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“Peaceful place and exceptionally beautiful”

Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery
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Bengaluru, India
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57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Peaceful place and exceptionally beautiful”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Please remember that it is place of worship and you are expected to follow the simple rules - avoiding the use of your mobile phone (still you can carry your phone), keeping the discussion volumes low while observing the structures and paintings and ofcourse leaving your footwear outside (There is a counter where you can keep your footwear safely for just INR 2 per pair).

Tip: If you are into exploring different cultures then ensure that you have atleast 4-5 hours for this place

Tibetan Buddhism is embossed with vibrant colors everywhere. Grand scale statues and paintings (3D and 2D) were the highlights of this place. The richness of the culture was visible in every inch of this place.
The statues in the main temple premises were huge and you will understand easily why it is called as golden temple.

After appreciating all the beauty and effort of the place we decided to try some local food. There was a canteen (there are probabilities of missing that small board) and we tried some noodles and egg rice from that place. Food was just okay neither the finest nor the worst.

All in all, it was a wonderful (second time) experience. The place is calm and very nicely maintained.

P.S. There were paid washrooms available in the shopping complex outside the temple premises.

Visited March 2014
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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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“Very Peaceful & Divine”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

The place is awesome and the Majestic Buddha statues are really treat for the eyes. I loved the silence and the divine atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
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“Fascinatingly Tranquil”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

A large learning centre in Buddhism, the monastry is very beautiful. When we reached there the young monks had just finished there afternoon lessons and outside their classrooms you can witness them leading a pretty normal life drinking tea, watching television at the roadside shops, playing with their smartphones!! The architecture is pretty and so are the wall paintings that adorn the walls of monastry. Highly recommended for a brief stopover.

Visited August 2013
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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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“Golden temple golden experience :)”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Though a little out of the way and difficult to get to . It is well worth the drive. Very peaceful place however many other visitors keep howling and making too much noise which ruin the experience. Try to go early morning. Entry is free. But there are no food or refreshments inside and the toilets are situated in one side a little far off.

Visited January 2014
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

I'm quite a monastery fan. Vibrant colours, bustling young monks, yet so calming. This is actually in Coorg though. Visit it when visiting south Coorg. One of the biggest Buddhist settlements in South India and self sufficient too. Souvenir and trinkets shopping can also be done

Visited August 2013
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