Thiksey Monastery

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  • Address: Thiksey Villay, Leh Manali Highway, Thiksey, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101, India
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  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-9320089774
  • Ticket Price: 20 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture , Monastery , Valley, Festival

Famous for it’s architecture and location, and also as the location for the Satrangi Re music video from the critically acclaimed movie, Dil Se, the Thiksey Monastery in the Indus valley is renowned for being the largest among all of the gomphas located in the provinces of Ladakh and Leh. Managed by the Gelighpa sect, it’s extensive architecture is said to imitate the style of the Palace of Potala in Tibet.

The building consists of 12 storeys, divided into clear sections of residence, preserves and exhibits, the last of which contains such as stupas, thangkas, and statues. Besides a large collection of ancient swords and traditional paintings and artistry, a major attraction and feature of the premises of the monastery is the temple of the Maitreya Buddha. The idol of the Buddha was established in order to commemorate the welcoming of the 14th Dalai Lama in 1970. The traditional festivals held in the Monastery are the annual ritual of Gustor, held during the ninth month of the Tibetan calendar. The holy traditional dance of the Cham Dance is also a major cultural festival of the monastery.

  • The traditional festivals held in the Monastery are the annual ritual of Gustor, held during the ninth month of the Tibetan calendar. The holy traditional dance of the Cham Dance is also a major cultural festival of the monastery.

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  • Thiksey Monastery Address: Thiksey Villay, Leh Manali Highway, Thiksey, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101, India
  • Thiksey Monastery Contact Number: +91-9320089774
  • Thiksey Monastery Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thiksey Monastery Price: 20 INR
  • Best time to visit Thiksey Monastery(preferred time): 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Thiksey Monastery: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Leh include Thiksey Monastery in their plan

  • 68.55% of people start their Thiksey Monastery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Thiksey Monastery

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91.48% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Thiksey Monastery

People normally club together Hall Of Fame and Leh Palace while planning their visit to Thiksey Monastery.

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    On 23-Apr-2018

    Great place to visit!

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  • Fabulous place for everyone to visit. There is also a very good restaurant at the main entrance that has nice interiors and views. The food is good too. The monastery had a huge statue of Buddha inside and the views from the top are awe inspiring. Must visit. You can easily spend 3 hours here

  • The place is built in line with the architecture of Lhasa. The place is on top of a hill and the view is breathtaking. You can experience religion and art. There is a restaurant which serves vegetarian food. The food is value for money. There is a souvenir shop too.

  • I really loved the monastery, the location, the views, the temple and the vibes, everything was amazing. We even got to see monks doing their prayers and it has got beautiful statue of Future Buddha here. The views around the monastery are spectacular and you would enjoy sitting here for hours even.

  • Superb place and superb view from the top. You need to climb stairs for like 10 mins, but it would be totally worth the climb. The view from the top would be spectacular. One side would be a desert and the other side would be greenery... I love this place and the view...

  • Quite the site, but not in Winter.. ha 40 foot Buddha inside. Some steps to climb. Very clean and deep silence! Not too far from Leh on a decent road.

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