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  • Rewalsar viewed from one of the hilltop temples. width:640;;height:480
  • View from the opposite end of the lake. width:640;;height:460
  • View of the small lakeside town area, with several handsome Tibetan buildings, temples and monasteries scattered throughout. The towering statue is of Padmasambhava, known as the Second Buddha or Guru Rompuche by the Tibetans. width:640;;height:480
  • Close-up of the intricately detailed and gilded statue of Padmasambhava, part of Zigar Drukpa Kagyud Monastery. It's the second largest statue in India. width:360;;height:480
  • Closer shot of the lakeside town and Tibetan bulidings. width:640;;height:480
  • Zigar Drukpa Kagyud Monastery. width:338;;height:480
  • This monastery has daily Tibetan music practices. width:640;;height:480
  • This large, gold-domed Sikh temple towers over one end of the lake. width:640;;height:480
  • View from the Sikh temple. width:640;;height:480
  • Large flowering trees and bushes line one side of the lake, adding another beautiful splash of color. Note the small blue and white  Hindu temples on the far shore. width:640;;height:480
  • Close-up of Rewalsar's blue Hindu temple. width:630;;height:480
  • Another view of two Hindu temples. width:357;;height:480
  • Magnificent entry gate to Nyingma Monastery, the first Tibetan monastery established at Rewalsar. width:604;;height:480
  •  Gorgeous detailing and color scheme of Nyingma Monastery. width:640;;height:480
  •  Handsome Drikung Kagyu Gompa, aka the Red Monastery, welcomes short-term and long-term visitors to stay in their guest house and temple rooms. width:633;;height:480
  • Young monnks hanging out on the Red Gompa terrace in warm afternoon sun. width:640;;height:480
  • The main monastery plaza and temple buildings. width:640;;height:480
  • A small gold-roofed temple sits right on the lake's edge. Plaques there explain the history of the 'holy' lake and Padmasambhava. width:640;;height:480
  • Quite peculiarly, Rewalsar has a small zoo, located on the forested hill beside the lake. Several variety of Himalayan deer, Himalayan porcupines and 2 HImalayn bears live there. width:640;;height:480
  • Zang Dok Pelri Monastery & Temple was constructed in 2010. It's the most beautiful building I've ever seen! Each side of the temple has the same intricate designs, but the color of the walls differs. Besides this bright teal color, the other walls are red, white and cobalt blue. width:360;;height:480
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