Now you may think that why most of the religious temples and monasteries or the churches are in Dharamshala. Well, the name says it all and even though the place is a heaven for the pilgrims, the tourists and travelers too don’t leave any chances to be a part of this beautiful place. The Gyuto monastery in Dharamshala is one of those places that attracts plenty of tourists from around the whole India, as well the globe.
The Gyuto monastery temple in Dharamshala is another tourists attraction which however, is not an easy to find monastery. One of the most famous monasteries in Tibet, the Gyuto monastery is known for its study of Tantric meditation, Tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. It was founded in Tibet in 1474 by the main disciple of the first Dalai Lama, Jetsun Kunga Dhondup. After the communist Chinese invasion in 1959, the monastery was re-established in India.
Known all over the world for the heart-touching history associated with it, this monastery has always depicted how tantrism, a practice of the ancient black magic, can be used for the well-being of the people. Thus, as a pilgrimage site for the followers of Buddhism and as a site igniting many curiosities, the Gyuto Monastery is visited by people from all over the world.
There are plenty of things you can do in the Gyuto Monastery and apart from being mesmerized with the history and the culture of this place; you can also enjoy the most beautiful sceneries of the place as well.
While you are traveling into the monastery, there are a few things you should keep in mind –
There are plenty of things you can do in the Gyuto Monastery. First and foremost thing you can do here is seek his blessings of Sakhyamuni Buddha. Take plenty of photographs of the beautiful places surrounding the monastery and you can go for a trek around the monastery.
The Gyuto Monastery is open all the year round. However, it is recommended that you try to visit the Gyuto Monastery during the festival of Buddha Purnima because during that festival, the monastery is at its peak level of gorgeous decoration. Moreover, the delicious Tibetan food and the colorful cultural show too is an attraction at that time.
You can simply hire a cab, or a shared taxi to reach the place. If you wish to take a cab or a driver who knows the roads and can take you to the monastery without any troubles, you can simply contact us and we would be grateful to arrange the same for you for absolutely free.
However, if you wish to take a guide with you, we are sorry to say that guides are not allowed in the monastery. You can refer to sign boards and leaflet inside the monastery to understand the about the same.
There are many other attractions nearby the monastery that you can visit. For example – the Kangra valley, Kareri Lake, Dal Lake, Chintpurni Temple, Tibet museum, State museum of Dharamshala, St. John Wilderness Church, Bhagsu Nag temple etc.
If you want to satisfy your hungry stomach, you can get yourself a treat in the restaurants like Lung Ta, Trek and Dine, Tibet Kitchen, or Kick’s Italian Kitchen and many others.