Mindrolling Monastery


14.2/5(5 Ratings)

Mindrolling Monastery Overview

Ranked 11 of 35 sightseeing in Dehradun

Mindrolling Monastery, located in Clement Town area of Dehradun, is one of the most prominent monasteries of the destination. Locally known as Tibetan Monastery, it was established by Rigzin Tendak Lingpa in the year 1676. The name of the monastery, Mindroling in Tibetan language means Place of Perfect Emancipation.

This is a renowned monastery of the Nyingma sect, which has survived several challenges, including numerous attacks as well as natural calamities. However, the present structure of this monastery is attributed to Khenchen Rinpoche. Besides, this monastery is among one of the largest Buddhist Viharas located in the country, which is also known for its architectural beauty.

One of the major attractions of this monastery is the stupa, which was inaugurated on 28th October 2002. Popularly known as the Great Stupa, this was constructed for World Peace. Being 185 ft tall and 100 sq. ft in width, these dimensions make it the world's largest stupa.

Besides being a famous tourist attraction, this monastery is also a popular spiritual school. It is one of the major study centres for Buddhist monks and houses a college for advanced Buddhist Studies. This college is known as Ngagyur Nyingma College or Institute of Advanced Buddhist Studies, which is attended by several monks.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Abhinav Sudan

Abhinav Sudan4.3/5

65 reviews

Good place to visit

This monastery provides the necessary peace in today's fast paced world. This is worth visiting while here in Dehradun. It is worth capturing too.Happy Holidaying!!Warm Regards

Kuldeep singh

Kuldeep singh4.3/5

11 reviews

Amazing Place

If you are tired of daily mashup, halla gulla of life and searching for peace of mind then you have chosen a perfect place. This place is amazingly peaceful, the monestry, culture, food and people, everything about the place is awesome.If you are looking for inner peace then you must visit the Monastry.Even if you are just want to explore the culture or food then also good choice. There are many restra nearby the monaatry who offers genuine Chiniese cuisine.If you are in doon, dont miss the place!!

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Avinash Marathe

Avinash Marathe3.9/5

8 reviews

Very good place

It is actually a monastery and a residential college. A nice place to see.We were fortunate to see some pooja and dance.It is closed between 1.30 to 2.30.There is a cafe inside and some shopping is also possible.

Alexander Krishna

Alexander Krishna3.9/5

15 reviews

Have the feel of peace

One of the best time I ever had. Best gateway from a busy city life..its located just next to Raj pur road..this a peace ful place and not a over crowded hub from can save the cost of visiting a tibetian country Bhutan or Thai..Never miss this....