Thiksey Monastery, Leh

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Address: Thiksey Villay, Leh Manali Highway, Thiksey, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101, India

Phone: +91-9320089774

Ticket Price: 20 INR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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Art And Culture, Religious Site, Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture , Monastery , Valley, Festival

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About Thiksey Monastery, Leh

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.

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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Thiksey Monastery, Leh Reviews

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  • It is one of the most beautiful and of course one of the easiest to explore monasteries for those who are doing a quick trip to Leh. Having said that, there is a sense of peace which engulfs the place. The visitors should keep that in mind. It’s tranquility shall move you. It’s beautiful and quaint.

  • Peaceful, quaint with amazing architecture. It's easy to visit from leh city. The views are breathtaking and even more the illustration are worth a look. Be sure to sit for a 10-15 min meditation session when you visit. Try to maintain silence and let others enjoy the beauty of this monestry. Also do go up towards the rooftop to get the 360 degree view of leh valley. Best time to visit would be in winters as it's covered with snow and quite empty, all for you :).

  • This place have a lot to offer. if you love peace and kids. You will enjoy a lot.

  • Leh-Leh Aroma-Aroma amazing place to go. Spirituality and the peaceful atmosphere and the constant humming sound in courtyard soothes the soul.

  • Thikse Monastery (also frequently referred to as, “Thikse Gompa,”), a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, sits at 11,800 feet above sea level in the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh, India. The accompanying photo below effectively illustrates the scope of the immensity of the mountains that serve as a backdrop to the monastery, rising steeply and majestically behind it.

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