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“What peace and tranquility...”
Review of Gyuto Monastery

Gyuto Monastery
Ranked #14 of 54 things to do in Dharamsala
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New Delhi
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“What peace and tranquility...”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

We stumble upon Gyuto Monastery - known as Karmapa's Temple by the locals. We thanks God that we visited here or else it would have been a big disaster. This was not part of our itinerary but the driver insisted. What a place. The moment you enter, you transform into another world. The place is simply magic. Every pace that you take is slow and serene. The architecture adds to the overall ambiance. The statue of lord Buddha is overwhelming. Highly recommended and a must visit.

Visited March 2012
4 Thank Srimanta M
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Barnala, India
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Reviewed December 7, 2011

I don't think one should review monasteries or other religious places.They are places of worship and they are always peaceful. The Budha Statue is amazing and there are also statues of other dieties I didn't know much about. A must to visit place for everyone.

Visited October 2011
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“A place to spend time .. tea shop interaction with visitors is a norm here”
Reviewed December 3, 2011

The approach is narrow and road condition not good

Visited June 2011
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

Gyuto Monastery - known as Karmapa's Temple, to the locals. I think the Karmapa lives there! I saw him at Gyuto!

Preferably go early morning. I encountered many surprises during the time there.
I think spending the day would be a good idea.

Things to see:
1) Architecture
2) Landscape behind the monastery (in summers I saw snow high up in the mountains)
3) Buddhist monks performing the ceremony (check the times with the monastery)
4) Buddhist monks entering the monastery to perform ceremony
5) The mandala (watch the mandala before the ceremony)

Things to feel:
1) Silence
2) Peace

I dont know if they have a canteen for visitors.

Getting to Gyuto Monastary from Dharamsala
By Bus:
Buses go from the main bus stop. They are frequent during the day.
If you plan to stay till evening, check the time of the last bus.
Bus stops on the opposite side of the main gate.

By Taxi:
There is an authorized taxi stand next to the main bus stop.

Have a great trip!

Visited December 2010
4 Thank TravellerExplorer13
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