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Buddhist Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh translates into a land that means in the lap of the Himalayas. Situated in the western region of the mountain range this is home to a large section of the Tibetan community and the region has absorbed these influences as well. While Himachal has many hill stations and scenic spots making it popular among holiday makers and honeymooners this is also popular among devout Buddhists who come here to pray at the many monasteries in the state. Dharamshala is also home to the Dalai Lama and is a hub of activity with the tourists that come here almost throughout the year. Many religious festivals take place here according to the Buddhist calendar and these attract even more tourists who come here to enjoy the ceremonies and the great food available here as well.

Among the Buddhist Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh are the ones at Dharamshala and those at Spiti. The Buddhist Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh have a unique mix of the cultures of Ladakh as well as of Tibet and is also locally known as Little Tibet. Spiti is also known as the land of the lamas and there are many monasteries here that are definitely worth a visit and many of these are also known to be favored by the Dalai Lama himself. The oldest and largest monastery in Spiti is the Kye Monastery. The monastery also has a large collection of antique thangkas and musical instruments as well. The Tabo Monastery is found at the height of 3050 meters and is a World Heritage Site. These Buddhist Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh are definitely worth making a trip to see and the stunning locations will calm and soothe anyone who leads a hectic life in the city.

Plan a holiday or a trip to the Buddhist Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh to recharge and the best way to get the best out of this is by booking a tour. There are many reputed online travel sites that will arrange for accommodation, transport, guides and even for most meals and often there are great deals and offers that are exclusive for online bookings.