Bylakuppe is the largest Tibetan refugee settlement in the world.
Since 1960, in the region of Karnataka (India) around 70000 Tibetan refugees live in the village of Bylakuppe, guests of a country that gives them lands and hopes.
The Indian government granted asylum to the Dalai Lama, and land was set aside for the waves of Tibetan refugees.
Bylakuppe is a powerful testament to human resilience. The Tibetan people’s will to preserve their way of life, their faith, and their identity, has pushed them so far south, into a place starkly different from where they come from. (atlas obscura)