Top 10 Beautiful Budhist Monasteries In India!

Written By

Ruchika Mandora

Tawang monastery, near Bhutan, is India's largest and maybe Arunachal Pradesh's best tourist attraction.

Tawang Monastery, Aranachal Pradesh


The Hemis monastery in Ladakh is the biggest Buddhist monastery there. Before the 11th century, the monastery was there, but it was rebuilt in India in 1652.

Hemis Monastery, Ladakh


This large, colorful monastery was first built in Tibet in the 9th century, but it was rebuilt in India in the early 1960s.

Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim


It was built to remember the 14th Dalai Lama's visit in 1970. It took four years to finish.

Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh


The Dalai Lama lives in Tsuglagkhang Complex. The Tibet Museum, Namgyal Gompa, Kalachakra temple, and Tsuglagkhang temple are all well-known.

Tsuglagkhang Complex, Dharamsala


It is amazing that it was built at the mouth of a huge cave, down into the side of a cliff, and in front of a deep gorge.

Phuktal Monastery, Zanskar


Palpung Sherabling Monastic Seat is surrounded by snow-capped mountains on 30 acres of pine forest.

Palpung Sherabling Monastic Seat, Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh


Mindrolling monastery is one of the most important Nyingma temples in Tibet. It is pronounced MINH-droh-lyng.

Mindrolling Monastery, Dehradun


It's India's second-largest Tibetan settlement. The prayer hall and temple's gold and Buddha sculptures are breathtaking.

Namdroling Monastery and Golden Temple, Karnataka


Ki, Komic, Dhankar, Kungri (Pin Valley), and Tabo are Spiti's prominent Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. They have magical, dimly-lit rooms and old artifacts.

Monasteries in Spiti