Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh

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Location: Himachal Pradesh
Places Of Interest: Jawalamukhi, Kangra Fort, Brajeshwari Temple
Best Time To Visit: Mid-May to Mid-October.

Prayer WheelRewalsar is one of the prominent Buddhist centres in the hills of Himachal and the monastery enshrines an image of Buddhist teacher 'Padmasambhava'. Kanum is the place located on the Hindustan-Tibet road and has seven Buddhist monasteries and temples of various dimensions. The principal monastery in Kanum is Lundup Gainful Gompha or Kachele-Khang. Pooh, situated beyond Kanum is another great Buddhist centre having a Drug-pa monastery. Ki Monastery is a picturesque pile of buildings, which look like a hill fortress from a distance and can be approached from Kaza. Tabo is the largest monastic complex of Spiti and Dhankar Monastery is the traditional capital of Spiti with a natural lake situated at 13,500ft as its main attraction.


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