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Awesome place

Beautiful little monastery in the mountains of Kauai. We went to the puja (prayers) at 9 am. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim B
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Stunning.

The views are stunning. It is a calm and serene place. Take a private tour of the temple. Loved it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ramesh M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little monastery in the mountains of Kauai. We went to the puja (prayers) at 9 am. They welcome all and the site is open to visitors from 9 am until 12 noon. The temple is inviting and the experience wonderful. One of the best...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are stunning. It is a calm and serene place. Take a private tour of the temple. Loved it. The rudraksh forest is amazing too.

Thank Ramesh M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monks at the KHM are genuine angels. They are kind and compassionate and super knowledgeable. The grounds are immaculate and the new temple a masterpiece. It is actually the largest (and only) hand carved stone Hindu Temple in the western world. They even hand...More

Thank melissa g
Reviewed May 17, 2018

we enjoyed our visit and the views are great. wear clothing that covers your legs and arms (respect and for mosquitos). Its a peaceful place.

1  Thank jayneCO
Reviewed May 8, 2018

It's very peaceful and beautiful here. They only do tours on certain days and reservations are required, but worth a visit any day.

1  Thank magicblueflower
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

The grounds are lovely, the spirituality is palpable and it’s not too impossible to find, lol, though everything off the beaten track requires patience and eagle eyes. Dress as they request, it’s not hard , and like you’re in church, quiet and respectful and you’ll...More

4  Thank Victoria L
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

I was in the area, saw this monastery on my Maps app and thought...well, why not? I arrived just before 9am, just in time for the beginning of their morning ceremony in the first Hindu temple. I took off my shoes, grabbed a cushion, and...More

3  Thank toddd530
Reviewed April 20, 2018

A magical place and very inspiring. A special place where one can find solitude and experience peace.

Thank Eugenesnail
Reviewed April 19, 2018

In the morning hours you can come and see the beautiful Hindu temple and monastery. It is very beautiful and sacred and there is a beautiful view of the Wailua River. Breathtaking! Check online for hours that they are open. It seemed to be limited.

2  Thank Betsy O
Reviewed April 10, 2018

We were staying in Kapaa and the Monastery was close by. This was one of the most serene places we had the opportunity to visit. There is a dress code. It is preferred that women do not wear shorts. If you do, they provide sarongs...More

1  Thank CinK46
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jogg57
February 7, 2018|
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Response from Hansa G | Reviewed this property |
It won't take real long walk... moderate walk to get to temple..and in-between you get benches to rest if needed.
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desaidilip1
October 8, 2017|
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Response from Steven858 | Reviewed this property |
Namiste fellow travelers. The monastery is quite worth the time and effort. There are no tours in December so you may just be able to slide in on the last tour of the year! There is the link for cruise ship passengers... More
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Response from RBalija | Reviewed this property |
The Siva Lingam is truly noteworthy and the attending priest is from Malaysia and speak good Tamil.
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