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This article provides information about the Dhankar Gompa of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Check out the Dhankar Monastery, India.

Dhankar Gompa

Location: Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Dhankar Gompa Monastery Himachal PradeshDhankar Gompa is a Buddhist monastery situated in the Spiti Valley of India. It stands perched at a height of 12,774 feet and falls between the towns of Kaza and Tabo. Dhankar was the erstwhile capital of Spiti Valley Kingdom during the 17th century. The monastery was built approximately one thousand years ago. One of the major attractions of Dhankar Monastery is statue of Vairochana (Dhayan Buddha), consisting of 4 figures seated back to back. It also houses a collection of various crumbling thankas.

Situated around 1 km away Dhankar Gompa is the small village of Shichilling, which houses the new Dhankar Monastery. The new monastery belongs to the Gelugkpa School of Order and serves as the residence of approximately 150 monks. To the south of the gompa is a national park, where you might get to see the snow leopard.

How to reach Dhankar Gompa

By Air
Shimla airport is the nearest to Spiti Valley.

By Rail
The nearest railway station of Kalka is well connected with most of the major cities of India.

By Road
One can easily get buses, jeeps and taxis for Spiti, from Shimla and Rampur.

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