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Mysore (district)

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Mysore (district)

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Bylakupee Tibetan Settlements

The biggest Tibetan settlement outside of Tibet is near Bylakupee village. There are about 20 villages around here.

Sera Monasteries

The biggest monastery of Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet is Sera Jhe (also: Sera Jey) monastery. In Sera you will find a village of almost 5,000 monks in Sera Jhe and Sera Mey monasteries.

The village has 3 guesthouses (A simple double room is 125 Rs. and has an attached bathroom with hot water), which the profits from go into the monasteries, hospitals and school in Sera. the profits from the shops and the internet cafés also help sponsor the monastery.

How to get to Sera Take a bus to Kushal Nagar from Mangalore (about 5 hours, delux bus is advised on this road) or Mysore (about 2.5 hours). From Kushal Nagar take a rikshaw to Sera (6 km. 30 Rs., at the evening it's 50 Rs.).