Kurisumala Ashram, Vagamon
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Kurisumala Ashram

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Kurisumala Ashram
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About Kurisumala Ashram

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Kurisumala Ashram is a famous monastery, situated on the Kurisumala Hill. It is visited by tourists interested in Gandhian thoughts and Indian spiritual customs. The ashram, also known as the Cistercian Abbey, was established in 1958 by Friar Bede Griffiths and Abbot Francis Acharya. 

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Philip T

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  • Philip T
  • Lives in Kottayam
  • 3 Reviews
  •  189 readers

"A great attraction"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its a nice place with a large farm of cows which are of special huge cows that will give milk of about 60l per day. Its a nice farm but you need to walk for about 1km. But it's nice for couples as sometimes fog will be a great attraction.
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Joji Joseph

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  • Joji Joseph
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 95 Reviews
  •  151 helpful votes
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"Experience the divine feel of the serene atmosphere and the lifestyle of monk"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Kurisumala Ashram is situated at a serene atmosphere in a vast area of land where we can visit after taking permission. From the main gate to the second gate we can go by car and from there we have to walk. After walking up the steep road on the hill we reach the premises of the Ashram we can feel the hush apart from the slight murmur of the breeze. Up the hill we can see the small monastery to the left, the chapel in the right side, the gardens and then the dairy farm. The monks living in the ashram make their livelihood by breeding cows and selling the milk. The monks who wear a long loose dress in Kavi color wont wear sandals and they cultivate vegetables, cook their food and wash their cloth and have regular meditation and prayer apart from the work. We visited the chapel, the small library and then went to see the dairy farm and breeding center. We couldn't go to the Resurrection Garden where the monks who passed away are buried. The serene atmosphere, the simple life style of the monks, the variety of cows, the breeding center, the chapel and the beautiful gardening all will give us a divine feeling.
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