Perched atop a hill, Thiksey Monastery is a famous monastery in Ladakh and is a must visit for all the tourists. Whether you are a pilgrim seeking something spiritual or just looking to explore some beautiful sights. The monastery is known for having a majestic statue of Maitreya (future Buddha) that is about 40 feet in height.
One of the most prominent attractions of visiting Thiksey Monastery is the morning prayers that that brings in flocks of people to witness the enchanting event. The monastery is also known to offer some beautiful views of the Indus valley and the serene surroundings. If you are interested in exploring the local culture, attending the Gustor festival comes highly recommended.
Highlights: One of the highlights of this place is that it is often referred to as 'Mini Potola’ of India because of its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa which is also a world heritage site.
Best time to visit:The best time to visit this place is from April in the summer months as it remains closed from November because of snowfall.
Location: Thiksey Monastery, Thiksey Village, Leh-Manali highway, Jammu and KashmirDistance from Leh: Thicksey Monastery is about 18 km away from the main city of Leh.