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Tibetan Camp and the Buddhist Temple - Bailukuppe

The moment you enter this tiny colony the whole world changes!! You feel as if you are in Tibet! ByleKuppe is one of the largest Tibetan settlements in India, around 16000 refugees and nearly 6000 monks and nuns. Set up in 1960, Bylakuppe is a small town situated 6 kms from Kushalnagar or 42 Kms from Mercara, the place has several monastries and the famous among them are the Great Gompa of Sera Je, Sera Mey and the Namdroling monastery.

Another important monastery is the Tashi Lhumpo monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama. Buddhist refugee camps at Bylakuppe have prayer halls which houses beautiful 40 ft idols of Buddha and Padmasambhava. The Tibetan SOS Children's Village is located here. The Mahayana Buddhist University is at Sera village. The gold-coated Buddhist statues in the monastery are impressive.

Dalai Lama often visits the place. The friendly people never come out without wearing a heavenly smile. Visitors are wholeheartedly greeted by the decorated shops where you get some genuine Tibetan/Chinese products. The delicious food in a Chinese Restaurant will add to your unforgettable memory list.

Location: Near Bailukuppe - On the way to Kushalnagar / Mysore

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