Leh: Stakna Monastery, Leh Tourist Places to Visit for Monastery
Must See India - Best Travel Guide to India
Leh Attractions
Home   |   Login   |   Register   |   Contact Us
 ›   ›   ›   ›   ›  Attractions

Stakna Monastery

, Leh

  (part of Ladakh region)

No photo available!
Stakna Gompa, famous for the splendid architecture on a 60 m high isolated rock and one of the most accessible monasteries, is another eye-catching monastery located 25 km from Leh. This monastery is a visual display of the religious and cultural heritage of India and Buddhism.

The monastery, built by a great scholar and Buddhist follower Chosje Jamyang Palkar in the year 1580, is a treasure of Buddhist scholarly teachings, artifacts and paintings. The Gompa is constructed by Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Monastery is renowned as ‘Tiger’s Nose Monastery' as the rock on which the gompa located is shaped like a tiger leaping up to the sky and with the building itself is placed on the nose of this rock tiger.

The main attraction of the monastery lies in its enchanting marble statue of Avalokitesvara believed to be brought from Assam. A museum displaying interesting collections of arms and armory is also preserved here. Regular buses pass by the shrine and by road it is a 30 mins walk-up a sharp hill.
To visit and experience Jammu and Kashmir hassle-free, view kashmir holiday packages.

Comments (0) Reviews (0)

People who viewed this page also viewed

Alchi honeymoon packages from Mumbai
Alchi packages from Pune
Almora packages from Kolkata
Bandipur-national-park honeymoon packages from Hyderabad
Kasauli honeymoon packages from Chennai
Kochi honeymoon packages from Delhi
Kumarakom honeymoon packages from Chennai
Munnar Tour Packages
best place for the honeymoon
manali honeymoon package from chennai
manali shimla tour package
sikkim package tour from kolkata




debug_temp: place_view : place:13410:Stakna Monastery:Place