Awe inspiring splendor of Spiti, the “Little Tibet”
The meaning of Spiti is the Middle Land. This is because it is in between Tibet and India. Spiti is also known as 'Little Tibet' of Himachal Pradesh and it is an awe inspiring holiday destination which attracts many tourists every year. The interesting fact that the region of Spiti lies in between many places like Tibet, Ladakh, Kinnaur, Lahaul and Kullu. The panoramic views, amazing flora and fauna plus the culture of Spiti make it an amazing place which is worth a visit during your lifetime. Spiti has a Buddhist influence on religion and culture and this is because of the fact that it is very close to Ladakh and Tibet. The influence of Buddhism can be seen in the architecture which is breathtaking. There are many interesting attractions here in Spiti and many alluring sights also. The art and culture of Spiti speaks for itself and the monasteries here offer a delightful experience.
Tourist attractions in Spiti Valley:
There are many amazing attraction in and around Spiti. Here we have mentioned few must not miss attractions. Scroll down and check out.
Located around 12km away from Kaza, Ki Gompa is a breath taking attraction. Ki is actually a small village and the whitewashed Ki Gompa stands out here. It is mounted on a 4116m-high hillock and this is the largest of all the Gompas in the region. The panoramic view from the Ki Gompa is too amazing and each year thousands of photography enthusiasts make a visit here to click their master pieces. In the Gompa, almost 300 monks and their students live. The architecture, serene atmosphere and spiritual environment of this Gompa are outstanding and an important festival, Ki Chaam takes place here around June and July. In February or March Losar is celebrated here.
Another architecture laurel and great place of religious importance is the Dhankar Monastery which is 1200-year-old monastery. This breathtaking monastery is wedged between the rocky spurs mounted on the village Dhankar of Spiti. The awe inspiring views from here are remarkable. Here you can check out the famous statue of Vajradhara made up of silver. There is a tranquil hall for prayers which is beautifully adorned with the paintings and colorful writings. The murals of Sakyamuni, Tsongkhapa and Lama Chodrag mounted here are lovely.
Pin Valley National Park:
Apart from the architectural laurels, Spiti has some natural blessings and it is an awe inspiring holiday destination for those who want to take a splash of natural splendor on their mind and souls. We will recommend you to make a visit to the Pin Valley National Park which is situated in Spiti itself. Her you can check out near around 400 species of exotic plants and rare and endangered species of animals. A visit to the Pin valley National Park will give you a one of its kind experience.
Located at a distance of around 2km above Gulling at Kungri is the Spiti Museum. It is a beautiful and ancient museum which is displays the religious work as well as the art work of the place. This museum is a part of the Ugyen Sanag Choling Monastery which is around 600 years old. The ethnological and religious importance of this museum is accentuated with the assortment of the artwork and relics displayed here.
Some other important places of visit in Spiti are KAZA, DHANKAR, LHALUNG, KUNZAM PASS, LOSSAR, KYE MONASTERY, KIBBER AND PIN VALLEY
River rafting and trekking:
If you are looking for the adventure sports, Spiti will not at all disappoint you. Here you can explore the beautiful trekking trails or splash yourself with the rafting experience. River rafting in Spiti River is a popular activity and it offers once in a lifetime experience. For trekkers, Spiti is a paradise as the trekking trails of Spiti are breathtaking and it will surely make your holiday memorable. If you are a game for jeep safaris, you can explore the offbeat jeep safari tour here.
Things to buy in Spiti: You can buy beautiful carpets and Kullu shawls made of pure wool, Ponchoos and woolen Jackets. Pashmina items are very popular of Spiti. Seabuckthorn and Kala Zeera of Spiti are also very popular.
Planning to go this place via Indian Rail?
Visit www.indianrail.gov.in. / for knowing specific trains going to this place. You may book your train tickets at www.irctc.co.in/
Planning to go this place via Bus?
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