Saturday, July 27, 2013

Buddhist Monastery made out of mud in Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India

1000 year old Tabo monastery
Tabo is another beautiful scenic little town located in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Tabo is located at an altitude of 3050 metres. From Chandigarh it will take you 8 hours by road (around 490 kms).It is around 45 kms from Kaza.

From my cousin Soma who went for a trip to Himachal Pradesh recently, I found that Tabo is indeed quite a special place, not only because of its scenic beauty but also because it houses a Buddhist monastery which is over a 1000 years old. But that is not what lends it the uniqueness, the fact that the monastery is made out of mud is what totally amazed me!

I found out from Wikipedia that his Holiness the Dalai Lama considers this monastery in Tabo as one of the holiest monasteries in the world.

I am sharing some pictures of the Tabo monastery. These pictures are courtesy my cousin Soma Jha.

Tabo monastery
Monastery in Tabo made out
of mud

Buddhist monastery in Tabo
Himachal Pradesh
Buddhist monastery in
Tabo, Himachal Pradesh

On the way to Kaza


Arumugam Easwar said...

Very informative. Like the pictures.

Nona said...

Nice place

Sabyasachi Patra said...

Your cousin has an eye for composition. Good to know about these mud houses and monastery.

Tomichan Matheikal said...

You are really whetting my desire to visit HP.

Ranjana Jha said...

@Sabyasachi, Thanks. Yes, she does. Himachal Pradesh needs to be really explored.

Ranjana Jha said...

@Tomichan, Thanks, yes, Himachal Pradesh is quite amazing and courtesy my cousin, I now know of so many not so touristy places.

Ranjana Jha said...

@Arumugam Easwar and Nona, thanks so much!