Travel Directions to Drepung Gomang Monastery

DREPUNG GOMANG MONASTERY:  Is located in the Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest city is Hubli which is an hour's drive from Drepung Gomang Monastery. Hubli is connected with major Indian towns and cities either by train or bus.  Below is a map of India that indicates where Hublai is.

GOA:  Goa is only a five-hour drive to our monastery.  There is a direct flight from New Delhi to Goa and also one from Mumbai (Bombay) to Goa. To reach the monastery from Goa, one has a scenic drive through small towns like Karwar and Yellapur. Also there is direct bus travel and a train line from Goa to Hubli.

BANGALORE: A "happening city," and "info-tech center, Bangalore is a 10 hour-drive to Drepung Gomang Monastery.  Many buses and trains go from Bangalore directly to Hubli.  It has an international airport and is connected with other important cities of the world.

 DELHI: From Delhi, one can take a flight to Goa or travel down directly by train to Hubli from Delhi. There are also direct flights from Delhi to Bangalore to Goa, and to Mumbai.   Delhi is the capital city of India and is connected to major cities of the world by air.


To visit this monastery, foreigners MUST apply for a Protective Area Permit FIVE MONTHS BEFORE their visit.  Without this permit, it is impossible for any foreigner to reside here or study here even for a single day.   Local Indian police and Passport officers regularly check the monastery and guest house for any foreigners. If a visitor is found without a permit, then he/she can be fined and imprisoned.

You can download the PAP Application form here (You will need Acrobat Reader to view this file)
or they can be requested from

Bureau of H. H. the Dalai Lama
10 Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar-IV
New Delhi. Telephone:26439745/26218548/26474798.
You must submit four passport photos, four passport copies and  PAP form duly filled and signed to the Rehabilitation Officer at the address printed above.

Map of India

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