The magnificent golden Global Pagoda is the highlight at one of the Top 5 Vipassana Meditation Centers in India. Completed in 2009, it's the world's largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars. The dome is approximately 29 meters high, twice the size of the previously largest monument of its kind in Bijapur, India. Inside, the meditation area can seat over 8,000 people.
In addition to the main pagoda, the complex has two small pagodas that are 60 feet high. One of them contains individual cells for meditators. There's also an art gallery showing the life and teachings of the Buddha.
Where: Gorai, in the far northern Mumbai suburbs.
More Information: Global Vipassana Pagoda website.