|Destination Type: Religious|
Bylakuppe is a Tibetan settlement area established by Lugsum Samdupling in 1961 and Dickyi Larsoe in 1969 and is situated to the west of Mysore District in Karnataka.
It is about 6 kilometres from the twin town of Kushalanagara and is home to the magnificent Namdroling Monastery or Golden Temple.
Namdroling Monastery is the largest teaching centre of Nyingmapa, a lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, in the world, and houses over five thousand monks and nuns.
The town is a delight to visit during festivals such as the Tibetan New Year (Losar), which is celebrated with much fervour at the monastery. The Golden Temple, which is a popular tourist attraction, has three resplendent golden statues of Buddha Shakyamuni, Padmasambhava and the Buddha Amitayus.
By Air : The Nearest Airport is Mangalore Airport 178 kms.
By Rail : The Nearest Railway Station is Mysore 86 kms.
By Road : Coorg is connected to other parts of India with a wide network of road route.
Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple
Namdroling Monastery, the magnificent golden temple at Bylakuppe.