Tibetan Monastery, Manali

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Address of this place -

Gompa Rd, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

Travel Destination -

Manali

Country -

India

ISD/STD Code -

91-01905

Area Pincode -

175131

 

Local Time -

1:22 AM

Local Weather -

Current temprature- -9.32, Minimum - -9.32, Maximun - -9.32
light snow with humidity 91% and Wind speed of 0.5 mph.

How to Reach -

Airport -
Bhunter is 50 km from Manali
Railway -
Joginder Nagar, 165 km away. The closest broad gauge rail heads are Chandigarh (310 km) and Ambala (355 km).
By road
The distance from Delhi is 570 km and from Shimla the distance is 280 km.

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Tibetan Monastery, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Along with the hills and rivers, Manali is also famous for its Tibetan Monasteries as many people from Tibetan origin have settled here. The two prominent monasteries that attract a large number of tourists from all across the world are Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa and Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa. These monasteries are a storehouse for Tibetan culture, literature and crafts. Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa is located near the busy old Manali road and was built in the year 1969. Though small in area, it has beautifully decorated interiors alongwith an impressive statue of Lord Buddha. Meditation can be done in the well-maintained garden situated outside the Gompa. The Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa is located near the market square of Manali. Also, there is one another monastry located at 8km from the small town of Patlikul,near to Manali.

These monasteries are known for their handicrafts, especially paintings and carpets. The aroma of incense sticks, sounds of hymns/chants and the rotating prayer wheels together creates a divine ambience. The tranquil surroundings of these monasteries act as a great stress buster and hence, they must be included in travel itineraries. The monastry also runs a Thanka school of arts and a carpet weaving centre.Tourists keep coming to these places to understand the teachings and values of Buddhism.

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The Himalayan resort town or the ultimate vacation heaven in all of Northern India, Manali is a high altitude hill station nestled in the mountains. Located in the Kullu district, the holiday terminus has earned itself a reputation as a honeymoon destination and backpacking center. Being set on the Beas River, it serves as a gateway for skiing in the nearby Solang valley and for trekking in the Parvati valley. It’s a jumping off point for rafting, mountaineering, and paragliding in the mountains of Pir Panjal which is home to the infamous Rohtang pass.