Address:Sera Mey Monastic University 
P.O. Bylakuppe – 571104
District Mysore, State Karnataka
Country INDIA 

Sera Mey and Sera Jey are the two monasteries within the compound of Sera Monastery, situated at a two hours’ drive from Mysore, Karnataka, South India. The Tibetan settlement of Bylakuppe is perhaps the biggest Tibetan camp in India. The climatic condition at Bylakuppe is moderate. From Bangalore, it takes about six hours by bus.

The bus stop nearest to Sera are Bylakuppe, Koppa and Kushalnagar. A bus from Mysore will first take you to Hunsur in an hour, and then after half an hour it will reach Priyapatna. From there to Bylakuppe it will take half an hour, and then from there it will take 10 minutes to Koppa, and and around 7 minutes from Koppa to Kushalnagar.

Please visit these websites for your kind information.

  • Train :
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  • Air flight : or or any travel agencies.
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PAP is mandatory for all foreigner who wish to visit most of the Tibetan settlements in India.

You can for apply for the PAP permit at the Indian Embassy or the Indian High Commission in your country when you apply for an Indian Visa.

You can also apply for it directly at:

Rehabilitation Section, Ministry of Home Affairs,
Jaisalmer House, 26 Mansingh Road,
New Delhi 110 011.

If you want to apply through the Bureau Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi, you would need a support letter from the monastery that you would like to visit.

The Rehabilitation Officer
Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
10-B, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar-IV
New Delhi – 110024, India
Tel : +91-11-26474798, 26439745, 26218548
Fax : +91-11-26461914,
Web :
Email :


  • Copy of Valid Passport and VISA
  • Two recent Passport Size Photos
  • Consent Letter from the Settlement Office or the monastery that you are visiting, if you are applying through Bureau Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi
  • It will take three months to process the PAP if all the necessary documents are submitted properly.
  • Download the application form here: Protected Area Permit.doc or Protected Area Permit.pdf

You can book our guest house at a very nominal charge. A restaurant is attached to the guest house and so, there is basic facility for visitors. Visiting guests are required to produce their PAP and passport for the record. If you want to visit Sera, you can also book your room in advance.

Please contact:
The Manager
Theckchen Khangsar Guest House
Sera Mey Hospital, P.O. Bylakuppe- 571104,
Mysore District Karnataka State, India
Ph : +91-8223-258452
Email :

Or you can make us to arrange with your requirements.

For further details, please contact:
The Secretary
Sera Mey Monastery
P.O. Bylakuppe – 571104
Mysore District, Karnataka State
Ph :+91-8223-258207/408
Fax : +91-8223-258576
Email :