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Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery

Arlikumari, P.O. Bylakuppe pin 571104, Mysore 571104, India
(91) 8223-254-318
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Ranked #2 of 52 Attractions in Mysore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The perfectly clean compound and manicured lawns/gardens outside prepare us for the glory awaiting us. Inside the main Buddhist temple, for there are several, one is greeted by awe-inspiring idols: 3 idols (one of Gautam Buddha) each a towering 20 feet high. They are said to be plated in gold. The atmosphere is immersive- I could not but help but... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful location, friendly people, a bit noisy, allows you to step inside the monastery and look around even during the monks' prayer time. Lots of local eateries around so you don't starve. Some interesting restaurants for good Tibetan food. The man-made lake in Bylekuppe is also quite scenic.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Out of the blue, you will suddenly come across this little "Tibet" that will transplant you to another planet altogether ! There is small small shopping area at the entrance selling all kinds of handicraft and typical Tibetian items. slightly expensive but make nice gift items and memorabilia. The Buddhist temples come alive in their vivid colours. If you have... More

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Bangalore, India
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Spent an hour inside the monastery. Atmosphere is quite relaxing and peaceful. Excellent paintings on the walls which you can see for hours together.

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Kerala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Peaceful and or orderly environment. I visited Bylaguppe and Namdroling Monastery ( GOlden Temple) on the way back from Coorg. The monastery and the inner areas are quite beutifully built and maintained. the inner chamber with Golden statues of Gautama Buddha, Padmasambhava and Amitāyus is a serene setting.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Just the place when one is looking for peace , tranquility and a feel of a beautiful culture. The place is very beautiful and the hymns are just divine. Architecture is everything to marvel about and the statues and the color of the place is just amazing ! Must visit for people visiting mysore. Shops available inside to buy soveiners... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Only worth it if it's on your way. An insight into Tibeten way of life & prayer. A chance to try Momos! Lots of Gold. On of the cleanest places in India!

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A wonderful calm and serene place with beautiful carvings, paintings. We really enjoyed spending some quiet moment there. We visited this place during our trip to Coorg. There are shops in the premise itself to buy souvenir/snacks.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This monastery is in Mysore district, however easier to travel from Madikeri (Coorg). It houses some of the most magnificent Buddhist statues and paintings. Its a fairly big complex and you can take quiet walks around in absolute peace. The monks are friendly and happy to pose for pictures with you. There are small shops selling Buddhist souvenirs and delicacies... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The monastery is beautiful with two sections. It is the largest inhabited monastery in India. One can shop for souvenirs and try Tibetan snacks & food outside as well.

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