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Kauai's Hindu Monastery

107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-9304
+1 808-822-3012
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Experience the gardens and take the tour!

Wednesdays they hold a tour of the grounds, call ahead for a parking spot. Bring insect repellent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Diego, California
The Most Beautiful Place on Earth!

If you are looking for an interesting experience on the island on Kauai, plan a visit to the Hindu... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Raleigh, NC
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107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-9304
+1 808-822-3012
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wednesdays they hold a tour of the grounds, call ahead for a parking spot. Bring insect repellent! The tour includes a history of this temple and Western Hinduism, a tour of the nearly completed hand carved temple, and many of the gardens.

Thank Steven858
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for an interesting experience on the island on Kauai, plan a visit to the Hindu Monastery on Kauai. Be sure to call and make a reservation for the guided tour that is held once a week. With the guided tour, one...More

Thank jjstephenson1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Hindu Monastery on a friend's recommendation. This is a very serene place- built in beautiful surroundings. The highlight was visiting the small forest of 'Rudraksha' trees close-by. We saw these trees for the first time. We grew up in India and still...More

1  Thank nicekids
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The kauai Hindu Monastery is the most heavenly place I have ever visited. Calm, peaceful and so very beautiful. You definitely feel the presence of God. With special permission you can visit the new Sivan temple that is under construction. The Swamis are very knowledgable...More

Thank jahnavisivananthan
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Go to the Kauai Hindu Monastery website to read about their tour. Most of the grounds are not open to the public with the exception of a morning tour done once a week. All you need to do is call and make a parking reservation....More

1  Thank BigOrangeCat
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Such a beautiful, peaceful place. It was one of the last places we saw before leaving the island. It will be one of the first places we visit the next time we visit Kauai. The people there were very friendly. The temple grounds were amazing...More

1  Thank tanyag220
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A peaceful oasis. You're not allowed to go anywhere near the new temple, which is under construction and looks amazing, but the existing worship space is open. They're quite strict about visiting hours, so pay close attention to that - a phone call to double...More

Thank pazduha
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Have been going to visit Monastery for years. Beautiful and peace-filled. Years ago you could wander the grounds during your tour, they keep you more confined now. Love to see the monastery being constructed. Definitely worth checking it out!

Thank lynn h
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We went here on a rainy day to see the actual temple only to find that you cannot go anywhere near the new one. We saw the old one and it was interesting. The bronze sculptures and the story of how the temple is being...More

Thank Olym2010
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stumbled upon this temple and was so glad! Just 15 minutes of walking around the place and I felt calm and rejuvenated. I could sit under that banyan tree all day. They have sarongs for you to cover up with if you're wearing shorts, sleeveless...More

1  Thank importedgood
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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.
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
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