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Monasteries That Will Surely Help You Find Inner Peace

HolidayIQ.com logo HolidayIQ.com 08-05-2017

HolidayIQ travellers list out 4 breathtaking monasteries in India.

1. Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery, Coorg

Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery, Coorg: 1. Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery, Coorg: Located amidst the sandal groves a few hours from Bangalore, Namdroling monastery was established by His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche. It is the largest teaching center of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world and is known as a centre for pure upholding of the teachings of Buddha.Ratnakar Reddy Vellum from Kurnool shares: “Really the moment you enter you will feel the serene touch of Buddhist with the intermittent sounds of the big bell. First you will see the big one in the middle and onto left of it is the Golden Temple with widely placed and 3 entrances in Tibetan style.”Ronak Ravindran from Bangalore talks about his stay at Orange County Resort. He says: “By far one of the best resorts in the world! Nothing less than a 5 - star standard, the private pool villas are some of the best in the luxury hospitality space! The quaint feel, the efficient service and the setting in a coffee, spice and teak plantation all add to the amazing experience. Orange County Coorg has several other amenities such as an anthurium garden, a fishing lake, plantation tours and bird walks. All in all, a great experience!” © karnataka.com 1. Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery, Coorg: Located amidst the sandal groves a few hours from Bangalore, Namdroling monastery was established by His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche. It is the largest teaching center of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world and is known as a centre for pure upholding of the teachings of Buddha.Ratnakar Reddy Vellum from Kurnool shares: “Really the moment you enter you will feel the serene touch of Buddhist with the intermittent sounds of the big bell. First you will see the big one in the middle and onto left of it is the Golden Temple with widely placed and 3 entrances in Tibetan style.”Ronak Ravindran from Bangalore talks about his stay at Orange County Resort. He says: “By far one of the best resorts in the world! Nothing less than a 5 - star standard, the private pool villas are some of the best in the luxury hospitality space! The quaint feel, the efficient service and the setting in a coffee, spice and teak plantation all add to the amazing experience. Orange County Coorg has several other amenities such as an anthurium garden, a fishing lake, plantation tours and bird walks. All in all, a great experience!”

Located amidst the sandal groves a few hours from Bangalore, Namdroling monastery was established by His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche. It is the largest teaching center of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world and is known as a centre for pure upholding of the teachings of Buddha.Ratnakar Reddy Vellum from Kurnool shares: “Really the moment you enter you will feel the serene touch of Buddhist with the intermittent sounds of the big bell. First you will see the big one in the middle and onto left of it is the Golden Temple with widely placed and 3 entrances in Tibetan style.”Ronak Ravindran from Bangalore talks about his stay at Orange County Resort. He says: “By far one of the best resorts in the world! Nothing less than a 5 - star standard, the private pool villas are some of the best in the luxury hospitality space! The quaint feel, the efficient service and the setting in a coffee, spice and teak plantation all add to the amazing experience. Orange County Coorg has several other amenities such as an anthurium garden, a fishing lake, plantation tours and bird walks. All in all, a great experience!” 

2. Tabo Monastery, Spiti Valley

Tabo Monastery, Spiti Valley: 2. Tabo Monastery, Spiti Valley: The Tabo monastery is also known as “Ajanta of the Himalayas” is located amidst arid and rocky landscape, surrounded by mud brick wall and has 9 temples and 23 chortens. The monastery is just 45 kms from Kaza town.Fun fact: Tabo is the oldest continuously operating Buddhist enclave in both India and the Himalayas.Vivek Sharma from Jaipur shares: “This monastery is one of oldest monasteries of the world. It has some very old wall paintings which are preserved. A new monastery is also constructed nearby to this old one, which is worth a visit.”Soumya from Delhi talks about her experience of staying at Hotel Deyzor. She says: “Having its own organic farm, greenhouse & such a lovely hotel with garden cafe. The hotel is itself a place to watch out & be in Kaza.” © esamskriti.com 2. Tabo Monastery, Spiti Valley: The Tabo monastery is also known as “Ajanta of the Himalayas” is located amidst arid and rocky landscape, surrounded by mud brick wall and has 9 temples and 23 chortens. The monastery is just 45 kms from Kaza town.Fun fact: Tabo is the oldest continuously operating Buddhist enclave in both India and the Himalayas.Vivek Sharma from Jaipur shares: “This monastery is one of oldest monasteries of the world. It has some very old wall paintings which are preserved. A new monastery is also constructed nearby to this old one, which is worth a visit.”Soumya from Delhi talks about her experience of staying at Hotel Deyzor. She says: “Having its own organic farm, greenhouse & such a lovely hotel with garden cafe. The hotel is itself a place to watch out & be in Kaza.”

The Tabo monastery is also known as “Ajanta of the Himalayas” is located amidst arid and rocky landscape, surrounded by mud brick wall and has 9 temples and 23 chortens. The monastery is just 45 kms from Kaza town.Fun fact: Tabo is the oldest continuously operating Buddhist enclave in both India and the Himalayas.Vivek Sharma from Jaipur shares: “This monastery is one of oldest monasteries of the world. It has some very old wall paintings which are preserved. A new monastery is also constructed nearby to this old one, which is worth a visit.”Soumya from Delhi talks about her experience of staying at Hotel Deyzor. She says: “Having its own organic farm, greenhouse & such a lovely hotel with garden cafe. The hotel is itself a place to watch out & be in Kaza.” 

3. Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling

Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling: 3. Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling: In 1875 that a Mongolian astrologer cum monk established the Ghoom Gompa. There are bells, ornate thanka scrolls and drums inside the monastery. Like many other monasteries in and around Darjeeling, this gompa is also a storehouse of some rare Buddhist manuscripts.Rahul Sharma from Chandigarh shares: “Ghoom Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries situated in darjeeling.With huge buddha statue built in the center and wall inscribed with buddhist style of painting.”Zoya Hossain from Kolkata talks about her stay at Mayfair Hill Resort Hotel. She says: “It is a heritage hotel which brings alive the grandeur of Darjeeling. The architecture of the building is of british era. The view from some rooms are breathtaking. On a clear day one can get the clear view of Kanchenjunga from the dining area.” © rovingturtle.com/ 3. Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling: In 1875 that a Mongolian astrologer cum monk established the Ghoom Gompa. There are bells, ornate thanka scrolls and drums inside the monastery. Like many other monasteries in and around Darjeeling, this gompa is also a storehouse of some rare Buddhist manuscripts.Rahul Sharma from Chandigarh shares: “Ghoom Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries situated in darjeeling.With huge buddha statue built in the center and wall inscribed with buddhist style of painting.”Zoya Hossain from Kolkata talks about her stay at Mayfair Hill Resort Hotel. She says: “It is a heritage hotel which brings alive the grandeur of Darjeeling. The architecture of the building is of british era. The view from some rooms are breathtaking. On a clear day one can get the clear view of Kanchenjunga from the dining area.”

In 1875 that a Mongolian astrologer cum monk established the Ghoom Gompa. There are bells, ornate thanka scrolls and drums inside the monastery. Like many other monasteries in and around Darjeeling, this gompa is also a storehouse of some rare Buddhist manuscripts.Rahul Sharma from Chandigarh shares: “Ghoom Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries situated in darjeeling.With huge buddha statue built in the center and wall inscribed with buddhist style of painting.”Zoya Hossain from Kolkata talks about her stay at Mayfair Hill Resort Hotel. She says: “It is a heritage hotel which brings alive the grandeur of Darjeeling. The architecture of the building is of british era. The view from some rooms are breathtaking. On a clear day one can get the clear view of Kanchenjunga from the dining area.” 

4. Enchey Monastery, Gangtok

Enchey Monastery, Gangtok: 4. Enchey Monastery, Gangtok: According to a legend, the spirits of the Khangchendzonga, Yabdean and Mahakala are subdued by Guru Padmasambhava inside this monastery. Due to this belief, the monastery gained religious significance, and devotees visiting the place believe that all their wishes will be fulfilled by powerful deities.Fun fact: Enchey Monastery meaning solitary temple, was built in 1909 and is a 200 year old monastery.Basab Ray Chaudhari from Kolkata shares: “Built in mid 1800 on the ridge above the Gangtok city, this monastery is very colourful and uniquely structured. The place offers a spectacular view of the city. A must visit place.”Ritesh Raj chats about his stay at The Royal Plaza Hotel. He says: “The rooms are spacious, neat and clean. The room service was always on time. The food served here is of great quality and tasty.” © wikimedia.org 4. Enchey Monastery, Gangtok: According to a legend, the spirits of the Khangchendzonga, Yabdean and Mahakala are subdued by Guru Padmasambhava inside this monastery. Due to this belief, the monastery gained religious significance, and devotees visiting the place believe that all their wishes will be fulfilled by powerful deities.Fun fact: Enchey Monastery meaning solitary temple, was built in 1909 and is a 200 year old monastery.Basab Ray Chaudhari from Kolkata shares: “Built in mid 1800 on the ridge above the Gangtok city, this monastery is very colourful and uniquely structured. The place offers a spectacular view of the city. A must visit place.”Ritesh Raj chats about his stay at The Royal Plaza Hotel. He says: “The rooms are spacious, neat and clean. The room service was always on time. The food served here is of great quality and tasty.”

According to a legend, the spirits of the Khangchendzonga, Yabdean and Mahakala are subdued by Guru Padmasambhava inside this monastery. Due to this belief, the monastery gained religious significance, and devotees visiting the place believe that all their wishes will be fulfilled by powerful deities.Fun fact: Enchey Monastery meaning solitary temple, was built in 1909 and is a 200 year old monastery.Basab Ray Chaudhari from Kolkata shares: “Built in mid 1800 on the ridge above the Gangtok city, this monastery is very colourful and uniquely structured. The place offers a spectacular view of the city. A must visit place.”Ritesh Raj chats about his stay at The Royal Plaza Hotel. He says: “The rooms are spacious, neat and clean. The room service was always on time. The food served here is of great quality and tasty. ”

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