturesque mountains of the Eastern Ghats in this part of Odisha. The Tibetan’s have named this place “Phuntsokling”– which means land of plenty and happiness.

The major attraction is the Padmasambhava Monastery popularly known as the Jirang Monastery. It is the largest monastery in Eastern India. The monastery was inaugurated by His Holiness The Dalai Lama in 2010. It is a residence cum college for budding Buddhist monks who come from all over India here to study.

The Avalokiteswara statue in a sitting position at Mahedragad is another attraction along with the Monastery at Labarasingh. Don’t miss the peace pagoda at the entrance of Camp No. 4.

The Tibetans are helpful to outsiders and tourists, please be polite with them. There’s a variety of options for you to stay at. From Star Rated Hotels, and Eco Tour Nature Camps equipped with state-of-the-art swiss tents and facilities to OTDC Government Hotels, Bed Breakfasts and Homestays to choose from. Browse the list below to choose your preferred accommodation.


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