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Most of the people do not think of Southern India when monastery hits their brains, but this information is incredibly intriguing that the Tibetan-Buddhism influence had reached the southern part of India ages ago.
Mandroling Monastery in Bylakuppe is also known as the Golden temple. Around 5000 nuns and monks live together in Harmony at Namdroling and It is the second largest Buddhism settlement in India.
You can even spend some time in the bookstore and the cafe that is inside the Monastery premises. Namdroling is also called Golden temple because of the golden paintings etched on the monastery and the three golden statutes named Buddha, Padmasambhava, and Amitayus.
Photography is allowed inside the monastery and one can even light some incense sticks and sit for some time to soak in the piousness of the place.
Location: Arlikumari, P.O. Bylakuppe, Mysore, Karnataka 571104
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year.
Entry fee: No entry fee.
Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM on all the days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 35 KM.
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