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Kauai's Hindu Monastery

107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-9304
+1 808-822-3012
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Beautiful and serene

We went on a rainy day, but it was still very special. Beautiful gardens and views. This is a... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Lovely, just lovely

The Hindu Monastery graciously allows access to a portion of its grounds M - F from 9 - noon. You... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-9304
+1 808-822-3012
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We went on a rainy day, but it was still very special. Beautiful gardens and views. This is a spiritual oasis in a busy town. Great gift shop/bookstore too.

1  Thank jcgtune
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The Hindu Monastery graciously allows access to a portion of its grounds M - F from 9 - noon. You can treat this as an opportunity to learn about the religion, or simply as a stroll through a beautiful garden. They have sarongs available at...More

2  Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Fire up your GPS. There are no signs pointing the way to Kauai's Hindu Monastery located at the end of a residential street about 4 miles west of Kapa'a. The monastery is open to the public only from 9am to noon. There is a worship...More

2  Thank DoctorM
Reviewed 2 February 2017

THere are sarongs to wear if you are not dressed properly and will be asked to remove shoes during prayer areas. Beautiful place to embrace another form of religion.

Thank Laura Lynne T
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The monastery is a stunningly beautiful place. The gardens, grounds and streams are simply spectacular as is the granite temple that they have been working on since the 1990's. The guided tour is well worthwhile and the guide we had patiently answered all questions and...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Special history associated with this temple. Take the tour -book a reservation. The morning service is welcoming and spiritual. Dress modestly although paros are provided.

Thank CoNNieTy_818
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Recommended. You won't need more than than an hour or even less. It's in active use, so voices are kept down, people in shorts are asked to put on sarongs that they're wearing shorts and in one area to remove their shoes. I was struck...More

3  Thank stevedM9456SJ
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I would recommend taking time to visit this Monastery. I had a very relaxing morning wandering the exceptionally well manicured gardens. Full of creativity, amazing flowers, plants & sculptures. It is a place you can easily get lost in the calm beauty. Seeing the the...More

Thank KauaiVacationTours_K
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It's like entering into a paradise .. it's like a replica of how our ancient rishis hv lived in our forest ashrams.. so much of positive vibes in and around the temple . It's a Swayambhu Siva lingam it's called a pilgrimage than just a...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 December 2016

A serene temple surrounded by beautiful gardens and the Wailua river gushing through it. The place was very easy to find with Google Maps. Understandably it being a monastery there are rules on when you can visit and what you can and cannot do. There...More

3  Thank Hiyer
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Is there a Air port to visit Kauai and Hindu Monastery and lord Siva Temple ? More about Siva Lingam . About to stay in Kauai for one or two days.
5 November 2015|
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Response from RBalija | Reviewed this property |
The Siva Lingam is truly noteworthy and the attending priest is from Malaysia and speak good Tamil.
Can one stay at the Ashram on Kuaui in HI
26 October 2015|
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Response from Lorrie D | Reviewed this property |
The monastery is open for day visits to the public only. You can go for the morning puja, about 2 hours and then tour the grounds, beautiful gardens and temples and visit the gift shop. There are guided yours certain days of... More
Patricia O
how far is the Monastery from the cruise port?
10 February 2015|
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Response from Sandys_Universe | Reviewed this property |
Hi Patricia, The following text is from the Monastery's site: If you are coming to Kauai on a cruise ship and would like to visit the monastery and temple, the following information will be helpful. It will be best to... More