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MONASTERIES

Main Destination : Lahaul and Spiti Valley
Locations : Kaza, Nako, Rewalasr and Mandi
Main Monastery : Key Monastery
Other Monasteries : Tabo Monastery, Dhankar Monastery

Kye Monastery
Kye Monastery on High Altitude


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Most Famous Monasteries : Kye Monastery
Location - 17 kms North of Kaza.
Known As - Oldest and Largest Monastery in Lahaul and Spiti Valley.
Highlight - Stone Image of Meditating Buddha, Manuscripts, Stucco Images, Unique Wind Instruments, Huge Collection of Weapons.

Tabo Monastery
Location - 47 kms North of Kaza.
Known As - World Heritage Site bu UNESCO.
Highlight - Nine Temples, 23 Chortens, Monk's Chamber and an Extension Chamber, Stupas and Shrines.

Dhankar Monastery
Location - 25 kms from Kaza.
Highlight - Statue of Vairochana (Dhayan Buddha) Comprises 4 Complete Figures Seated Back-to-Back.
Other Monasteries : Rewalsar Monastery in Rewalsar, Tilasangh Monastery in Kinnaur, Nako Monastery in Nako, Thang Yug Gompa, Tayul Gompa, Kardang Monastery and Guru Ghantal Monastery in Lahaul.

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Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh – Colorful Sanctuaries of Buddhism

Himachal Pradesh can be classified as a multi cultural, multi lingual and multi regional state. Take monastery tours of Himachal Pradesh to convince of yourself of this fact. Due to the size able population of Buddhist in Himachal Pradesh, a lot many famous monasteries can be found in the various parts of the state. The climate and landscape of Himachal have been the most idyllic factor in drawing the priests and monks here. Of recent, due to the presence of the Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh has gained much momentum as far as Buddhism is concerned.

Travel to Himachal Pradesh and enjoy the sight of the famous monasteries in Himachal Pradesh that serves as an important landmark of Buddhism in Himachal Pradesh.

Dhankar Monastery
Panoramic View of Dhankar Monastey


Famous Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal tourism in India will give you a chance to enjoy the peaceful ambiance and the magnificent view of the most important monasteries that have gained recognition from all over the world. Travel to Himachal Pradesh and see the influence of Tibetan culture in Himachal Pradesh in form of the Buddhist monasteries that are the specimen of the strong impact of the religion. The popular monasteries of Himachal Pradesh are concentrate in the regions of Dharamshala and McLeodganj, but quite a few in the Spiti region are also worth seeing.

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Lahaul and Spiti Serves as the Prime Stop for Monasteries

Travel to Lahaul and Spiti, which have some of the best monasteries in Himachal Pradesh. You should not miss the Kye monastery which is located about 12 kms north of Kaza, on a road 210 kms from Manali to Kaza . Located at the height of 4,116 m above Key village, you should visit this monastery which happens to be the oldest and largest monastery in Himachal Pradesh. In this monastery you should see the manuscripts, stucco images, unique wind instruments, huge collection of weapons and the statue of meditating Buddha. The evolution of this monastery dates back to 1000 AD and is an example of the monastic architecture. This is one of the most famous Buddhist monastery in HP. This is the religious centre of Himachal Pradesh, an annual ceremony called Kalachakra in held here.

Another most popular monastery attractions in Himachal India is the Tabo monastery. Come to see the Ajanta of Himalayas, which has been very well preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. Found in the 996 AD this monastery is at a height of 3050 m in the rocky and snowy Tabo valley. Established as a centre for learning it has nine temples, 23 chortens, a monk's chamber and an extension that houses the nun’s chamber forms the monastery complex. Located at a convenient distance of 47 kms from Kaza, you should see the library and all the other attractions that make this monastery, a world heritage site.

Another most popular monastery attractions in Himachal India is the Tabo monastery. Come to see the Ajanta of Himalayas, which has been very well preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. Found in the 996 AD this monastery is at a height of 3050 m in the rocky and snowy Tabo valley. Established as a centre for learning it has nine temples, 23 chortens, a monk's chamber and an extension that houses the nun’s chamber forms the monastery complex. Located at a convenient distance of 47 kms from Kaza, you should see the library and all the other attractions that make this monastery, a world heritage site.

Monks in Monastery
Children Being Trained as Monks


Buddhist Pilgrimage at Other Monasteries

Some of the other equally popular monasteries in Himachal Pradesh include Rewalsar Monastery that stands on the edge of the beautiful Rewalsar lake. Located 20 kms south of Mandi, the main attraction of this monastery is the architecture that is pagoda – style. Take a famous monastery tours of Himachal Pradesh and pay homage to this monastery that has been the favored place of Guru Rimpoche, the Precious Master of Buddhism.

Then there is Tilasangh Monastery that has exquisite interiors and aesthetically painted murals and other paintings.

While seeing the monasteries in Himachal Pradesh, you cannot miss the Nako Monastery which has various temple as its attractions. Is is one of the popular monastery in India and an important Buddhist centre in Himachal Pradesh.

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Buddhist Hallmark in Himachal Pradesh
The Tibetan culture has a very positive effect on Himachal Pradesh – Monasteries. Take a famous monastery tours of Himachal Pradesh to see the Buddhist beauties that have been very well adorned by Himachal Pradesh. Holiday in Himachal to see the world famous Buddhist monasteries.


Proud Owners of Buddhism - Lahaul & Spiti
Take a exclusive tour of Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh to see the most famous monasteries in Himachal Pradesh. Due to its locations and climatic conditions, these monastries have some of the most popular monastery attractions in India.


Oldest and the Largest Impression
Pay a visit to Kye monastery just 12 kms north of Kaza. This is one of the largest and oldest monastery in Himachal Pradesh. While in this monastery you should see the stone image of mediating Buddha. Besides, you should also see manuscripts, stucco images, unique wind instruments, huge collection of weapons.


Holiness in the Desert Land of Tabo
One of the most famous monastery in Himachal Pradesh is the Tabo monastery which is also a world heritage site. You cannot miss this Buddhist monastery which is also referred as the Ajanta of Himalayas. Take a monastic tours of Himachal Pradesh to see these Buddhist monastery drops in Himachal Pradesh.


Hubs of Buddhism in Himachal Pradesh
Other than the most famous monasteries of Himachal Pradesh you should also see are Hang Yug Gompa, Tayul Gompa, Kardang Monastery, and Guru Ghantal monastery. On your tours to Himachal Pradesh these will be the most important pilgrimage destinations for the Buddhists.


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