Himachal Tourist Guide

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Dalhousie

Dalhousie, Chamba, IndiaDalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over five hills. Named after Lord Dalhousie...

Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Kangra, HimachalDharamsala is bea- utiful & peaceful town, surrounded by forests of pine. Up there is Suburb of Dharamsala called Macleodganj or Little Lhasa...

Places of Interest in Lahaul Spiti - Himachal Pradesh

Ki Monastery / Key Monastery

Ki monastery, Spiti, HimachalKi (Kye, Kee) monastery  (12 km from Kaza, 4116 m). This lies high above the left bank of the river SpitiIt is a collection of rooms and a labyrinth of corridors that do not follow any defend plan, but seem to have grown over the years. Portions of the Structure are three stories high. While others are lower. No definite date can be ascribed to the construction of the gompa – that acted both as a monastery and as a fort. Some scholars believe this to have been built by Dromton (1008 - 64 AD). Others differ and place its origins in later centuries, but by and large, most cancur that it was built before this fifteenth century.

Key monastery, Kaza, Spiti, HimachalKi Monastery is the oldest and the biggest monastery of Spity dominating Ki-Village. About 300 lamas are receiving their religious training in its monastery, which houses rare paintings and beautiful scriptures of Buddha and other gods and goddesses. It is serving western population of Spity. In the architectural definitions given to various monasteries, Ki falls in the 'Pasada' style which is characterised by more stories than one and often plays the role of a fort-monastery. Ki is the repository of rare thangka paintings, and several ancient musical instruments – trumpets, cymbasis and drums. Its library holds the manuscripts of the sacred Tangyur texts. Apart from the cells occupied by the monks, the gompa has a large du-khang, assembly chamber lined by religious paintings and other chambers for worship and gathering. The chamber of the incarnate abbot, the zim-chung is the highest point in the building. The village of Ki is just short of the monastery.

Ki Monastery is a thousand-year-old Buddhist gompa located in the remote region of Spiti in the Indian Himalayas. The passes into this area are blocked by snow for six months of the year, thus the Tibetan culture here has remained intact. The hill-top Ki monastery is the most prominent feature of the Spiti valley. This monastery is an outstanding example of the monastic architecture which developed during the fourteenth century in the wake of the Chinese influence. The monastery was plundered in the middle of the seventeenth century by the Mongols. In the nineteenth century, it again suffered three brutal attacks. The successive trails of destruction and patch-up jobs have resulted in a haphazard growth of box-like structures, and the complex now resembles a defensive fort. Among the other important monasteries in the Spiti valley are an ancient temple at Lha-lun, and another temple complex at Dhankar

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Chamba

chamba, himachal
Chamba valley, the most loveliest in Himachal, is known for its scenic attractions, sparkling streams, beautiful lakes and crowned with high mountains ranges...

Kullu Manali

Kullu Manali, Himachal

 Kullu - Manali, A honeymooners place, is gifted with every thing that one can imagine. Kullu "The end of habitable world" and  Manali "Queen of Hills"...

 

Shimla

Shimla, Himachal, India

 Shimla a tourist destination. A beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. At a distance of 45 km, a prettiest place Solan exists"...

 

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