Top 6 Places in north India to experience Tibetan culture

OM MA NI PADME HUM, is line writen on every Tibetan flag which contains 5 colour. Each color defines different story.. the line means “A Jewel is in the lotus”. Which means because the lotus rise from the Mud without stains, they are often viewed as a symbol of purity.


Nyingyang Monastery, Bir
Sherabling Monastery

The Tibetan culture and its impact on the region and its residents are displayed in Bir Billing by the large number of monasteries in the area. Sherab Ling Monastery, among other monasteries, is the one that enjoys the most popularity due to the meditation classes it provides to both visitors and locals.

Leh, Ladakh

Thiksey Monastery, Shey (Leh)

If you want to experience aventure and peace together, than there is only one region made for it i.e. Ladakh. It is a prime place for Tibetan culture and brown mountains. Spirituality is a important part of Ladakh, otherwise we can’t imagine how they survive in such unfavorable weather conditions. You can experience the same by visiting over a monastery of Ladakh. There are more than 30 monesteries in Ladakh region, and each of them are special in its own place.

Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

Kalachakra Temple, Mcleodganj

It is the place of home to world renowned Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. It is situated in Dharamshala, District Kangra. Tsuglagkhang Complex also serves as the signature place of Dalai Lama. The famous monastery  is situated in the mid of Mcleodganj Market, where you can enjoy the beauty of lush green covered mountains, the colourful stalls shops. The temple magnifies the sense of harmony while rolling the holy wheels of prayers stating “Om Ma Ni Padme Hum”.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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There are a number of vibrant monasteries in Manali that showcase the rich culture and history of the Tibetan migrants who lived in Kullu and Manali. The Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa and the Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa are the two prime monasteries in Manali that attract a lot of spirituality seekers. To maintain traditional Tibetan art, the Tibetan Monasteries also manage a Thanks School of Arts and a Carpet-weaving Center.

Lahaul-Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

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In Spiti valley, world famous monastery is situated named Kye Monastery morever famous as Kye Gompa situated at 13,668 ft height above sea level. Also it is the largest Monastery in Spiti Valley. The Gompa(Monastery) is situated near Spiti River in Lahaul district of Himchal.

Dehradun, Uttrakhand

Buddha Temple, Dehradun

Himalaya is filled with such great Buddhist Monasteries in Dehradun. One famous is Buddha Temple, situated in Clement Town, Dehradun. It is situated exactly in the middle of the city, due to which it is always filled with local travelers

You can easily found a auto rikshaw from ISBT, Dehradun, which is around 3-4 km from the Buddha Temple.

Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

Lochawa Buddhist Temple, Kalpa

Kinnaur is the last district in Himachal Pradesh border, and consists the real beauty of rich culture of Himachal Pradesh. It is to be said that, if you want to explore real ethnicity of Himachal, do visit Kinnaur. Specifically in Kalpa, the people here are pretty inspired to Tibetan influence.

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