We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kauai's Hindu Monastery

107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-9304
+1 808-822-3012
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Amazing place in wetland

We had a wonderful time visiting this not so popular location. The drive was phenomenal and then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lambda_by_mu
,
College Station, TX
A Must See

Three people told me about this place - I am so glad I went. Please come prepared to be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CSTMaryland
,
Maryland
Read all 342 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guided tour” (27 reviews)
LOCATION
107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-9304
CONTACT
Website
Call
Write a ReviewReviews (342)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 335 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time visiting this not so popular location. The drive was phenomenal and then the place itself was so peaceful. it rained a lot. Much later we found out it is right by the wettest place on the planet!

Thank lambda_by_mu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three people told me about this place - I am so glad I went. Please come prepared to be conservatively dressed. No taking pictures on temple grounds. You can participate in the puja ceremonies. The meditation banyon is breath taking as well as all of...More

Thank CSTMaryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful find and beautiful drive to get here north of Wailua/Kapaa. Beautiful grounds with natural and manmade water features. Interesting background given regarding the Hindu religion. Funky off the beaten path experience

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We went up there on a very rainy day. Cool place if you have never been to a Hindu place before. You can even "burn" away all your sins!

Thank tom s
Reviewed 7 December 2017

OK, what can you say, its a monastery, how cool can that be? Well, Extremely cool if you are Kauai's Hindu Monastery! Located in the most absolutely amazing location this place is a garden of Eden when it comes to fantastic flora. Such lush and...More

Thank digitaleye3
Reviewed 24 November 2017

The welcome talk was interesting and it was fun to learn a bit about the Hindu faith. We walked to the new temple and wow! All hand carved and absolutely fabulous. We will visit again when it's finished. We entered the temple and meditated in...More

Thank BoomerGal1955
Reviewed 16 November 2017

I have wanted to come here for years and finally got the chance. Be sure to call and make a reservation because they only offer the tour once a week and parking is limited. It's worth it to plan ahead. We just happened to be...More

Thank callan1034
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely a must visit while in Kauai. Very serene and tranquil surroundings,. Beautiful hindu Siva temple very impressed to learn, the monks are well versed with chants and rituals. Temple is closed by the noon.

Thank jyo10
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a morning on these peaceful and tranquil grounds. If you want to step away for a moment of calm, this is the place to go. Beautiful views and stone sculptures only add to the experience.

Thank Kittygoth
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is an authentic Hindu monastery offering guests the opportunity to experience the beauty of the grounds and puja (Sanskrit ritual), if you choose. You must make a reservation mostly because of limited parking. You can attend the puja or take the tour. You can't...More

1  Thank Lydia G
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 hotels in Kauai
Garden Island Inn Hotel
862 reviews
11.78 km away
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
2,206 reviews
21.40 km away
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
6,709 reviews
20.77 km away
Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club
1,079 reviews
21.44 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Hukilau Lanai
2,558 reviews
6.89 km away
KINTARO Japanese Restaurant
567 reviews
6.28 km away
Sleeping Giant Grill
408 reviews
6.72 km away
Street Burger
536 reviews
6.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kamokila Hawaiian Vllage
173 reviews
1.58 km away
Kadavul Hindu Temple
56 reviews
.02 km away
Garden Island Photography
9 reviews
.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
desaidilip1
9 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Steven858 | Reviewed this property |
Namiste fellow travelers. The monastery is quite worth the time and effort. There are no tours in December so you may just be able to slide in on the last tour of the year! There is the link for cruise ship passengers... More
1
Vote
Gudipaty1937
5 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from RBalija | Reviewed this property |
The Siva Lingam is truly noteworthy and the attending priest is from Malaysia and speak good Tamil.
0
Votes
Regalj
26 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
1
Vote