Bylakuppe Heritage Site in Coorg - Video Reviews, Photos, History | HolidayIQ

Bylakuppe Overview

Ranked 7 of 42 sightseeing in Coorg

Bylakuppe, which is situated on the state highway 88, is the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. This settlement came up in 1960s, when a large number of Tibetan refugees settled here due to Chinese aggression. The area is dotted with monasteries, out of which Great Gompa of Sera Je and Sera Mey are the most significant.

Major attractions of the town are Namdroling Monastery, Ingalakere Lake, Rangaswamy temple, Ganapathi temple and several Buddhist monasteries. This town is connected by bus facilities from major towns like Mysore, Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai and Panaji.

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

Ronak Ravindran3.6/5

4 reviews

Little Tibet

Bylakuppe, a short drive from Siddapura in Coorg, is the centre of a Tibetan monastery and town. It's a great place to soak in the authentic culture and heritage of Tibet. The monastery has some authentic Tibetan artwork and paintings. The main highlight, though, is in the form of the 3 colossal statues of The Buddha in the monastery.If you're in the mood for picking up any souvenirs, there are plenty of shops around the monastery selling curios.

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Shiva sai

Shiva sai3.9/5

2 reviews

Golden temple

I feel it is very good to see that place where we can see Buddha with gold painted. For taking the photo it is very excellent condition where the scenery is excellent.

Priyesh Srivastava

Priyesh Srivastava4.3/5

2 reviews

Peace in Valley

My first visit to any Tibetian Monastery, it was really peaceful. Happy to see availability of prayer flags. I bought one set of prayer flags for myself.
  • Peace in Valley
  • Peace in Valley

Sangram Ghatge

Sangram Ghatge4.3/5

81 reviews

Clean &well maintained

Peaceful and very photogenic place, couldn't go near the main idols during prayer time. During prayers the music was magical, no entry fee's and amazing architecture and very colourful.

Kiran Bavimani

Kiran Bavimani5.0/5

95 reviews

Excellent architecture and interiors

Also known as Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet), the architecture is marvellous and the paintings are fantastic! You can buy souvenirs around (all Chinese products / from Tibet).
  • Excellent architecture and interiors
  • Excellent architecture and interiors

Akshay Ghosh

Akshay Ghosh3.6/5

1 review

Wonderful and an attractive place

It was full of joyness. It was an attractive place to visit. So nice that I have spent my important times there in my holidays. It was a pleasure for me and my family.

Arshaq Habib

Arshaq Habib4.3/5

6 reviews

Mini Tibet

When you enter the Bylakuppe region you feel like you have entered a different county. It has an amazing spark as you can find the Tibet flags and Buddhist monks everywhere. There is no entrance fees for the Golden Temple but you have to pay for parking. I would suggest the travellers to leave their footwear in the vehicle itself as you have to remove your footwear while entering the temple. Your foot wear can be deposited in a counter near the temple but you gotta pay for eat. In the meantime time try momo's a traditional food of Tibet which is excellent. You get momo's of both veg and non-veg. Bylakuppe is also of shopping area but shopping near the Golden Temple are very expensive. So I would suggest the tourists to visit the first camp (it's the name of camp).

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Aranha Ag

Aranha Ag4.3/5

26 reviews

A beautiful Tibetan Buddhist temple

Bylakuppe Golden Temple also known as Nyingmapa Monastery (Namdroling Monastery) was built in 1963. Immediately after the entrance is the residence for the monks and the temple is located inside with 3 beautiful golden statues with paintings of dragons on the side walls. The place is serene and prayerful.
  • A beautiful Tibetan Buddhist temple
  • A beautiful Tibetan Buddhist temple

Sachin Subbaiah

Sachin Subbaiah5.0/5

4 reviews

Tibetan Camp

This is awesome place which is situated near Kushalnagar, Mainly Occupied by Tibetans, You can visit the Golden temple do some cheap shopping and yes please try the food there Momos are excellent maybe the best available.

Anju Jayaram

Anju Jayaram4.3/5

11 reviews

Finding Tibet on the way to Coorg

Bylakuppe is the second largest Tibetan settlement in India. It is enroute to Coorg from Mysore. The main attraction is the Tibetan Golden Temple where monks live and perform religious duties. They have vast farmlands and the temple looms in the midst of the land with Tibetan flags fluttering in the wind.

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