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5 Monasteries That Need to Be on Your Trail to Nirvana

5 Monasteries That Need to Be on Your Trail to Nirvana Bengal Tourism

HolidayIQ reviewers present special monestaries that you should consider when on a quest of the spiritual kind. 

1. Coorg

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Temple | Nature | Forest | Monastery

HolidayIQ Reviewer Chandana Kiran shares, “Bylakuppe is welcome to everyone who yearn for a relaxing cultural getaway. The place like the Buddhist religion, is pleasant and calm. The Golden Monasteries are huge and colorful, which is a feast for the eyes of an artist. For all the art enthusiast, there are tankha arts that are painted on the walls, ceilings, pillars of the monastery. Not to forget the beautiful stupas and prayer wheels a glimpse of which will wash all the sins away,” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kiran Bavimani shares, “Coming to the monastery itself, it is simply huge, beautiful and definitely calms your mind when inside. The murals, paintings and the structure mesmerises us for quite a long time. ” Read Full Review

2. Ladakh (Leh)

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Lake | Valley | Monastery | Mountain

HolidayIQ Reviewer Samant Kumar shares, “Lamayuru is one of the oldest monastery and located at a very calm and beautiful place. The Yellow Brown hills surrounding the monastery adds serenity to the place. If you are fond of historical places, do visit this place.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Samant Kumar shares, “Alchi monastery: The place is very old and has temple of various Gods, one is not allowed to click photographs inside the temple but one can click photos of monastery, there is nominal charge to enter the temple and see the life size statues of Gods. The best part of monastery is its back side, then you realise that this place is situated on the bank of river, amazing breathtaking view, one can sit there and meditate. ” Read Full Review

3. Gangtok

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Lake | Snow | Temple | Monastery

HolidayIQ Reviewer Govindan Naganathan shares, “Oldest monastery, has its tradition, culture and paintings, Rumtek is located about 24 Kms from Gangtok at an elevation of about 5000 ft above MSL. ... It is a good 15 minutes walk from the gate to the monastery. ...As soon as we enter we see a stamp with inscriptions. There is a belief that if a coin is tossed up, and it stays up at the top, their wish is supposed to be fulfilled. A little ahead is the main monastery which is the oldest and many of the other monasteries are constructed based on this design.” Read Full Review

4. Darjeeling

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kaynat Kazi adds, “The oldest monastery with biggest and oldest statues of Buddha While coming back from Tiger Hill stop at Ghoom monastery. It is an oldest monastery in Darjeeling. It is build in 1850. It is very close to Ghoom Railway Station. One of the key attractions inside the monastery is the 15-foot model of the Lord Buddha. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Oseph j says, “If you are into the religious part of the monastery you will feel it good. ...There are some good photo points in this place. There was a garden on the way to this place, that garden felt awesome with the decorations of the Buddhists.” Read Full Review

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5. McLeodganj

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kanchan Raitani shares, “Tse Choking Gompa is a monastery which is not so easy to find. Which is where this gets exciting. ...The monastery is located in a huge compound with rooms for monks who are studying there. We thought of exploring the place further and came across a patio which opened up to the view of the hills. ...This is definitely one of those "not to be missed" places.” Read Full Review

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