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Coorg Diaries : Golden Temple, The Tibetan Monastery

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When someone talks about Coorg, most of the people who are familiar with this place, automatically think about coffee, Golden temple, Tala Cauvery, Dubare elephant camp etc.

Today, come with me for a photo walk to the Golden temple. This second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet, attracts both domestic and foreign tourists, photographers, travellers and last but not the least religious people in search of enlightenment.

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The first sign

From a distance, the first sign of Golden temple can be seen something like this.  At this point itself this place starts to give out a non-India feeling. This kind of architecture, the paint scheme, these things are rarely seen in India.

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Beyond this point is another world

Now here we are , at the gates of the Monastery. Beyond this point is a different world. Outside it may be chaos but after this point its all peaceful. Outside you can find people trying to park their vehicle, some other people asking alms, street side vendors trying to make a living, but inside its calm and quiet.

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Golden Temple welcomes you

There it stands tall and welcomes all. His Highness Penor Rinpoche is in the big picture. He is said to be an incarnation of Vimalamitra.

As I said, this place doesn’t look like India at all.  Inside its well maintained, well landscaped, and kept neat and clean.

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Main attraction of Golden temple

Inside this beautiful building lies the main attraction of Golden temple. Lets go inside and have a look.

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First peek

Getting the first visuals.  Going inside this places felt like something out of the world experience when I first visited this place. This place is so huge and calm.  Mind becomes so peaceful just as you enter inside. In addition to that the view is incredible.

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The classic view of Golden temple

People never tired of clicking this view of Golden temple. This image has become synonym to Golden temple. Even I have several of the same image in this same angle. But still if I go next time, I will again click some more.

The smiling Buddha
The smiling Buddha
Up close and Personal
Up close and Personal

The sense of being so small in front of these 58 to 60 feet statues, the tranquillity of this atmosphere, the peace of mind;  these are  the incredible feelings that I experienced inside the  Golden temple.

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The monk

He may not be the monk who sold his Ferrari, but still he looks so vibrant in his colourful clothing.  These are the students who came in search of enlightenment.  He reminded me of the movie ‘The cup’ and the title song of the movie ringed in my ears.


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Beautiful interiors of Golden temple.

I looked around, enjoyed the grand view, took some snaps. Sat there soaking in the tranquillity. And it was time to leave the place.

It’s at that time I noticed the beauty of the door handle! Even that is made so beautifully.

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The door
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The door from another angle

Just like the inside, the outside also has some stunning art works. The whole walls are filled with beautiful paintings.

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Beautiful doors and walls

Can some one translate it please? Anyway you can just enjoy it as abstract art!

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The Wall drawings

Colourful drawing.  Isn’t it?

Going home without capturing some monks will be unthinkable!

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The monks

And buying some souvenirs can also be included in the plan.

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Things to buy

Or at least click a few pictures of them. Things aren’t so cheap here! They have the extra tourist value! So I chose to click them rather than buying them.

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Some more things to buy

And as I was about to exit the place, I got to see the hard reality in contrast to the tranquillity I just experienced. The less fortunate asking for money. Even kids were asking for alms.

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another view from Golden temple

with these visuals we are coming to an end to today’s photo walk.

Just in case you want to know the address of the place.

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Namdroling Monastery

Yes, golden temple also known as Namdroling Monastery.

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Trablogger aka Jithin is an Indian travel blogger who is obsessed with leading a travel life. When he is not traveling, photographing, writing or blogging, you can see him thinking about sustaining this travel life or helping someone to travel more.

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Lovely colors 🙂


I loved how you showed us the details of the beautiful temple. Beautiful rich colors of the temple, the monks, that cute little girl…Love loved loved all these stunning pictures! Thank you for the virtual tour Jithin! 😉


Lovely pictures here. I have been to this Monastery at Coorg and I know how beautiful and serene this place is 🙂

Fimnora Westcaw

I’m lucky to have a tour guide who brings me to many different places, with so many kinds of adventures! Thank you 🙂


TT is right on time 🙂 Enjoyed the tour. I like the song a lot, J. It must be a good movie. A colleague of mine used to recommended Indian movies to us. 🙂


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Lovely shots!


makes me want to visit…


I have been to this Monastery and it is very beautiful with vibrant colors. You have taken wonderful shots of the place. Thanks for sharing.


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