Odisha’s Little Tibet- is not as well-known as the abode of his holiness the Dalai Lama at Mcleodganj in Dharamsala and Majnu ka Tila in Delhi, but it offered the Tibetan settler’s a home nevertheless after China invaded Tibet in 1959. Chandragiri was designated as camp no.4 for settlement of Tibetan’s.
The first batch of Tibetan’s arrived in Chandragiri on 1st May 1963. Since arriving they have not only made Chandragiri and the adjoining camps at Labarasingh, Mahendragadh, Tankilipadar (all located at a radius of 4-5 KM around Chandragiri) their home, but through their enterprise and demeanor added colour to the picturesque mountains of the Eastern Ghats in this part of Odisha. The Tibetan’s have named this place “Phuntsokling”– which means land of plenty and happiness.
The major attraction is the Padmasambhava Monastery popularly known as the Jirang Monastery. It is the largest monastery in Eastern India. The monastery was inaugurated by His Holiness The Dalai Lama in 2010. It is a residence cum college for budding Buddhist monks who come from all over India here to study.
The Avalokiteswara statue in a sitting position at Mahedragad is another attraction along with the Monastery at Labarasingh. Don’t miss the peace pagoda at the entrance of Camp No. 4.
The Tibetan’s are helpful to the outsiders and tourists, please be polite with them.
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Chandragiri has regular bus service from Berhampur. Alternately one can drive down to Chandragiri. The amazing landscape makes for a scenic drive.
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Berhampur the nearest major city has branches & ATM’s of all major banks.
Berhampur has hotels & lodges catering to all segments of tourists. Check the accredited list of hotels.
Where to Shop
Berhampur offers a lot of options for people to collect souvenirs. The Boyanika at Girija Chhak is a good option.
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