This monastery, a popular spiritual center in Old Mysuru, is considered the gateway to Kodagu tourism as those who travel to Kodagu begin their visit by visiting the structure.
“The Golden Temple was closed between March 15, 2020 and March 3, 2022, due to the Covid-19 lockdown,” Lopon Gyurme, the general secretary of Namdroling Monastery, told TOI.
“All structures, temples and a house inside the Golden Temple, have been painted,” he said.
March 3, when the monastery opened, was the first day of the Tibetan New Year.
Tourism industry players have said that the monastery is one of the major tourist destinations in this region which attracts tourists from all over the country. In summer, thousands of people visit the shrine as tourists and pilgrims.
All other tourist destinations in the region, including Mysuru Palace, are already open to tourists.
CA Jaya Kumar, Honorary Chairman of Mysuru Travels Association (MTA), said, “The Golden Temple is like the gateway to tourism in Kodagu, as tourists start their visit to Kodagu from here. Tourism activities are now resuming everywhere,” he said.
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* In his opening speech, the Abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Zikyap Rinpoche, highlighted the sacrifices of current Tibetan freedom fighters and political prisoners in Chinese-occupied Tibet.
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