Bylakuppe: Reboot to Rethink

Experience the earliest Tibetan settlement of Karnataka as you witness unique traditional practices that influence Buddhist philosophies. It is also home to one of the major monastic institutions.

Starting Point: Bangalore

Duration: 2 Nights 3 Days

Type: Culture, Heritage, Tibetan Settlement, Buddhism

Cost Starting from : INR 7000 per person.




Description

Immerse yourself in the unique Buddhist teachings and philosophies as you interact with the monks to have an experience like never before in this specially curated tour of Bylakuppe.

Bylakuppe is an area in Karnataka which is home to the Indian town Bylakuppe and several Tibetan settlements. In 1960, the Karnataka Government allotted nearly 3,000 acres of land at Bylakuppe in Mysore district in Karnataka and the first ever Tibetan exile settlement, Lugsung Samdupling came into existence in 1961.

Bylakuppe consists of a number of agricultural settlements, residential colonies and has number of major Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Most notable among them are the Namdroling Monastery (also known as the Golden temple), Sera Monastery, an important educational monastic institution and the newly built Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Drive from Bangalore early in the morning towards Bylakuppe.
Halt for Breakfast at a Highway restaurant
Arrive in Bylakuppe by noon.
Check in at guest house. Have lunch at the guest house and take some rest.
Visit the Namdroling Monastery (Golden Temple) & Sakya Monastery.
Assemble for evening tea and snacks.
Enjoy dinner at the guest house and get a good night sleep.

Day 2 :
Freshen up in the morning and assemble for Breakfast.
Have an interactive session with the monks in Sera Jay Monastic University.
Meet a local Thangka artist and witness the elaborate works in Thangka Art.
Break for lunch. Rest.
Participate in the evening Debate session based on the interactive session with the monks.
Tea & snacks followed by some Interaction with the monks.
Return to the guest house
Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3 :
Breakfast at 8:00 am.
Visit the Tashi Lunpho monastery and interact with the villagers.
Break for lunch.
Board the vehicle and drive back to Bangalore.

Facts

• Closest city: Mysore
• Closest Airport: Mysore, 80 km away.
• Closest Railway station: Mysore (80 kms)

Cost : INR 8500 per person. ( group of 10)

Cost Includes:

• Two nights stay at Hotel in stay Bylakuppe.
• Two Breakfasts, three Lunches and two Dinners
• Tea and Snacks
• Escort, Local guide
• Transport Ex Bangalore

Exclusions:

• Food and beverage at highway restaurants (breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 3)
• Any food and drink other than ones mentioned in the inclusions.
• Any extra transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
• Any extra services at the hotel


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