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Namdroling Monastery- Finding a little Tibet down south in India

The Namdroling Monastery near Kushalnagar in Coorg, popularly known as The Golden Temple,  is one of the must visit attractions in Coorg district of Karnataka. In spite of a sea of tourists visiting this place every day, it has not failed to retained its charm, calmness and cleanliness.. With the beautiful golden statues, golden highlights on the structures, the prayer bells, the fluttering prayer flags, the vibrant colours and beautiful mythological paintings on walls, this place is a photographer’s delight.


The gold painted prayer wheels are sure to attract the attention the moment one steps into the monastery gates


The main gate of the Monastery


The beautifully crafted tower one sees on entering the main gate of the Monastary


The curtain of wooden beads decorating the entrance of the golden temple


Monks clad in yellow and magenta robes offering prayers in the temple


The gold plated idol of Guru Padmasambhava( this is one of the 3 idols present inside the Golden Temple)


The intricate paintings on the beams and pillars in the golden temple


The prayer flags decorating the ceiling of the temple


Embellishments Seen on one of the temple roofs


The popular prayer bell in front of the temple


The view of golden temple from outside


Beautiful art work and painting on the pillars


Intricately carved door handles

Hope you enjoyed the visual tour of the Golden temple. Next time you visit Coorg, make sure you do not miss this gem of a place.

Getting there: Namdroling Monastery is well connected by road from major cities in Karnataka. It is located at a distance of 218Km from Bangalore, 110 Km from Mysore, 30 KM from Madikeri and 5Km fmr Kushal nagara.

About the Author:

Sindhu Murthy is a software engineer by profession and a traveler, blogger and photographer by passion. Travelling is a way for her to break the mundane and she captures the beautiful memories from her travels in photographs. She shares stories and pictures from her travel escapades at Interlude Journey .



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