Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India

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Famous Buddhist Monasteries in IndiaBuddhist Monasteries in India are the religious monuments where Lord Buddha is worshipped in various forms. They depict the life and teachings of Buddha and the monks living in these monasteries follow the strict guidelines laid down by their predecessors.

Namgyal Monastery, DharamshalaNamgyal Monastery is located in McLeod Ganj in Dharamshala district of Himachal Pradesh and is referred to as Dalai Lamas temple.

Rumtek Monastery, SikkimSituated amidst the scenic surroundings of the Himalayas, Rumtek Monastery is the largest and the most visited monastery in Sikkim.

Enchey Monastery, SikkimSituated in the tranquil surroundings of Gangtok, Enchey Monastery is an important place of Buddhist worship in Sikkim.

Hemis Monastery, LadakhSituated 45 km from Leh amidst Desert Mountains of Ladakh, Hemis is a Tibetan monastery of the Drukpa Lineage.

Thiksey Monastery, LadakhSituated 19 km east of Leh on a hilltop, Thiksey Monastery is the largest Gompa in Central Ladakh.

Diskit Monastery, LadakhLocated in Nubra valley in Ladakh, Diskit Monastery is the oldest monastery of the region.

Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling, West BengalSituated 08 km from Darjeeing at an altitude of 8000 ft, Ghoom Monastery is a major tourist attraction of the region.

Tawang Monastery, Arunachal PradeshSituated at an altitude of 10000 ft above sea level, Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh holds the distinction of second largest monastery in Asia.

Kye Monastery, Spiti, Himachal PradeshKye Monastery in Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh is a thousand years old religious monument situated at an altitude of 4116 m above sea level.

Mindrolling Monastery, DehradunFounded in 1676, Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun is considered as one of the largest Buddhist viharas in India.