This 1000-Year-Old Monastery In Spiti Valley Is The Most Peaceful Place In India

by Sanmita A

The valleys and hills are home to many beautiful and gorgeous monasteries – one of them is the Key Monastery in Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. About 1000 years old, the Key Monastery is also one of the oldest training centres for Lamas. Located at a height of 13,668 feet above sea level, Key Monastery has gorgeous architectural structures in the ‘Pasada style’. The Pasada style in monasteries has the storey form of building forts. This too has various floors and is a must-see for visitors who wish to experience calm and peaceful surroundings while in the monastery.

Monastery In Spiti Valley

Every year scores of tourists visit the Key monastery in search of calm. We ensure that you’ll experience the calmest atmosphere as soon as you enter the place. Apart from that, the backdrop too draws a lot of attention with its snowcapped mountains. Even the road to the beautiful monastery is as gorgeous as the structure itself. For a more blissful experience, you can also plan a stay at the monastery.

You can also choose to stay in Kaza, which has a lot of scenic hotels and resorts for tourists wanting to visit the Key Monastery. The best time to visit the monastery is during the summers, May – October. The Rohtang Pass is closed during the winters.


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Magnificent Murals & Interiors

The interiors are decorated with intricate designs and magnificent murals which are as old as the structure itself. It was beautiful paintings and each temple is built on top of another. The entire monastery has three floors, from which the room of paintings attracts the most attention for its beauty.

Not only the travel enthusiasts, but Key Monastery is a must-visit place for history buffs too. It houses an antique collection of instruments and weapons put up for display for the visitors.

In a nutshell, it is a place which will help you unwind and take a step back. You can even watch the Lamas under training and have a good time. And if you wish to learn more, and admire the beauty of the place, make sure you interact with the monks.

Location –

Located in the North of Kaza, you need to take a bus from Manali in order to visit Kee. Although from Kaza, you will have to hire a private vehicle to reach the monastery. And did we tell you, do not miss out on the herbal teas which are available there.

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