Alchi Monastery - Ladakh
Alchi Monastery also known as Alchi Gompa is a Buddhist Monastery. Situated on the banks of Indus Valley, it’s known for its unique Style and workmanship. Monastery Complex, developed between 958 and 1055, is known for its 3 temples. 1st the Monastery itself; then the Dukhang or Assemble Hall and the Main Temple – gTsug-lag-khang! What is best seen here is the complete immersion of Kashmiri architecture perfectly blended in Tibetan style – something so rare to find anywhere else in the world! Completely curtailed in walls paintings depicting life stages of Lord Buddha, including some of the rarest and oldest paintings well preserved over the years! Catch a glimpse of these along with elaborate wood carvings dipped in art as good as Baroque style. If you really wish to see some of the oldest paintings of of Hindu Kings of those times – be here! Its’ simply incomparable!
- Chhoskhor Temple :(Open 08:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm and 02:00 pm – 6 pm)
- Vairocana Temple : (Open 08:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm and 02:00 pm – 6 pm)
- Best Time to Visit : May – June
Stay here at Alchi Resort with 2 room coloured cottages with impressive Nepalese interiors and clean bathrooms.
Tourist Advise: Being on height, those who have beathing problems, might experience little bathing problem. So carry small handy oxygen cylinders which are available in all major medical stores of India. Main Alchi Village is 4 kms down a almost dead lane which leaves Leh – Kargil Road.