People say that travelling is the shortest way to finding purpose in life. For those adrift, it can bring tremendous amounts of peace and calm. And what better way to find meaning and a sense of purpose than set out to travel and spend time in magnificent monasteries around India. So, bringing you this list of some of The Best Monasteries in India You should definitely Visit. You can easily travel to all the mentioned destinations from Wheelstreet.com by renting a bullet bikes from Delhi. So let’s start!
Tucked away and beautifully isolated, this monastery that falls between Leh and Kargil is the definition of peace and calm. A hotel is available for visitors to chill out and relax at and the monks at Lamayuru Monastery, as always, make for great company and good conversations. This should surely be in your list of monasteries to visit, and if it’s not, then better dot it down because it is totally worth it!
This little place in the Zanskar village in Kashmir is great for getting in touch with your inner self, as the monastery is completely isolated from the outside world, which is never a bad thing. The road that leads up to the Monastery is a little rough but is accessible via motor vehicles. RangdumGompa gives insight into the slow and calm life of the monks as you spend time there, all in all, a wonderful experience for any weary traveller.
More than a thousand years old, this monastery in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh is a sight for sore eyes and also a calm for sore souls in the mountainous area that encompasses it so well. The monastery having quite a lot of significance for monks and scholars, Kye Monastery is well worth your time to check this awesome place out.
Probably the most visited out of all the monasteries in Northern India, HemisGompa is certain to bring the color back in your life. The Hemis annual festival is one that is an attraction for people all over the world, as Buddhist rituals come out in flamboyant styles. The Hemis monastery also leads to the Hemis National Park which is pretty cool.
A really cool and scenic place to hang at, the Phugtal monastery might just be a one of a kind experience. With buildings literally on the side of a cliff, this monastery will test your ability to remain calm for sure. Located in the valley of Lungnak, there are roads that lead up to this amazing cliff-hanger of a place. Surprisingly the facility of renting a bike online in Leh is easily available, and travellers could just ride a bike up to the place. Do try and check it out!