Kalpa, Buddhist Monasteries, Handicrafts

Kalpa is a small hill station town in Sutlej Valley, Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh; famous for its apple orchards, ancient temples and Buddhist monasteries. Kalpa Hill station Town in H.P. Most people follow both Buddhism and Hinduism and many temples have deities of both religions. The town is situated at an average altitude of 2,960…

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Bylakuppe Buddhist monasteries

Bylakuppe is an area or town, which is home to several Tibetan settlements, established by Lugsum Samdupling in 1961 and Dickyi Larsoe in 1969, near to Koorg, located to the west of Mysore district, Karnataka, India. Bylakuppe – Namdroling Monastery. Tibetans accounted for majority of the population here. An estimated 70,000 Tibetans lives here today;…

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Phugtal Monastery

Phugtal Monastery is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh, in Kargil district, Jammu & Kashmir state. Phugtal Monastery is located in the remote Lungnak Valley in south-eastern Zanskar taluk. The Phuktal Monastery is built like a honeycomb around a natural cave, which is believed to have been in existence for more than 2,550…

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Siddhesvara Dhaam at Solophok Hills

Siddhesvara Dhaam at Solophok Hills is a beautiful pilgrimage center situated at an altitude of around 5500 feet (1675 meters) above sea level in Sikkim state of India. Siddhesvara Dhaam pilgrimage center at Solophok Hills was opened in November 2011. Statue of 87 feet high Lord Shiva, situated in the main temple inside ‘Siddhesvara Dhaam’…

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Tawang Hill Station, Tawang Monastery

Tawang Hill Station is situated Arunachal Pradesh state of India, at a height of around 10000 feet (3500 meters) above sea level. Tawang was captured by China in 1962 during the India-China war, later on China has withdrawn its troops from Tawang. Birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama (Urgelling Gompa) in Tawang Tawang is home…

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Bodh Gaya, Gautama Buddha's Enlightenment Site

Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya Bodh Gaya, Gautama Buddha’s Enlightenment Site is at Gaya district of Bihar state, India. Bodh Gaya is the place where, it is believed that the¬†Gautama Buddha attained¬†Enlightenment and hence is one among the four sacred pilgrimage centers for Buddhists. Bodhgaya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. Prince Gautama Siddhartha,…

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