One of the largest Tibetan settlements in South India, it is known for its monasteries, handicrafts, carpet factories, and incense factory. The landscape is dotted with several monasteries, but be sure to visit the most important amongst these - the Great Gompa of Sera Jey and Sera Mey. The Mahayana Buddhist University is located here. It also has an enormous prayer hall. The other important monastery in the neighbouring settlement of Bylekuppe is TashiLhunpo renowned as the seat of the Panchen Lama.