Karnataka Has India’s Second Largest Tibetan Settlement In Bylakuppe

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Karnataka Has India’s Second Largest Tibetan Settlement In Bylakuppe

If you’ve explored places like Coorg and Mysore in the South and are on the lookout for exploring something different, consider visiting places like Bylakuppe. It is a small town located in Karnataka. After Dharamshala, it is the second-largest Tibetan colony in the world and is a stunning place to visit. Bylakuppe’s culture is distinct from all other states in South India. Visit this small town in Karnataka which has India’s second largest Tibetan settlement and a beautiful monastery.

Bylakuppe: Mini Tibet Of South India

It is one of the prime destinations in the Mysore-Kodagu district. Being only 6 km from Kushalnagar and 87 km from Mysore it is an ideal place for a short getaway. Home to the Golden Temple of the South, Namdroling Monastery. It is the major attraction of this ‘Mini Tibet’.

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How To Reach Bylakuppe

To reach Bylakuppe from Mysore or Bangalore, you can take KSRTC buses which take you towards Coorg. The frequency of buses from Mysore is every 2-3 hours. The buses from Bangalore usually leave early in the morning. From Kushal Nagar, you can catch an auto that will take you to Lama Camp. Rickshaws are available 24/7 to get to Bylakuppe. There isn’t much transportation in Bylakuppe. Auto rickshaws hardly ever tour the town. Walking distances or renting a car would be the best ways to get around the town. If you get tired of walking, hitchhiking can be another option.

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Bylakuppe’s Major Attractions

Namdroling Monastery

The serenity and tranquilly of this location make it the Golden Temple of the South and a must-see. The spiritual vibe, the idol of Buddha, and the Tibetan rituals are worth viewing. The temple is vibrant and colourful.

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Bylakuppe Karnataka
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Best Time To Visit Bylakuppe

The town of Bylakuppe is accessible at any time of the year but majority of tourists visit during festive, summer and winter vacations. The Tibetan New Year falls between March and April according to the lunar calendar. It is an ideal time to visit the location.

Bylakuppe is a quaint little city in Karnataka offering you picturesque views and an insight into the Tibetan culture.

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