We chose our destinations in India mainly for their spiritual content – and after 2 weeks of sightseeing in Mysore we feel the pull of a Tibetan Buddhist colony about 100 km away. Unlike McLeod Ganj this settlement is off-limits to tourists except during the day, i.e. no overnight accommodations available in the town. it was wonderful to be back in the environment of the Tibetans and surrounded by many Buddhists temples.
Young monks walking through the courtyard. I popped into one of the smaller temples and there were about 5 or 6 young monks using the smooth wide expanse of the marble floor of the temple to play with their small toy cars!