Thiksey MonasteryCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Thiksey Villay, Leh Manali Highway, Thiksey, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101, India
- 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
Thiksey Monastery - Review
Famous for itâs 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, itâs 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.
Thiksey Monastery Information
- 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.
Restaurants Near Thiksey Monastery
- Tenzin Dickey Tibetan
- KC Garden Cafe
- Open Hand Cafe
- Chopsticks Noodle Bar & Cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Thiksey Monastery
95% of people who visit Leh include Thiksey Monastery in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
68.55% of people start their Thiksey Monastery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Thiksey Monastery
91.48% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Thiksey Monastery
Thiksey Monastery Trips
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
Beautiful and tranquil place to visit. When you climb up the steps, you will see a far panoramic view. In the main hall, there is Maitreya statue (the future Buddha) which occupies 2 stories! Shoes must be removed when you enter some halls hence it’s recommended to wear the shoes that easy to take off and put on
It's a beautiful ancient monastery. If in Leh, one must visit it. One also gets a good view of Thiksey village from the top. Morning chantings are great.
The best place I loved in Leh. This monastery us like the identity of Leh. It's situated on a height but cars and bikes can go till the top. You climb a bit from there and the views on top are just excellent. Meet some of the monks there and hear about their lives. I rented a bike and rode there just 28 kms from leh. Sit on the top and enjoy the views- if you are a nature lover, you'll love it. Take about 2-3 hours of time if you want to see it fully and peacefully. Else you can just walk through.
Nice place to visit. Located at a high mountain, we get a picturesque view of surrounding blue mountains with snow cap and beautiful valley. Monastery is in typical Tibetan architecture worth to see. Big statue of Lord Buddha inside the temple is amazing. Souvenir shop near the parking area sells traditional Ladakhi items.