Published: April 5th 2012April 5th 2012
Although it is said for Kashmir but somehow it also applies for Ladakh that 'if there is a heaven on Earth, then its here only here'. Ladakh the Northernmost state Tourism in India
is also know as the land of 'Buddhism' as there are many famous Buddhist monasteries of the country are located here. The scenic beauty of the picturesque hills and the spiritual atmosphere of the monasteries attracts travelers and the followers of Buddhism from every part of the world.
Here is the list of some of the most Famous Ladakh Monasteries
that you can visit during your trip.
: It is the largest monastery of Ladakh that was built in 1630 and is located at a distance of about 45 km south of Leh. The largest Thangka painting is also placed here. The walls of this monastery are decorated with beautiful exquisite paintings. All this in together make Hemis a popular Places to Visit in India
during your trip here.
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
: Namgyal monastery is very popular for the three story high statue of Lord Buddha and here one can also see the collection of ancient manuscripts and frescoes. The breathtaking view of Leh simply enchants the senses.
: There is a huge statue of Avalokiteshvara (the Buddhist deity of compassion) placed in this monastery. It has 1000 arms and 1000 heads and is very lavish and splendid.
: Founded in 11th
century AD Likir is located at about 52 km from Leh. It houses a large clay image of Lord Buddha and many ancient manuscripts. One can see some interesting collections of thankas, old religious and domestic costumes and implements in this monastery.
: It is located at the mouth of a huge cave from where a tributary of Lungnak River flows. Phugtal is the most secluded monastery of Zanskar and was established in the 12th
century. The walls and ceiling of this monastery is decorated with beautiful frescos reflecting the traditional Indian arts.
Enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of Ladakh and experience the spiritual world of this magical land.