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Buddha Temple in Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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About Buddha Temple in Dehradun

Built-in the later years of the 20th century by the revered Buddhist religious head Kochen Rinpoche, Buddha Temple in Dehradun is a magnificent Tibetan Monastery and is also known as Mindrolling Monastery. It was built not only to safeguard the religious and cultural sentiments of the Buddhists but also to promote the same. The Temple is essentially built-in Japanese architecture style on a highland in the Doon Valley. The view from the top is simply mesmerizing. If you wish to enjoy complete greenery, you must visit Dehradun Buddhist Temple. Around the Buddha Temple, you will also find a number of shops, restaurants, and other public places. You may take a walk and explore these places on your own when you are here. There is also a public book shop here where you will find that most of the books are written in the Tibetan language. A large number of books are meant for sale by a Tibetan community in the surrounding area.

The interior of the temple is only open to the public on Sundays and one can climb the stairs though the many levels with their ornate decorations to reach the viewing platform. After reaching the top of the building one can a panoramic view of city Dehradun. Do not forget to take some really stunning pictures from the top as it gives you a scenic view.

History of Buddha Temple

The architecture and building up of the Lord Buddha Temple began in the year 1965. The structure of the temple was inspired by the original Buddha Temple monastery located in Tibet. The Buddha Temple complex was built as a part of four Tibetan religion schools. It was named as Nyingma, and associated with the strong religious beliefs of Tibetan people. It took 50 odd artists to complete the structure of golden paint in nearly three years.

Mindrolling Monastery

Anyone who preach or practice Buddhism cannot be unfamiliar with the Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun. It is considered Asia’s one of the most highly prestigious monasteries. With a plethora of ornate paintings and a surreal collection of art as well make this place in this temple truly breathtaking. It has five floors that each have an essence that you feel on your visit. Moreover, the view from atop the pagoda is truly breathtaking. It is something that halts your mind for a sec and let you soak in the natural serenity. The panoramic view of the entire city will truly leave you awestruck and in sheer awe for the temple. One can experience a sense of calm as you enter the temple that might not have experienced anywhere else. If you wish, you can also sit there and meditate. Moreover, the paintings present inside is in itself a surreal landscape, depicting various history, mythology, and culture of Buddhism. 

Shopping Complex

Buddha Temple in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, is more than just a temple, it is a widespread area that also has a small shopping complex. This shopping complex has a few shops that include shops for traditional clothing, eateries, books, handicrafts, souvenirs, etc. The area is nestled with numerous benches around the complex and park where you can just sit and enjoy the sight, eat, or meditate. No matter when you visit, it will be a truly surreal experience for you and whoever accompanies you. Apart from this, it is also an amazing place for a photoshoot due to its bewildering landscape. On one’s visit, one can spot many visitors with cameras around their necks.

In all, it is a place that will leave you truly spellbound. Therefore, on your visit to Dehradun, it is recommended that you spend some time here to further elevate your experience.

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    Ff's 3 days trip to Dehradun

    Trip was overall good, we did not get an trouble during entire journey. We enjoy everything in Mussorrie and brought life long memory.

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    Nihar's 3 days trip to Dehradun

    Thanks to TT for making this trip go as per schedule. If the car provided was as per agreement then it was worth 5 stars

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    Shital Kumari

    Delhi

    Shital's 6 days trip to Dehradun

    The trip started with good experience the stay in haridwar, joshimatha,auli but the second last day & last trip we really had bad experience because the stay we got in chopta was really scary as advised in the iternary that was 200mts down but it was 650 mts down where we requested the Eden camp owner we want to change camp but he didn't do it ND even saw skull nd bones thrown near to kitchen dn we thought we cannot stay back there,thanks to our driver RAVI he was very helpful nd supporting all around the trip he helped to search hotel even the same situation happened in Rishikesh they gave stay as Samridhi Retreat when we reached the hotel they said there are no bookings we noonetried travel agency where noone receiving call to Inform what next step...it was like mental torture and harrashment for the tourist...later we searched hotel on our own and stayed back in Rishikesh. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE BOOKINGS AS IT IS MENTIONED IN ITERNARY IS NOT SAME..

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    Arun Snpt

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    Arun's 5 days trip to Dehradun

    Every thing is Good in our trip but if agency arrange a local cab it may very good to us. Bcoz the driver has lack of knowledge abt our visit places. Missouri is the best part of our trip

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    Anjali Gupta

    Ahmedabad

    Anjali's 6 days trip to Dehradun

    we booked the trip for uttarkhand. The trip was did not meet our expectations. The places as per itinerary were not covered. on the first day itself confusion was created as to which terminal to pick up due to which there was a delay of 3 hours and as a result of which our first destination ie mussoorie was affected and we could see only on viewpoint. the contact person Mr Deepak was not cordial and did things as per his wish.

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    Mumbai

    Akshay's 6 days trip to Dehradun

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    Sm's 4 days trip to Dehradun

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    Mumbai

    Hetal's 3 days trip to Dehradun

    The experience of booking the trip for my parents through travel triangle was not good in terms of reliability. They outsourced itvto some agent called tripsailor who was based in Delhi and the agents were very rude. Secondly none of the mobile numbers givenb to us to contact worked as they were out of reach or temporarily disconnected.Before the trip u felt i was duped for the money as they were not responsible to contact us .I am really disappointed with this kind of service.1 day before the trip i gad to make 10 calls back and forth to tripsailor and travel triangle.

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    SHIVPRASAD R PILLAI

    Delhi

    Shivprasad's 5 days trip to Dehradun

    Hotel trihari at rishikesh was the worst hotel.Service was very bad hotel room was ok..Shiv inn hotel in haridwar ,the room was ok but food was not up to the mark.Basera was very good recommend for people going to mussorie with very good services .. THE VIBES AT RIVER GANGA WAS THE BEST..STAY AT HOTEL BASERA AND THE STAFF MEMBERS WERE VERY GOOD ND WELL BEHAVED

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    Bangalore

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    Yes, it is safe to visit the Buddha Temple in Dehradun after noon. Remember that the Temple closes by 7 p.m.

    The best time to visit Buddha Temple is any time between morning 8 to evening 7. It hardly takes a duration of 2 hrs to cover the entire complex.

    Before visiting the Buddha Temple, carry a bottle of mineral water, head scarf and sun protection lotion along with you.

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