Situated in Clement Town near Dehradun, Mindrolling Monastery is the centre of spiritual activity for the Tibetan Buddhist community. Set up in 1965, the monastery enshrines 60m high Great Stupa and is adorned with beautiful murals and paintings.
Mindrolling Monastery, which follows the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, was founded by Khochhen Rinpoche who escaped to India during the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959. The monastery has a 35m-high gold statue of the Buddha.
The Mindrolling Monastery also houses Ngagyur Nyingma College, which promotes literary studies of Tibetan Buddhism.
How to reach Mindrolling Monastery
Mindrolling Monastery is accessible through rail, road and air.
Air: The nearest airport to Mindrolling Monastery is at Jolly Grant at Dehradun is connected with flights to major cities of India.
Rail: The nearest railway station to Mindrolling Monastery is Dehradun which is well connected by rail to almost all the major cities in India.
Road: Mindrolling Monastery is well connected to the major cities and places in India. Some of the cities that are well connected with Mindrolling Monastery are Delhi (235kms), Agra (381kms), Jaipur (493kms), and Lucknow.
Best Time to Visit Mindrolling Monastery
Visitors can visit Mindrolling Monastery all round the year, still the beast period to visit the Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun is during the months of October to June.