Monasteries in Spiti are ancient and mystical. The spiritual sources of Tibetan Buddhism need to be experienced. There are five main Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Spiti- Ki, Komic, Dhankar, Kungri and Tabo Monastery. The middle land between Tibet and India is chunk of Tibet sheltered in the rugged landscape of Spiti.
Visiting the monasteries in Spiti is fascinating. Nestled at great heights, overlooking magnificent views, these spiritual hubs are mark of the ancient religion. Colourful Buddhist flags are seen fluttering in the breeze. Large prayer wheels and stones carved with the Buddhist mantra 'Oṃ maṇi padme hum' spell divine bliss. The monasteries shelter ancient treasures. Discover the well preserved artwork, scriptures, and statutes of the Tibetan Buddhist religion.
The monasteries have substantial influence over the lives of Spiti’s inhabitants. Tradition requires that families donate their second eldest son to the monastery in their area, or pay a hefty fine. Even Dance, music, arts and crafts are influenced from monasteries.