Karbandi Monastery

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  • Address: Above Phuentsholing town, Bhutan
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Statue, Family And Kids, Monastery

Karbandi Goemba or Monastery, at a height of 400 metres, was founded in the year 1967 by the royal grandmother Ashi Phuntsho Choedron, who has had a winter residence here. The modern temple houses large, impressive statues of the Bhutanese deities of Shakyamuni Buddha, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche. Outside the monastery is a lush garden, alive with greenery, from which visitors will be left slack-jawed at the unparalleled view of the Phuentsholing Town and the Bengal Plain. In the garden you will also find eight different types of Tibetan chortens, or Tibetan Buddhist stupas.

Bhutanese legend has it that after an Indian pilgrim visiting here prayed for a child, and had her wish granted, after which this temple has become a regular shrine for couples hoping to conceive. For the others, there is the commanding view from the temple and is definitely worth making the trip.

Further up the hill, travellers will find small villages, wildlife sanctuaries and the vast expanses bearing gushing, ice-cold waterfalls.

  • As there are a few things to do here, it might be good to prepare for a day’s trip. 

  • Take a cab from the town, and walk back. The monastery is located above the town of Phuentsholing.

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  • Karbandi Monastery Address: Above Phuentsholing town, Bhutan
  • Karbandi Monastery Timing: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Karbandi Monastery Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Karbandi Monastery(preferred time): 07:00 am - 09:00 am
  • Time required to visit Karbandi Monastery: 00:45 Mins
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  • 95% of people who visit Phuentsholing include Karbandi Monastery in their plan

  • 51.16% of people start their Karbandi Monastery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Karbandi Monastery

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Karbandi Monastery

People normally club together Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre and Chukha Hydropower Project while planning their visit to Karbandi Monastery.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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    • Not exactly sure, what could be the origin of the Karbandi Monastery name. But if you break it, it is easy to assume that it depicts the design and geometric patterns of the dome.

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