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Lahaul places to visit

Lahaul as a destination

Monday, 6th September 2021

If you are making a trip to the Spiti valley, you’ll obviously know about Lahaul too. Lahaul is actually a part of Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul and Spiti district. People will generally overlook the scenic beauty and historic significance of Lahaul. It is not known to many that both Lahaul and Spiti along with Zanskar had been a part of the royal kingdom of Ladakh. The destination of Lahaul has a mixed cultural milieu. There are multiple attractive places to be explored in the region. There are several places to visit in Lahaul. Learn more:

Markula Devi Temple

Markula Devi Temple is one of the most auspicious 12th-century temples in the Lahaul region. This temple falls in Lahaul’s Udaipur town, the 2nd largest town after Keylong. The deity of Goddess Kali is enshrined here and the temple comes with attractive conical architecture. The interior walls of the temple are decked with various scenes from the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.


Tayul Monastery

This is a 17th-century monastery located in the Stingri village. It was set up by Rinchen Lama from Tibet’s Kham region. The monastery enshrines a pretty lavish statue of the revered Padmasambhava. In the Tibetan language ‘Tayul’ stands for ‘Chosen Place’. It is one of the most ancient Drukpa monasteries in the region.


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Triloknath Temple

This temple is located in the Udaipur town and rises to an elevation of 2700 meters. People of both Hindu communities and Buddhist communities offer prayers here. While Hindus offer prayers to Lord Shiva Buddhists offer prayers to Avalokiteshvara. The temple dates back to the 11th century.


Gemur monastery

This monastery is one of the most accessible monasteries of Lahaul and is well known for hosting unique masked dances annually. Furthermore, it is one of the most lavish and affluent monasteries of Lahaul. This monastery was constructed around the 13th-14th centuries. One can relish the beauty of the Lahaul valley from the Gemur monastery.


Kardang monastery

Kardang monastery dates back to some 900 years and is one of the largest monasteries in the Lahaul region. It stands along the banks of River Bhaga. The ambiance around the monastery is tranquil and peaceful and that makes the place simply ideal for the lovers of solitude. The main temple in the monastery has the idols of Vajradhara, Padmasambhava, and Sakyamuni. The monastery also has dwellings for monks.


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