Monday, June 10, 2013

Destination : Golden Temple, Kushalnagar INDIA [ buddham saranam gacchami]

 "The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood." 

After a long time... Me, my hubby and my 2yr old daughter planned to go for a vacation.

The place which we chose to go was Madikeri ( Coorg) - Nature at its Best. Madikeri in one word can be expressed as - AWESOME. There are so many beautiful places in and around Madikeri. Like Omkareshwara Temple, Abbey falls, Raja Seat, Bhagamandala, Golden Temple, Dubare- Elephant camp, Cauvery Nisargadhama, Talacauvery, Irpu falls, Mandalpatti.
We stayed at Aarti Homestay in Madikeri near Dairy Farm( just 2kms from Bus stand). It came upto Rs.1000/per day. It was an amazing stay. They helped me with cooking for my 2yr old daughter which I was actually looking out during our stay.
Madikeri is known for its Coffee, Varieties of Herbal Oil and N number of spices - Ummm couldn't resist and ended up picking up quite a few :)
Let me take you through all the places which we visited. 
Lets start of with one of the Amazing place which we visited.

Golden Temple - a Tibetan Monastery, Kushalnagar.
Golden Temple, a Tibetan Monastery is a beautiful place not to be missed out. It’s around 6kms from Kushalnagar. It is located in Bylakuppe. This place gives an education to the Buddist children who wishes to become monks.

This place is surrounded by beautiful garden.

Once you get inside the temple, you get to see 40 ft tall three statues - Buddha, Padmasambhava, Amitayus. So Calm and Peaceful.

This is how it looks altogether.

If you get a chance to see how they pray... do check out....  It's AMAZING
I was fasinated with two things - the wooden hanging and the portaits which has been painted so beautifully depicting Gods and Demons from Tibetan Buddhist Mythology.
Apart from this there are three more temples inside the compound. Among the three, two were closed and the other one looked like the pic below-
And One of the thing which I found interesting within the compound was a miniature of monastery. It was so beautifully made. Do not miss to check out during your visit.

Once you come out of the Temple, you can do shopping - Tibetan stuffs like incense, keychains, wooden hangings, caps, some amazing handicrafts etc.
During our visit to Golden Temple- Kushalnagar,  we also covered Dubare Elephant Camp and Cauvery Nisargadhama.
Overall all we had an amazing time visiting this place.
Do follow my blogs for the rest of the places of Madikeri.
check me on Outdoor wednesday as well

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