Tabo Monastery is the charm of Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, situated at an altitude of 3050 m. The monastery was established by the great scholar, Richen Zangpo, in the year 960 AD. Tabo Monastery is decked with a large number of exquisite ancient murals, dating back to the 11th century. Tabo Gompa is also renowned as the institution for advanced learning in India. Offers magnificent views of the valley, The Tabo is also referred as "Ajanta of the Himalayas". A compilation of Gompas, monasteries and temples the Tabo Monasteries offers world famous ancient monastery located on the bank of river Spiti, an important window to Tibetan culture. The life of Sakyamuni Buddha is also elegantly depicted on the monastery wall. The Gompa also enclosed with wooden images and a valued library of ancient manuscripts. The walls of the monastery are decorated with beautiful paintings and thus capture traveler’s attraction to a greater extend.
How to Reach Tabo Monastery :
By Air - Situated at a distance of 250 km from Kullu Manali, Tabo is the nearest airport which provides frequent air service from all the major cities of India.
By Rail - Shimla and Pathankot is nearest railheads from Tabo Monastery
By Road - Well-connected with all the important cities of the state by road:
- From Shimla, via the Spiti Valley
- From Manali, via the Rohtang Pass
- From Ladakh, via the Sing -O-la passes
Prime Buddhist Sites in Himachal Pradesh