The biggest Tibetan settlement outside of Tibet is a series of twenty villages collectively known as Bylakupee.
Bus to Kushal Nagar from Mangalore (about 5 hours, deluxe bus is advised on this road) or from Mysore (about 2.5 hours). Auto Rickshaws can be hired in Kushal Nagar to visit the settlement (6 km. 60 Rs., at the evening it's 120 Rs.).
There are a few hotels right outside the Namdroling Monastery complex, where one can take in a meal combined with a shopping jaunt as well.
Overseas visitors planning to stay in Bylakupee require a 'Protected Area Permit' - while these are easy to obtain, they can take several months to process. See information on Namdroling Monastery website: