Home to hundreds of Buddhist monasteries, Ladakh is undoubtedly one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage destinations in India. Centuries old monasteries are nestled in the lofty mountains of Ladakh. There are pilgrimage destinations situated not only at the popular places to visit in Ladakh but in the remote corners as well. Amongst the top pilgrimage places in Ladakh is its acclaimed Shanti Stupa in Leh City.
Even though the devotees can pay obeisance throughout the year at the Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh, planning a pilgrimage tour around the religious festivals is deemed an ideal plan. Amongst the most important religious places in Ladakh are Hemis Monastery where the Hemis Festival takes place; Lamayuru Monastery where Yuru Kabgyat is celebrated; and Phyang Monastery where Phyang Tsedup takes place. Thiksey, Spituk, Karsha, Likir, and Diskit monasteries, all have an annual festival that can be planned to be witnessed on your spiritual tour in Ladakh.
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Hemis Monastery, Thiksay Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, and Shanti Stupa are some of the most popular pilgrimage places in Ladakh.
One can visit any time of the year for a pilgrimage tour, however, visiting during the religious festivals is considered an ideal plan.
Hemis Festival that is held in the month of June/July every year, is a must-see in Ladakh.