Maitreya Buddha

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About Maitreya Buddha in Nubra Valley, Ladakh

There are many things to fall in love with in Nubra Valley, but one which leaves you fascinated is the 108 feet tall statue of Maitreya Buddha. Everything about it, from its location to its size & aesthetics, makes it a major tourist attraction in Nubra Valley.

The 108 feet tall statue of Maitreya Buddha is located just below the Diskit monastery, at an altitude of 10,308 feet, 15 kilometers northwest off the Khalsar-Panakil route, right at the edge of the desert in the Nubra Valley.

While the Diskit Monastery is a major tourist place to visit in Nubra Valley in itself, you cannot miss out on the Maitreya Buddha statue.

About the Maitreya Buddha Statue

The height of the Maitreya Buddha statue is certainly something to think about, but there are other things about the statue that are as interesting. It represents 3 ideas: protection of the Diskit Village, promotion of world peace & prevention of further war with Pakistan.

The gold and red coloured Mitreya Buddha statue faces the Shyok River towards Pakistan and is seated below the Diskit Monastery above a hill.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the best time to visit Maitreya Buddha Statue in Nubra Valley?

May to September is the best time to visit the Maitreya Buddha statue in Nubra Valley.

Q. Do you need a special permit to visit the Maitreya Buddha Statue?

Indian tourists need an Inner Line Permit while international tourists need a Protected Area Permit to visit Nubra Valley. Apart from that, no other permit is required to visit any place within Nubra Valley.

Q. How to reach Maitreya Buddha Statue?

Maitreya Buddha statue is located just below Diskit Monastery. The best way to reach it is by road, by taking the Manali-Leh highway via Manali or Srinagar.

The road from Leh to Diskit in Nubra Valley passes through South Pullu, which is an army camp. From there, it continues to Khardung La & descends to North Pullu, followed by Khardung Village & Khalsar Village.

At Khalsar Village in the valley floor, the road gets divided into two, where the left part descends to Diskit & Hunder villages, while the right one goes to Sumur & Panamik villages of Nubra Valley.

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