Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet)


14.3/5(78 Ratings)

Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet) Overview

Ranked 1 of 42 sightseeing in Coorg

Namdroling Monastery belongs to Sangha Community, where Buddha’s preachings are preserved intact for worldwide propagation. This monastery was founded by His Holiness, Pema Norbu Rinpoche. Home to 5000 monks and nuns, this monastery is known as a centre for pure upholding of the teachings of Buddha.

Currently, the Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is one of the largest teaching centres of Nyingmapa, which is a lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. Besides, this monastery also features a retreat centre, which was opened in 1985. At this retreat centre, thirty monks have undergone an intensive three-year retreat.

Every year in the autumn season, Pema Norbu Rinpoche gives instructions on Ngondro, Tsa Lung and Dzogchen, from the Namcho cycle of Terton Mingyur Dorje. This one month retreat can be attended only by people of Buddhism faith.  

What travellers are saying about Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet)

Experience scale
  • Excellent 19
  • Very Good 14
  • Good 12
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Timing, fees and more


Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -8:00 PM
7:00 AM -8:00 PM
7:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -8:00 PM

Other Details

Famous for:
Not Allowed:
99% voted as clean

Video Reviews

Great architecture  Video Review

Great architecture

Namdroling Monastery  Video Review

Namdroling Monastery

Little Tibet at Coorg  Video Review

Little Tibet at Coorg

Amazing place to visit  Video Review

Amazing place to visit

Good view  Video Review

Good view

Good experience  Video Review

Good experience

nice location  Video Review

nice location

Beautiful Monastery  Video Review

Beautiful Monastery

Awesome Monastery  Video Review

Awesome Monastery

Reviews and Ratings

Mr. amith kumar

Mr. amith kumar3.6/5

3 reviews

Must visit - Namedropping Monastery

The Namdroling monastery is a must visit place if you are in Kushalnagar, or if you are on your way to Coorg via Kushalnagar. A nice spiritual space - soothing for the soul... Well maintained lawns and gardens - the prayers by Buddhist monks were a sight to behold!

Sneha Bachani

Sneha Bachani3.6/5

24 reviews


its a different place in Coorg from the rest of the tourist places. its a very pretty site as it full of different flowers blooming. The monastery is very peaceful and a good place to visit with family.
  • Spiritual
  • Spiritual

Harish Wankhede

Harish Wankhede5.0/5

2 reviews

Golden Tibet tample

One of the best place to vist. Enjoy peace of your soul and have a feel of visiting tibet. You can stay their after 4pm to see the rituals done by monks. Even you can purchase the items belonging to Tibet in the outlet present in monetary premises. You can have a talk with monks.

Supriya Madan

Supriya Madan5.0/5

5 reviews

A peaceful place

I found my share of peace at this place. This has multiple monasteries where prayers are being offered. Travellers should come to this place with some time in hand so that they can soak the positive energy of this place

Pooja Bisht

Pooja Bisht5.0/5

3 reviews

Serene, calm and beautiful experience

This was the high water mark of my Coorg trip. Located in Kushalnagar near Coorg, this monastery is a large teaching establishment for Buddhist monks. It is a beautiful place with Buddhist flags fluttering all around. It is best to visit the place during prayer times, which is a great experience. The chants of the monks in the cavernous prayer hall create an atmosphere of serenity. The prayer hall itself has large idols of the Bodhisattvas and the walls are dotted with the stories from the Jataka tales, depicting various stages in the life of Buddha.

Read More

Ankit Goyal

Ankit Goyal5.0/5

12 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful. Must Visit.

Definitely a place to be if you are into Art and Heritage. Its vast and splendid and extremely beautiful. Its so peaceful inside the temple, you can sit and meditate. The monuments, the huge idols, the paintings, the carvings are all very beautiful.There was no entry fee though you have to pay 30 bucks parking charges for 4 wheeler.
  • Absolutely Beautiful. Must Visit.
  • Absolutely Beautiful. Must Visit.
  • Absolutely Beautiful. Must Visit.
  • Absolutely Beautiful. Must Visit.

Mandira Prakash

Mandira Prakash5.0/5

26 reviews

Nice place to visit

This beautiful monastry in Kodagu valley calls for a must visit. The inside of the monastry hosts huge statues of Lord Buddha and other reverends of Buddhism. The golden statues are huge and majestic and leave you awe struck. The prayer hall has a huge capacity for monks. Around the monastry you can really look for some authentic Tibetan cuisines...............I tasted some of the bestthupka and momos of my life. There are some pretty knick knack shops to collect souvenir from, the shops are run by the friendly monks.

Read More

Febin P abraham

Febin P abraham3.6/5

25 reviews

Religious visit

a place worth visiting. tibet of sount india. thts what it is. a place where you can get evrythng of tibet. the temple writings tells us about the history of their settlements and all. its a must visit place.
  • Religious visit
  • Religious visit

Rajaram brig

Rajaram brig3.9/5

6 reviews

Worth visiting

Beautiful Ambiance. Quiet and clean. Parking available. Not much of a walk from the parking. A decent vegetarian restaurant is located close to the parking. Food is good and very reasonable. Worth visiting.

Sanket  Patni

Sanket Patni3.9/5

34 reviews

An ancient temple

This temple has a very nice architecture and the place is very peaceful its surrounded over 20-30 acres. The temple is very nice looks like an ancient one.

Photos of Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet)

Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet), Coorg
Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet), Coorg
Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet), Coorg
Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet)
Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet), Coorg
Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet)
Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet), Coorg
Namdroling Monastery