A new monastery built in the 1960s. It is an important gathering place for Buddhists from
One among the finest attractions in Manali is the Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa, which is a renowned Buddhist monastery built in the year 1960. A large number of refugees from the neighbouring Tibet makes this hill station as their home town and it was by them this famous monastery was constructed. This lively and pleasing monastery is well known for its pagoda-style yellow roof. Gorgeous wall paintings illustrating the ideology of Buddhism embellish the Gompa. Gadhan Gompa depicts an image of Buddha.
The monastery also enlists the names of people who were killed in the Tibetan occupation. This shrine also houses petite shops in its premises for the sale of Tibetan Handicrafts and carpets. It is through this sale and donations from good Samaritans the temple activities are keep going. This shrine functions between 6 am to 6 pm.
Set amidst a beautiful garden of sunflowers, There is another gompa named Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa is pretty close to the Manali bazaar. Though smaller than Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa, it has a more modern façade. The monastery houses a huge gold faced statue of Lord Buddha. When darkness sets in, the place glitters with electric bulbs, with the fragrance of Tibetan incense enriching its peaceful ambience.
Dress appropriately, avoid wearing short or revealing clothes.
Its serene ambience makes it ideal to meditate in peace.
It can be enjoyed by Families, Backpackers, Senior Citizens.
It can be Visited any time in Year.
Keep your tone low in the monastery, and turn your phone to silent mode.